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Hydrangea Help

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 18:22

Ditto.............looks a bit uncomfortable in that pot

re planting grape vine.

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 18:20

What variety ?  Are they only 2 years old  (in pots or in border ) or are you moving established vines ?  Do you have an area in the garden already in mind ?

More info should hopefully elicit the correct advice

Clocks go forward tonight

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 17:30

I believe Cornwall is in a slightly different time zone to the rest of us......something to do with Pasties I think

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 16:00

Well, now I've seen Bekkie's pic, I'm pleased I was pretty close...........I think I said "not too tall with long fluffy hair " not much bigger than a Labrador, long fluffyish hair, can only spare a few minutes between jobs to sit still and have pic taken.

I didn't guess the lovely little socks tho

pretty plant needed for bathroom

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 11:04

I grew some loofahs which now sit in my bathroom......surprisingly easy to grow but cleaning the flesh from them is a bit time consuming I admit.  Look every bit as good as those sold in the shops......well better actually IMO

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 19:16

David............if that is you ( which I doubt ) you were a very mature looking schoolboy.  Label too small to read but I don't reckon it says "David ".

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 18:56 25 years on and still a lovely "little" girl too.  I'm guessing you are a smart dresser ( tho perhaps not gardening in the white frock these days).  Not many people would risk showing their baby pics so I also imagine you to be brave, upfront,  very confident but still with stars in your eyes

bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 18:24

Weyplotter.....that's a bad situation in anybody's book and I sympathise with you.

The steward would certainly seem to be in the wrong but it all depends how far you wish to argue about it and possibly have bad feeling between you and the original plot holder.  Allotments are supposedly places of peace and goodwill and it would be unpleasant for you to possibly be working alongside someone and not speaking to them.

Unless you are absolutely desperate for the extra plot, I'd be inclined to let it go.  Ask for your payment to be returned and remove your plants to your own plot if it is feasible. The work you have done ........well, maybe the original holder may be inclined to offer you something in exchange........plants or seeds perhaps ?

Committees have an odd way or working...particularly small ones so even if you made a real fuss and stuck to your guns, you may lose out.  Difficult but make your point and then bite the bullet and let it go........only you know the people involved and so only you know the likely reaction/repercussions. Good idea to wait a few days as you say.

Best of luck  

It's my birthday

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 11:16

I DID miss it..........sorry Bekkie............a very Happy belated Birthday

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 23:34

Isn't it odd how we se each other just from posts..............I didn;t believe Cangrandmafixit was really a Grandma ( but she is )............I didn't think Fishy was tall ( but he is )..................a lot of my assumptions were wrong but it was fun trying to work out  ................Me ?   ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,brown hair, hazel eyes , average height, not in the least bit homely ,hard worker, sense of the ridiculous.

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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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How things change 
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