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Chinese Gooseberry

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 09:58

Julie.........check which variety you have.  There are a couple of self fertile of which is called "Jenny".

Forum names

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 20:34

Provided they are Reds rather than Greys or you will have to answer to Steve309 I think

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 20:29

Like I is a personal thing.....

AJak........hope Flossie enjoyed her evening

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:42

Yvies............I don't think anyone can offer a guarantee that Mouse not might venture into your nice warm house come winter ( I know we are all clever on here but....? )

Actually, I wasn't thinking Rat so much as Field (as opposed to House ) Mouse or Vole.

However, it sounds like it is simply going to be between you and your OH..........only you know your strengths in that quarter.  Just make sure you have your arguments ready should you win and it backfires  Mouse may well be happy to keep to his/her patch........a meaningful discussion with it may not go amiss one quiet evening.  Tho heaven knows what your neighbours might think if they spot you seemingly communing with a hole in the ground


Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:20

I don't think it matters particularly what others think as such Yvies........we aren't living with them after all.

If you like mice ( you are sure it is a mouse I guess ? ), leave it be.  If not, persuade him/her to take up residence somewhere else. 


Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:08

Mmm....there's a fine point between leaving them in the hopes of someone turning up to munch them and then them suddenly exploding (population wise......if they auto exploded, we'd be a lot happier I guess )

I think I'd go with Nutcutllet

What is this?

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:02

Looks as if it could be a Dogwood of some kind ?

wild sweetpeas

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 17:57

You can do them 2 ways.............Autumn or Spring.

Personally, I would sow them now.  They will germinate fairly quickly but you will need to grow them on ( deep narrow pots are best to accommodate the long root ) and then plant out next year.

It might  be helpful to check out David K's thread on Sweet Peas.......I'm thinking the basics are the same.  I don't currently grow Sweet Peas but do have the everlasting.

Hope this gives you a start anyway......IMO they are useful plants to have around



Posted: 31/07/2014 at 17:38

Maxine.....don't despair...........I've been taking cutting for years..........not all of them take by any means

Gradually, the more you do it, the easier it will become.  Take a note of what you have done in what medium and then you can compare your results and alter your methods accordingly

Talkback: How to collect and sow foxglove seed

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 16:59

Elizabeth.........depending what type you have, I wouldn't say it is abnormal.

The basic  ones can certainly reach the size you mention without too much trouble

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Free tickets available

Want a day out at the Zoo ? 
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Timber Compost Bins

Close boarded or open ? 
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Elymus magellanicus - Blue wheat grass ( I think ! )

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Great gardening weather

Dry, sunny and no wind for a change . 
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Carex trifida "Rekohu Sunrise"

Anyone growing this ? 
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Seed sowing. 
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Kindle e readers

Advice sought from Kindle users. 
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Papaver orientale " Black and White "

Anyone growing this one ? 
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Philadelphus coronarius variegatus

anyone grown this ? 
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Nandina domestica

Regenerating old plant. 
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Book Lovers and Library Users

Pay for a Library Service or lose it ? 
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Wasps......lack of this year ? 
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How to politely educate someone ? 
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What do the various abbrevations mean and are we talking about the same thing ? 
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Last Post: 09/10/2014 at 08:59

Rude but funny.

Another Quotes thread.......can't find the old one. 
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