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my favorite succulent

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 16:07

Thanks for the pic David......looks a good collection  Most of mine are still in the G/H.  Couple still flowering including the Stapelia ( beautiful flower but the stench means it has to stop flowering before it comes into the house ).


Posted: 24/11/2014 at 15:22

Oh well, at least that explains the lack of wasps in my garden this year......having been abducted by aliens they are now all living happily on Planet Zog.  Actually, thinking back I DID see a lot of strange lights in the night sky during the earlier part of the summer.  Silly old me....I'd just assumed they were stars.


Lily-of-the-valley where do you grow yours?

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 15:00

Susan....I have just moved mine  (again) as they failed to do anything this year.  I too have them in a woodland type area but whilst they produce healthy leaf growth, that's been about it. 

OTOH, my Solomon's Seal thrives in the same setting

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 19:09

Blistering ???? That'll be the result of Frostbite then Salino

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 19:03

I'm inclined to agree with Gemma.......our  landscape has been managed in one way or another ever since we first set foot here.  "Tidying" our gardens is just another form of management.

For myself, I do tidy to a degree but I don't chop everything down by any means as I find some vegetation can benefit overwintering creatures.....big and small.

There is also the question of time I think.......some of us have more of that than others 

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 18:40

Well, whoever pressed it deserves a smacked wrist.......I'm not ready yet

my favorite succulent

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 18:38

What do you call it David ?  Don't know that one.  Your bench looks a bit like mine

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Posted: 23/11/2014 at 18:19


Rooves doesn't look much better does it ?  "Roofs" is actually the correct plural but to be on the safe side..... "more than one roof" I think.  Whichever, they all react the same minute you own one, next minute you don't.

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Posted: 23/11/2014 at 17:48 is nothing new......just something which crops up now and again and then blows over........much like plastic g/h's in a gale ( and a few of us have suffered that problem - myself included).

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Posted: 23/11/2014 at 17:39

I don't think anyone needs to feel uncomfortable about posting on any thread.  As Kef says, no matter what time you sit down and post, you can make your response and engage in debate/conversation......particularly if it is a thread which you yourself have instigated.  Mike rarely makes a response, particularly if an opposing view is expressed..........merely starts another thread on a different subject.  It is very difficult to "talk" to someone who doesn't wish to "talk" back.

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Book Lovers and Library Users

Pay for a Library Service or lose it ? 
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Wasps......lack of this year ? 
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How to politely educate someone ? 
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What do the various abbrevations mean and are we talking about the same thing ? 
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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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