philippa smith2

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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. 

Indoor Displays

Posted: 28/01/2018 at 16:54

"Thank you for your opinion..............."

It wasn't actually an opinion DHR - just a suggestion to those who may be interested in different types of orchid as I am assuming others read this thread too.  Dendrobium isn't widely grown but is easy, beautiful and the scent is wonderful. 

" It's not a case of fussing..........".  Not sure where you are located but "fussed" in the NW Uk simply means "concerned" "worried", etc. It wasn't intended as a slight and I'm surprised that it could have been taken that way.

No experience of battery powered candles I'm afraid so can't offer a comment.

Nanny - your candles sound jolly good

Neighbours plants damaging my Mum's fence

Posted: 27/01/2018 at 19:27

Simply because it will take a heck of a lot more than " I think" "He/she thinks" that is the boundary.  If the OP has reasonable neighbours, then a compromise may be reached.  If not, the offer of a discussion or a bottle of wine will be a waste of time.  

There is no reliable way of persuading an encroaching neighbour to behave reasonably.  Unfortunate but true

Indoor Displays

Posted: 27/01/2018 at 19:19

For an indoor display of Orchids, Dendrobium are hard to beat - 12 " long sprays of either White or Pink scented flowers.

Beat the synthetic scent of candles every time.

If you are fussed about Lily pollen best left outdoors.

Police UK

Posted: 24/01/2018 at 18:17

That's good for Suffolk.  It would seem that there are "country bumpkins" and "country bumpkins".  Yes, I do actually vote too 

Just as an aside, I did hear on the radio ( radio 4 so not fake news - one hopes ? ) that Paris Hilton was spearheading a campaign to try to get young people to vote.  Unfortunately, it turned out that not only didn't she bother to vote but she hadn't even registered herself to do so.

That age old adage " Do as I say, not as I do" springs to mind

Police UK

Posted: 24/01/2018 at 17:39

Surprisingly enough, I am actually aware of the procedure but the wheels grind exceedingly slowly .....or sometimes not at all.

Maybe that is simply the West Country - country bumpkins deserving country bumpkin solutions perhaps ?

As I said in my previous post, I was interested to know what others experiences were - more from an academic point of view really I suppose.  No 2 people have the exact same experience.



Hot Chilli Seeds

Posted: 24/01/2018 at 16:26

Newboy.........." I take it you learnt all you know from PS1 " 

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