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Latest posts by SwissSue

MOB rants

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 10:33

I agree too, MMP, and, gruesome as it sounds, would add that in this particular case torture should be used to extricate what he did with that child. I bet if they pulled out his fingernails one by one he's soon remember!

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 04:35

My favourite is definitely delphiniums in all shades of blue. Have many blue plants in my garden, including blue hortensia (helped along, of course!).

Talkback: Rain-damaged plants

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 21:05

I should think so, but don't cut right into the hard wood, leave a few tufts of leaves.

trachycarpus fortunei fruit

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 20:52

According to the American SPCA the fruit is not poisonous for dogs and cats. But if you are really worried, why not just cut the fruit off as it appears? Shouldn't do the plant any harm. Seems a shame to get rid of such a lovely palm.

If you could have any plant / tree in your garden

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 07:15

Tree: Laburnum, and roses, roses, roses!

Butternut Squash

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 20:46

PatsyC, you can just lift the "trailers" and move them in any direction you want, they are quite tough. Also, once the fruit starts to grow, put a small board or a piece of polystyrene or some straw underneath them to keep them off the earth.Do not pick them until the plant has died down and leave about 2 inches of stem on them. If the skin is broken they won't keep.

Got 8 butternuts off two plants last year, despite the mixed weather, but they were placed where they got the most sun. In fact I've still got one waiting to be eaten.


Posted: 29/05/2013 at 20:21

Beautiful Rhodos, scotkat, I particularly like the orange one and Glamis Castle is coming along nicely, what a hard worker you are.

Peonie help and cat issues

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 17:07

I have put some of this around my peonies, I use the one which is about 40 cm high. you can just stick it into the ground around the plant and it is hardly visible. Amazon have it and probably DIY stores too.


Beetroot Boston

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 16:38

This is advertising, reported!



MOB rants

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 09:48

If I ever get rich I will buy a lawnmower that works like that. There are a few in our neighbourhood and I do enjoy watching them "marching" around the lawns, even very big ones (lawns). I can imagine myself lying in my deckchair with a g+t, watching it do all the work!

Discussions started by SwissSue


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A rose by any other name ,,,,,,,,,,

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Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

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Site is not working

The forum has not worked since around 6pm last night, is someone fixing it? 
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Harvesting Parsnips

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Eremurus/Foxtail lily

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Tomato Growing

Especially good for new gardeners 
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Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

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Chelsea Flower Show 2013

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Getting rid of slugs

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Taking cuttings 
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Ideas for Hanging Baskets

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Tower Hamlets

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Overwintering Cannas

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Bitter beetroot

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