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Loosing my followed threads

Posted: Today at 10:48

I'm confused.  I thought that when I contributed to a thread, it would appear in my 'followed threads'.   But no.   Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't.   And sometimes it starts off there, but then disappears (this happened with the 'Seed Swap' thread recently.

Can anyone tell me how to do this right?

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: Today at 08:08

One of my flower beds has a 'tropical' theme.... so I like the 'easy' exotic look, like cannas gingers, dahlias..... any other suggestions? 

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 12:59

No problem Ryan, good luck with it!

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 08:09

Ryan, if you like tropicals i have some spare canna plants over-wintering... but they're big boys so cant be posted. I'm in South Wales,  half hour from bristol.  

granite worktop

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 16:23

Never re-polished ours and they are good as new, now five years old.  Every now and then (when visitors are coming ) we polish them with a window-cleaner spray and soft cloth.... and they absolutely SPARKLE.  

Daphne is too big for her boots!

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 10:49

Thanks both.  Hmmm....that doesn't sound too good! 

Variety - I think - is daphne odoro (possibly Jacqueline Postill?)

 

Daphne is too big for her boots!

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 17:03

I have two fabulous daphne bushes in the garden, planted about 10 years ago.  They are the stars of the show at this time of year, absolutely covered in bloom and pumping out delicious fragrance that fills the whole garden.  The problem is that they have now outgrown their space - they are about 7 foot high and four foot across.  I need to reduce them - certainly reduce their height. 

Can anyone advise on how best to go about it, without losing too much of next years flower?

 

 

Movie quotes

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 22:06

Aw, Pale Rider, I'd have got that one!  I should look in on this thread more often...

Can you recognise:   "This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime"?

Dying Yesterday Today and Tomorrow Tree

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 09:30

I'd definitely say wait til your spring before writing out the death certificate - there is just a chance it will get over its shock and come back again after a rest over winter.

Poor thing!

 

 

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 09:24

I'd agree with David that beating nature is hard to do but I also know just how itchy I get in January to see things growing!  In practice, the early-sown seeds of most plants don't really get you ahead of the game - the later sowings nearly always catch up and (to be honest) are often healthier..... BUT it is just so nice to see something green happening as early as possible!   So, as long as you don't expect miracles from your propagator I'd say go ahead and have fun with it.   And there are definitely a few seeds that do benefit from early sowings. 

But you do need to think about where you put the baby seedlings once they've germinated - they won't need heat any more but they mustn't be cold, and they'll need lots and lots of light.   Have you got anywhere that might work?

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Loosing my followed threads

Don't understand how to make sure I can 'follow' all the threads I'm contributing to 
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help with melons

how do i know when they are ready? 
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Garden and Gardeners World back issues

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Suggestions please - shrubs for shade!

Shrubs for very shady, rocky bank 
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Fast (annual?) climbers for instant effect... now?

Suggestions please to cover obelisks quickly! 
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Cut flowers at end of May

What would be in bloom then? 
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Wisteria and dogs - poisonous?

Any dog owners out there? 
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Protecting banana plants - suggestions?

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Advice please 
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