Latest posts by SwissSue

Himalayan birch and ginkgo biloba advice

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 09:31

Whatever you do, make sure you get a male Ginko, the seeds of the female ones smell something like a mix of vomit and putrid cheese!


Posted: 14/08/2016 at 10:27
Busy-Lizzie says:

Feel a bit of a twit  I said "Allegro" instead of "Valegro" on page 2. Must be because of having a piano playing OH.

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 You're not alone there, Liz. I always thought he was called Allegro as well!

What is this plant??

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:00

Topinambur? Definitely not bougainvillea.


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 19:57

I have just order various perennials from them here. As long as the plants you buy come in 3 liter pots they are very healthy, the ones in small pots are very small and need to be potted on. I've just looked on Lubera UK and see that their Euonymous come in 13cm pots, so they will be quite small plants.

Emergency Plant Rescue

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 19:31

It's considered a weed, and she's probably afraid it will seed and spread to her garden. But she could have asked first!

Cheap alternatives for plant supports

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 07:41

Have a look on here, Monty Don shows how to make your own plant supports.

Plant IDs please

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 20:32
Den 246 says:



Lobelia cardinalis


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 I second that!

Tomato curl

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 17:30

Someone else had the same problem just recently, Bexbrown, have a look at the answers here:

Mine did the same last week, but they've uncurled now. Probably irregular watering and temperature fluctuation.


Posted: 26/06/2016 at 11:07
fidgetbones says:

No good emailing them to me, I only post the ones it'll let me . I'm sure there is a way to resize on a MacBook, but I can't be bothered.  Can anyone explain why the same camera on the same settings produces such differing file sizes?

It's wet outside, time for coffee and a soak in the bath I think.

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Resizing on Macbook? Simples! Right click on pic in Finder, open in Preview, click on Tools, click on Adjust Size and adjust to required pixels (400 width is a good size), click OK, click File, rename pic and save. New sized pic should then be in your Finder. Then drag and drop into Forum.

Hope that helps!

Independence Day?

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 10:51
Doghouse Riley says:

It amuses me that on a popular political notice board, several "remainers"  were bangin' on last week at the "outers" that in the event of a close win by the remainers, they shouldn't think for one minute there'd be a second referendum. Those same people are now calling for one!

We've so many bad losers amongst some younger people.

I guess they had parents who never said "no" to them. I'm aware of two otherwise sensible people in their twenties and thirties, who voted "remain," as they were worried about roaming charges and the cost of future continental holidays.

Wer'e out and we will never return to any European non-elected organisation that wishes to interfere with every aspect of our lives and expect us to pay through the nose for it.

 The EU now is nothing like the one for which we signed up in 1975.

Already things are returning to normal on the economic front. The EU has got a bloody nose and will have to change its tune.

They want us to go quickly, (that's how shocked they are, it's "dummy out of the pram" time for them) and they don't want other members to realise what an invasive organisation the EU has become and that a major partner in this profligate organisation with two head offices and over 10,000 pen-pushers on more money and lavish expenses than our Prime Minister, has had the courage to say, "enough's enough."


And I didn't once mention immigration, (well not 'til now!)

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