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Posted: 26/04/2016 at 18:46

Is "so" or "well" better or worse than "Um" ?  Pausing beforehand is best I think but does allow someone else to jump in first........often with something more erudite than wot you were thinking of saying

First time seed grower !!

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 18:38 to concentrate on just potting on your toms at the moment.  They really won't require any Tomorite ( or similar ) until the first truss forms.  Then follow the instructions on the label.

Watch out for the watering too........too much and it can affect the flavour and structure of the fruit.

'Feels Like' Temperature - does it affect plants?

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 18:29

No you aren't wrong Landlubber........plenty of plants dislike frost and shoving new stuff out when a proper frost is likely usually leads to disaster.

The difference is when the Met office says "it feels like minus 2 " provided it isn't actually minus 2, they are just telling you it may be a bit parky for humans

Not a very scientific explanation I'm afraid but I'm sure you get my drift.

'Feels Like' Temperature - does it affect plants?

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 18:11

Confusing isn't it ?  I've often wondered how a "feel like " temperature can be particularly useful in a forecast.  It is subjective........I could feel very cold but the person next to me might just feel a bit chilly.

I'm in agreement with Verdun......the actual temp is more important for plants.

Sweet potato

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 18:02

Bumping for Young Codger asking about Sweet Potato

Protecting Buxus from too much sun

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 17:51

I have had success with a box hedge in SW France but the only aspect it was open to was the North.  

As suggested above, it may be a better idea to look for something else more suited to your space rather than constantly battle to grow something which is evidently not happy there

There are a couple ( or more ) forum members living in SW France with established gardens and plenty of experience.  Why not ask via a new thread for some advice on alternatives ?  I'm sure you will get plenty of help.


Posted: 25/04/2016 at 18:03

Hazel........short answer would be " Neigh chance" 

Steve that Pip Bin as in Pip Pin ?  The famous idiot from ......damn, I can't think of the name......has Mr.Benevolent in it....Radio 4 extra .

As for the other one.......Pooh is all I can say


Posted: 25/04/2016 at 16:56

You should try Philippa 

The usual diminutive is Pippa but often shortened to Pip by anyone who can't be bothered to use 5 letters.  

There is another side to the coin tho....( and where did that particular saying come from ? )...when I lived in France, I once introduced myself to a neighbour as Pippa.  She asked me what my proper name was and I was forever after known as Philippa.  The habit stuck and even now, after 4 years back in England, some people know me as Philippa whilst others know me as Pippa depending upon how I introduced myself originally.

I haven't yet been called "Pee" tho

Is there any better foliage ?

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 16:38 Astilbe isn't even poking it's nose up yet.  Granted it is in a very shady spot but it does look good when it eventually shows.

Climbing plant

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 16:35

But then again, obviously your brain still works Darren

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