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Nothing to do with gardening

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 20:59

Don't forget the lovely rich fruity smell of quince. Put in a bowl in a warm room and for two weeks they with fill it with fragrance. Thats if you haven't turned them into jelly already.

Amazing what you find at night

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 17:18

thank you all, problem solved. I am told it is the inner of a device smokers use to help them stop smoking. It must have fallen out - hope they realise something is missing. 

Could have been the start of a good mystery novel, couldn't it.

Amazing what you find at night

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 16:59

Walking out at night I found a phial. 4 cm long and thinner than a little finger, thick clear plastic with a stainless steel top.  3/4 Filled with an ambler coloured liquid. You cannot access as the top may have been broken and all that remains is a fitting. Looks like thick oil. Doesn't have any perfume odour.

inscribed on the top was VNO 6% G94A6EO5052. 

Anyone know what I may have found?

Sarococca ruscifolia

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 16:19

Excellent. Thank you -in my old hilliers book it didn't actually say for ruscifolia that it was fragrant.

happy days

Sarococca ruscifolia

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 15:08

earlier this year I bought the above. It's lovely foliage and red berries are a winter delight. Can I expect it to be fragrant as well. My hope is that it will be.

laylandi hedge

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 17:30

What a wonderful opportunity. All the growth coming on to your side has been removed so you don't need to see to it And keep cutting it back.  Cannot understand for the life of me why a neighbour would come over and remove all the branches he can't see. If you need a cheap option to keep you going till later, how about some ivy cuttings to grow up the trunks of the hedge. they usually adapt to any situation. And are fast growing.

Cow manure

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 21:44

Looks like I will soon know if there is going to be problems. At least I will beable to identify the cause of a catastroph. Thank you  dovefromabove

Cow manure

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 21:43

Looks like I will soon know if there is going to be problems. At least I will beable to identify the cause of a catastroph. Thank you dovefromabove.

Cow manure

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 16:10

Many thanks For the info.  Sounds as though I need to have a chat and find out. I have never seen milking herd only bullocks for fattening so may be ok.

Choosing fruit plants

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 11:43

hi Kathy,

i am in South Devon on the coast quite Windy from the sea but rarely frost... Our house wall faces south west and we grow peach and apricot. Before we errected a veranda we had plenty of fruit but had peach leaf curl. If you can protect in spring with a plastic sheet they should be trouble free.

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