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Posted: 17/11/2014 at 18:11

All the best Matty, things will and do get better.


Posted: 17/11/2014 at 08:29

I will be with you soon Fg. Anything must be better than decorating; wash your mouth out KEF.


Posted: 17/11/2014 at 07:40

Morning all.

Foggy and wet again. I am getting fed up. Think it will be another day on the sofa reading.

Hope it is better where you are, have a good day.

Over Wintering Dahlias

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 18:27

Before boxing them up, you should dry the tubers out a bit, by turning them upside down for a few days. It allows moisture to drain out of the hollow stems.

Over Wintering Dahlias

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 12:19

No need to cut the stringy roots off. Store them dry, not in plastic bags.

loose bits of tuber are unlikely to grow, but you can try.

Is the shed frost free?

X Factor

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 09:03

I am with you Fg. It is not music, it offends my ears.


Posted: 14/11/2014 at 16:37

Years ago I had a glass vase on a window sill, until I saw that when the sun shone, the vase could focus the light onto the carpet.

Still wet here, and starting to get cold.

Have a good evening all.


Posted: 14/11/2014 at 08:05

Morning all, biblical rain here. Just driven to the SM. and several roads were flooded.

Another day I will not be starting to clear leaves from the lawn.

Nice to hear from you Bill. Hope everybody has a good day.


Posted: 12/11/2014 at 17:00

My understanding is that most species of Begonia are far less hardy than Cannas/Dahlias, so should really be lifted before the frosts.

****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 12:04

I have been lucky enough as a doctor to work in both America and Holland, as well as the NHS.

America was great, as long as you could afford insurance. Over 30% of population cannot, and their care is terrible.

The standard of care in Holland was excellent, possibly better than the NHS, but it cost much more than we spend.

Comparatively we spend less on health care than other developed countries.

Doctors do not always get it right, but can you think of any profession that does?

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