Latest posts by SwissSue

Orchids - getting them to flower again

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 19:20

Hi VlFrance

What you're doing is fine, it's just a matter of waiting, they'll send up a new flower shoot when they're good and ready. All of a sudden you'll see what looks like a root popping up! Perhaps they need a slightly larger pot after 2 years, too. Make sure you buy good quality orchid compost and don't feed until a flower stem appears.

Orchid Help please!

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 08:53
Edd wrote (see)

Welcome to gardening.NikB

The plant is very heady in doors, Perhaps the scent is too heady? isn't it, overpowering

You have done everything wrong  with your plant and it may need help and support from other members on here.  






You are a natural Gardener and you know what to do.

Not sure what to do with that? Even with my experience.

You have it. Enjoy every moment and experience some new problems and share with us, Please

Read and understand as much as you can.


You have just made my day.

But that means i'm getting old is that right???? Surely . Wild mushrooms are still legal as long as you do not dry them.

What next!!!! dried  coffee

Tin hat on!!!!! expecting

Sorry, is that the real Edd? Have you been on magic mushrooms? What has this to do with NikB's question?


Happy New Year Folks!

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 20:11


Happy seasons greetings to all

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 08:37


Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 08:33

Katzi, there's a separate thread about cat poo, see CATS above. This one is for cat lovers.


Posted: 19/12/2014 at 08:28

Have been reading this with mixed feelings. One thing I wonder about, lots of you say keep the cats indoors. This may work if you live in an upstairs apartment, but I'm sure most people who live in houses regularly leave their front doors or windows open. Open door or window, and cat goes for a stroll!

As for poo on a lawn, what about foxes, martens, even hedgehogs?

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 17:44

What a lot of lovely moggies, I'd forgotten about this thread too, glad it's been started again.

These are Minou and Peggie, both rescue cats. Sadly we lost Minou a few months ago due to cancer, he's my desktop background now. Peggie now has our rescue dog for company.





Posted: 02/12/2014 at 09:10

No poking, Philippa, you just scratch the crushed garlic off the bottom, all that's left in here

is the skin (I always leave the skins on) which comes out easily. Quick rinse, and Bob's your uncle. By the way, also sold by Amazon.

BTW, Ikea doesn't just sell furniture, they also have some excellent kitchen ware.



Posted: 01/12/2014 at 18:53

I have one of these, stainless steel and can be used for unpeeled cloves as well. One of my favorite kitchen tools. Ikea Konic Garlic Press only £2.50. Can thoroughly recommend for those who don't get on with knives!


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