philippa smith2

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Propagating lilies

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 17:03

Yes that works equally well.  Cyclamen do in that fashion too

Propagating lilies

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 16:21

Pick some good fleshy scales - pot them up in gritty compost base end down.  You can leave the tips above the compost.  Bulbils will form from the base of the scales.

Feeding hedgehogs

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 16:16

Still coming in every night here - around 11 pm and then back hours later to finish off the food.  I rather think I have just a couple of "Teenagers" now - the adults ( at least 4 back in July/August) seem to have wandered off.

Still picking raspberrys

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 18:48

Can still pick for another couple of weeks yet I think

Bamboo plants Brown leaves

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 18:40

Small plants like that should just be potted on.  You don't say which type you are growing - most will be hardy throughout the UK and rarely need coddling.  As always, much depends on your actual location 

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 17:08

PM your address Justin and I'll put them in the post for you

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 15:59

Sweet Pea seeds anyone ?

A mix of Pink, Blue, Lavender, White.

Brussel Sprouts

Various Dwarf and Climbing beans

Cerinthe major

Calendula - basic orange

Pineapple Broom ( Cytisus battandieri )

Rooted plantlets of Araujia sericifera

Aquilegia - various

Sweet Williams

Verbena bonariensis

Don't forget to alter your clocks

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 14:42

Our local heron altered his clock last week as he arrives at the pond regularly at 8 am instead of 7. One of us has lost the plot somehow with the Fall Back and Spring Forward

I shall be running on "Heron Time" for the forseeable future.  I've a feeling I'll get bored long before he does

Cape Gooseberries

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 18:49

In a good summer, they will ripen outdoors in SW UK - last year was a good crop, this year not so clever

Native or Non Native ?

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 18:41

Thanks Bob, Nutcutlet and Onopordum - will look at the suggested sites

Discussions started by philippa smith2

A Puzzle to help you over the winter

The Ultimate Alphabet 
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Blatant advertising

Lack of above lately 
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Hazel hurdles/panels

Using these as a fence 
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Native or Non Native ?

What actually constitutes a "native species" in the UK ? 
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The media

We won't show you this as it could be distressing !! 
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What constitutes a Hedge which is limited to 2 mts in height. ?  
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Last Post: 22/09/2016 at 19:42

Twisted willow

Shallow or deep rooted ? Disruptive on a boundary ?  
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Trying to kill Raspberry forest 
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The "Ignore member" option 
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Last Post: 29/08/2016 at 15:18

Myths and Legends

What do we believe ? 
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Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 18:10

Humming Bird Hawk Moth

First sighting of 2016 
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Passiflora edulis

Anyone successfully growing this ? 
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Last Post: 14/09/2016 at 18:06

Trying to find what animal is visiting my garden

What camera set up ? 
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Last Post: 29/05/2016 at 18:55

Growing a Chicken

Just trying it out 
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Last Post: 12/05/2016 at 18:40

Best present this year !!

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