Latest posts by staffsmags

Lilies in pot

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 10:44

Thanks, that's a help Dovefromabove.  Mags

Lilies in pot

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 09:28

A month ago someone gave me a 5" pot with 4 flowering lilies in it which I would like to regrow next year. Stargazer type. Should I Plant in garden now, keep in cold frame or in garage to plant out in spring? I put in cold frame when  flowers died off.The leaves have dropped off and stems going yellow now.  Thanks in advance for help, Mags

Spratts for tea

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 18:26

JO47 ------------ I am a 'cat' person too. Maybe that's why I enjoy Spratts.  However, I offered 1 to next doors cat and she turned up her nose at it!  Fussy pussy!  Mags.  PS my Spratts were delicious with cue & onion in vinegar and brown B&b

Spratts for tea

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 15:31

Thanks both.  The watercress & grapefruit sounds great.  So I will keep that in mind for next time. 

I have cue and a red onion available so that's what I will have.  It will perk up the bread&butter.    Ohhhhh   ..... I am looking forward to my tea!  Mags

Spratts for tea

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 14:55

I enjoy spratts, and have them with brown bread and butter.  What else would go well with them?  Suggestions welcome please.  Mags

Plant ID Please

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 19:33

The one in the brown pot puts me in mind of a tradascantia? 

odd coloured ladybirds

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 10:21

What a fascinating lot of ladybirds on that link, Dovefromabove!  I think the ones I see are Pine Ladybirds. Thanks very much.  Mags

odd coloured ladybirds

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 09:37

I've seen quite a few unusual ladybird type things. Sorry - no photo!. Size of a small ladybird and seem to be red base almost totally covered with black spots what merge together.  Are what I describe these Harlequin things (I thought they are bigger?).  Importantly, are they friend or foe???  Sadly I've seen only 1 'proper' Ladybird this year!  I'm sorry that I am asking something that has already been asked but I can't find anything.  Mags

No flowers on gladioli

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 19:48

Well, my glads have been in for 8 years now and always done brilliantly.  I never lift them. This year the very few flowers I got were small and deformed.   I treated them no different to previous year so I think it must be the weather this year.  Mags

Kleine Silberspinne

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 14:49

Thanks Verdun. No need for me to fret then!  Mags

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