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Posted: 30/08/2014 at 19:02

Kef...........a good proved popular earlier on didn't it ? 

I'm not so sure my Sumach could be called a family/life problem.......2 years on and I'm still trying to kill the damn thing. 

My large concrete built pond has a serious leak and somehow I have to keep 18 fish alive in something ( as well as the numerous other creatures ) whilst I drain and fit a liner.

Better stop now or I'll go on forever......not life threatening and certainly nothing like as serious as some folks are having to deal with but thought I'd start the ball rolling 

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 18:46

Ajac..............I take the above back...........your post wasn't there a minute ago

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 18:44

Nutcutlet/Runnybeak............I'm still having a sneaky giggle about the "can't be a***d bit...........

I was going to suggest we start a proper "Review" thread rather than the one imposed on us .....but......guess what.........I bet we....................??

Foreign Seeds

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 20:40

OL.........onwards and upwards indeed..............dim ?  Nah

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 20:36

That's the trouble with the world today...........sheer apathy on our behalf

Only popped out for a Mat.

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 20:31

SGLilly..........well, that's certainly a thought.......I could be classed as both I suppose .......perhaps I'll change my forum name to OP

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 20:26

I think it's the same for everyone.....I too have apparently "reviewed" all sorts of plants.

Just hope no one holds me to what I have supposedly either endorsed or called rubbish

What do i have please?

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 19:56

Mark........for your Begonias you don't necessarily need to keep them potted.  Once all the top growth has died back, you can lift the tubers/corms , dry them off, give a quick dusting with Sulphur powder and then store in cool, dry place until Spring just in paper bags or in containers with dry sand, compost or sawdust - the key is dry and frost free.

This method  is really only for tender bulbs/tubers.  Those that are hardy  ( daffs, etc. ) you can leave in situ. Although if space is at a premium, you can treat hardy bulbs in the same manner as above and repot/replant next year but better left in the ground if you can.

Only popped out for a Mat.

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 19:27

SGLilly...........had to think for a minute but if I said OP I would mean Original Poster...I'm not too hot on all the abbreviations I'm afraid.  Did I make a boob ?  Hope not as none was intended

Only popped out for a Mat.

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 19:18

Runnybeak.............what a surprise  "Just popping out" is a dangerous thing to do - particularly to garden related places

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Rude but funny.

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

Best performers 
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Mangetout varieties

Any recommendations please ? 
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Sweet potato

Slips or Plugs ? 
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Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Who is your plant named after ? 
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Lost garden tools

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

Effect on surrounding planting ? 
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Perennial evergreen Grass

What variety ? 
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Sulphate of Potash feed 
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Nicandra physalodes (Shoofly or Apple of Peru)

Leaf variegation 
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Grass snake

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How things change 
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Cuckoo Spit

First of the season ? 
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Wildlife Pond

Frog tadpoles 
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Ornithogalum longibracteatum/caudatum

general query 
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