Shrinking Violet


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ID Please

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 20:42

Heuchera, I think, though I don't know which specific cultivar.  Lucky you - I love them. 

National Limerick Day!

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 20:31

Jimmy Jewel rings a bell.   Warris doesn't, though.

National Limerick Day!

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 20:24

Good one Malcolm.  But just wondering - who are/were "Jewel and Warriss"?  Not names I recognise, I'm afraid.

National Limerick Day!

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 20:15

PP - what a joy it is to smile and see the funny side of life!  There's too much negative day by day, and, like you, having discovered this thread, I have had a permanent grin on my face!

National Limerick Day!

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 20:07

I read today PP that talking to yourself out loud is a sign of intelligence.


There once was a lady called Vi


Who chatted out loud and said "hi"


to her image in glass


though she talked out her a***


And thought she was of IQ quite  high.


Last edited: 12 May 2016 20:07:37

National Limerick Day!

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 19:49

There is  a young man who's called Dan


Of whom I am really a fan.


He answers us all


And is not known to call


old and unreconstructed who don't understand how to rhyme or scan "idiots"

Last edited: 12 May 2016 19:50:46

Troughs for tomatoes.

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 14:31

That;s the size of trough that I use - three plants per trough.  I've done it for years, and get more tomatoes that I can eat fresh - but they make wonderful passata or chutney!.


The difficulty may be in supporting them.  I have found that three canes per trough about 4ft high, linked at the top with square-lashed cross pieces (and the top canes link each of the troughs, too) together with short angled braces at the bottom, is more than adequate.  


I have a picture somewhere to show what I mean - if I can find it, and then work out how to post it!

C.V.

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 21:56

"I enjoy all aspects of gardening - domestic horticulture.  I have expanded my interest by reading extensively around the subject, and have ensured that I continue to take into account current problems and issues with the subject  - for example,  certain insecticides and general pest control, together with an increased understanding of impact on the wider ecosystems.


I also enjoy reading - both fiction as well as non-fiction, especially when related to my other hobbies. "


Well - it's a start!  But something like that gives a better perspective and understanding of the person than just listing two basic interests.  Hope that helps.

French beans

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:43

I agree.  I grow climbing French Beans (usually Cobra) but I have had erratic germination from saved seed.  So now I always buy new seed each year.  Saves on the frustration and is much more reliable.

Help! Does anyone know what these white bugs are?

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 20:43

I agree - vine weevil grubs.  They are at the stage of turning from maggot-looking larvae into adult beetles.  It's the larvae that do the damage (as you have found out) by eating the roots of a plant, and often the first you know about it is when the plant keels over..


There are drenches that can be applied to the soil/compost which can help.  I have, in the past, spread compost out on a large tray and left it for the birds to feast on the grubs.

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