philippa smith2

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Advice on Adenium

Posted: 01/02/2018 at 18:12

Ah, sorry, didn't realise where you lived - you should have a much better chance with it than I did in that case.  Fingers crossed for you and he/she 

Advice on Adenium

Posted: 01/02/2018 at 17:56

I used to have one of these beautiful plants years ago.  As far as I can recall, you would treat it as you would a succulent.  Ensure your compost is suitable and you can keep it warm and in good light.As with all these non native plants, you need to emulate the conditions they grow in naturally as far as possible.

Not terribly helpful I'm afraid and I am not sure how long I managed to keep my own specimen for but hope you do better with yours

Neighbours plants damaging my Mum's fence

Posted: 30/01/2018 at 18:28

Unfortunately, obtaining the registers/title plans or WHY of both properties will make little difference if there is a serious dispute. The Land registry plans can make a general boundary very obvious..........but that isn't the end of the story. You can employ a surveyor who will mark your boundary.  However, if your neighbour disagrees with the report, you then have to take it is a civil matter and therefore you will have no recourse other than a court..........more money down the drain, more frustration and anxiety for the OP's mum.

Been there, done most of it and sadly don't have an easy solution to offer.

Indoor Displays

Posted: 30/01/2018 at 18:00

Natbat - I hope you won't be put off using the forum - it is, on the whole, a pretty friendly site and a useful source of information and advice. 

Sharing a garden instead of an allotment

Posted: 30/01/2018 at 17:32

Pansy  I think the surname you are looking for is Whittingstall 

River Gardens or something ?  He did, I think, instigate the idea as such and it did seem to take off at one point.  Shame if it has gone by the board now.

Depending on your neighbourhood, it wouldn't take much to do it on a very local level. One of my neighbours with a large garden is not able to grow veg, etc herself - at 93 it's just too much.  I use a bit of her garden to grow stuff for both of us - it works well for both of us.  Gives me a bit of extra ground and gives her fresh veg, etc. I do all the work but gain as much as she does.   

what not to compost

Posted: 30/01/2018 at 17:20

When you moved house in the '60's or '70's, your packing cases were often Tea Chests .  If you still have one of these, preferably with the importer's name stencilled on the side,it  could be worth a bit

Grape vine gone wild !

Posted: 29/01/2018 at 18:03

This would be the best time to prune your vine - ie before it starts into growth again..  There are various guides ( the RHS for one ) which will give you some pointers as where and how to cut.

If it is allowed to grow continuously to the proportions you mention, you may get plenty of grapes but not all may swell and ripen to produce useable fruit.

I'd guess the first thing to look at is the actual framework you wish to achieve for the space you have available -  you will want to be able to pick the grapes without clambering up the lamp post I imagine

Indoor Displays

Posted: 28/01/2018 at 18:31

Indoor Displays

Posted: 28/01/2018 at 17:54

Well, that's sorted then -  obviously neither of us knows what we are talking about - have a nice evening

Indoor Displays

Posted: 28/01/2018 at 17:25

Glad you aren't fussed - all you need to do now is learn to differentiate between a suggestion and an opinion. I'm afraid I can't help with that. 

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