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Posted: 11/01/2015 at 08:59

Quiet morning but weatherman warns us to brace ourselves against some powerful winds on Wednesday.  Trees and structural damage very likely he said.  Hmmmmm!  

How to repot an Aloe Vera

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 08:53

I would, under those circumstances, repot using a more stable pot and do it now.  A soil based compost will help with stability too

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 08:50

Happy birthday Runnybeak.....have a jolliferrous day 


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:15


people say I talk too loud and too much.  I talk too with my hands, I'm clumsy (I have a habit of knocking both people and things over so prob a disaster for tv).  However, I am passionate,'over passionate, so my enthusiasm would either encourage or bore any audience.  

But hey Woody I sense you would be pretty good at tv presenting.

small tree that has long tail like things hanging down ??

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:07

Could be Itea


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:04

A couple of new hydrangeas, mahonia caress, new varieties of heleniums, geraniums, acteas, dahlias, another grass and trying different varieties of veg. 

Regular contributers.

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 20:59

Cowslip...methinks you are over analysing us!  

Because we comment regularly or not so regularly doesn't necessarily reflect the spare time we have, or whether we work or not or if we spend all day on the computer.  this reminds me of my mum......the news is on, could be something very important, yet she will comment on the newscaster's tie...?  The main point is missed.

for me the forum is a virtual friendship, a sharing of common interests and a way of learning more about my passion for gardening.  

I have an iPad and at meal times or other occasional times I turn it on to read my electronic newspaper, catch up with the forum, catch up,with emails, etc. etc.  I guess I'm one of the "regular contributors" but I am a pretty busy guy.  I wont elaborate as to why or how I am busy as it is not really necessary. 

suffice to say, many people join the I did.....out of curiosity initially.  I found I enjoyed it and enjoyed "talking" to the other members and it has become an enjoyable habit.  

it doesn't take long to make a comment here.  Most of us comment whilst doing something else.

if we as "regular contributors" start to feel uncomfortable because of such a description it would spoil the forum for us and we would no longer participate. 

Come on Cowslip.  Less analysis 



Posted: 10/01/2015 at 16:47

Just wot I thought Edd.   In 2025 I won't have to buy any calendars then. ,

How to repot an Aloe Vera

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 16:31

For me a good john Innes with added perlite.  Excellent drainage. I would wait just a few more weeks though 

How to repot an Aloe Vera

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 16:27

Just say Goodbye Vera.   Simples!

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