Rosie31


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Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 18:00

We've got a banana that is doing pretty well - we've finally (after seven years) figured out the best way to protect it without it rotting!  For a couple of years it died back to nothing over winter but it still came back in the spring.

The dahlias are not strictly tropical but they do look good - especially the dark leaved ones with bright orange or red flowers.

I've done ricinus communatis from seed each year too, they are great!  But not this year because we've got a dog now and I can't risk anything that poisonous round him (labrador, will eat anything).

i think this year I'm going to try some of those exotic-looking annual climbers, put up a few obelisks and see what they look like peering out among the cannas...

Loosing my followed threads

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 13:08

Very glad it is not just me!  But it's quite frustrating...

Loosing my followed threads

Posted: 30/03/2015 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: 30/03/2015 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: 29/03/2015 at 12:59

No problem Ryan, good luck with it!

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 29/03/2015 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"?

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