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Posted: 11/10/2014 at 14:45

FGirl............always a quandary isn't it ?  I'm about to panic because I decided to risk some of my tall Cacti by planting them tight against a south facing wall.  They have become too big and heavy to move from garden to the g/h every winter.  Now of course, everyone is forecasting a long hard cold winter.  I suppose I may have to dig them up and repot them again.  If I do that, another mild winter should be guaranteed


Posted: 11/10/2014 at 14:03

Oops FGirl..........posts crossed  At least I was right about the different advice tho


Posted: 11/10/2014 at 14:00

Unless you want to move them to another part of the garden, I'd leave them where they are.  Mine stay in the ground all year until they need splitting up. Others may have different advice tho so best hang on for a few more replies 

Identifying Plants and flowers

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 13:47

# 6.......could be Adenium obesum  ( Desert Rose )

# 3 is familiar but cannot think of the name.

Can't help with the others.....sorry

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 11:47

Professor Cox Fishy ???  Tho I suppose I did leave myself wide open on that one 

I suspect you already know the answer but No......I spent that particular evening watching paint dry...........far more exciting  

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 18:27

Topbird...............I can sympathise with your last comment.............there surely should be an equation which determines  " number of customer requests"  = "Demand".  Any mathematicians on here ?? 

Bake off again

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 18:07

Only once ?  Poor Johnny had to do a bit of ad libbing on occasion  Since Keith Floyd shuffled off this mortal coil, today's "chefs" are so boring and predictable

This forum

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 17:43

I certainly hope the Biro was a good one Pansy

Bake off again

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 17:40

Pansyface  Provided the Cocktails are "really" strong, that should be a.....what.....10 or 15 minute prog at best ?  Then send the judges off to do a bit of gardening

Identifying Plants and flowers

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 12:15

#8 is Jatropha podagrica

#3 a Bromeliad of some type maybe ?

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Wasps......lack of this year ? 
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How to politely educate someone ? 
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Rude but funny.

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Recommended varieties

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Mangetout varieties

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Sweet potato

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

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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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Nicandra physalodes (Shoofly or Apple of Peru)

Leaf variegation 
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Grass snake

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