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Rude but funny.

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 19:03

Eggcellent............Jack Dee would be proud of you all

I'm digging a pond by hand...

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 18:57

Steve......if using Lysimachia I've always found they do best if you keep them damp around the roots.

Pond is looking really good to be worth all those aching muscles...Congrats


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 18:51

Nice pond Lyn

Growing agapanthus from seed

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 18:50 can divide congested clumps of Agapanthus to give you some new ones.  Just bear in mind that they always seem to flower better if grown closely confined.

If you can, let the seed heads ripen on the plant before collecting and storing and following the advice above.


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:03


Even worse.....check the Funny but Rude thread.....specially for you


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 20:59

Best put out a "To Let " sign Fishy so they know your Pond is available soon


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 20:55

But try and get a couple of bucketfuls from an established gives the pond a good start as it should contain plenty of natural stuff  It's always worked for me so it should " as a mere man" work for you too

Sorry looking Cytisus 'Lena'

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 20:05

You could well be right Nutcutlet.......can't enlarge so just took a chance.....same as Steve will have to I think

Poorly Chicken

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 19:59

Loz..........your Chickens will gradually lay less as they get older.  Light levels play a part in how active they are but they should be eating normally whatever time of year.

If one is sickly looking, keep it confined away from the others and seek advice from a Vet...........a good Vet who is experienced with Poultry...not just a vet who deals with domestic pets. 

I'm taking it that the poorly Chicken isn't just going into a moult ?  If not, I wouldn't waste any time getting her checked out.

Best of luck


lillies cultivars

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 19:36 is quite easy to propagate Lillies from scales but they will take a few years to reach flowering size.  Best to pot them on ( don't overpot ) using a free draining compost and keep them in cold g/h or frame.  Just treat them as you would any cutting....i.e pot on when necessary but don't overwater.  Eventually they will form a bulb which you can then grow on in pots until they reach a decent size.

As a PS to AJac's post.......I believe Provado is best used in early Spring allowing at least 2 or 3 months before the plant flowers.  That way it will have done the biz and will not be drawn up to poison any insects going for the flowers.  I THINK that is correct but you should check it out before using I think

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Rude but funny.

Another Quotes thread.......can't find the old one. 
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Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

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Not stolen..........just hiding !! 
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Glyphosate killer in various forms

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How things change 
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