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Posted: 14/02/2015 at 18:06

I think England will win today against Italy beat least 30 points.  I stand to win £100,000 if so.  i

test drove Audi A1 today with my niece.  Fun n games haggling with the salesman though but I know his games, his style and his vulnerability, viz., he NEEDS the sale 

always keep HIM hoping and on tenterhooks.  

Nice car though, esp for 21 year old 

grass cutting

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 12:47

Yes at highest setting for first cut. I haven't actually stopped cutting mone over winter ! 

when do you plant out onions ?

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 11:45

Can you cloche them after planting tinkle toes?  

Were these sets or plants?  Usually sets would be planted out next month.  What sort of onion sets were they?  Japanese/hardy varieties?  These would have been planted out in autumn.  So,,what variety?  

My sets/plants are not outside yet....even down here .....but I will plant and protect (against birds, for example, and against worst of the weather) 


Help please.

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 11:29

I find camellias are generally more tolerant of lime in the soil than azaleas, Pieris, rhododendrons etc.  in my neutral soil camelias do very well.  Aspect, quality of soil and moisture levels make a big difference too.

Re those white patches on your flowers greenspinnaker I wonder if mildew is a factor. Are leaves affected too?


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 22:06

Yes thank you Runnybeak.  A little bit better now. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 22:04

Well said wishes Stacey

Scarlet Emporor Runner Bean in blossom indoors in Feb advice please! :)

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 19:53

Daisy, you remind me of a friend of mine.

i dig up a dead bush and she says let me replant it.  I say it's dead.  She says you never know, it might grow.  It's dead I say.  But it might come back to life She says.  I'm off, bye I say 


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 18:15

Lyn, but the noise is terrible.  Ever heard drunk slugs singing.?

Scarlet Emporor Runner Bean in blossom indoors in Feb advice please! :)

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 18:13

Won't come to anything.  Too early, cold, dark and no pollinator.....etc. etc.  etc.


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 17:02

Hiya Janet

pot them up and grow them in the gh.  They will grow fast.  Repot a couple more times.  In mid spring you should have nice size plants to put into the garden.  You could place very few pellets around them but cover with slate or similar raised slightly off the ground.

love lupins.  Nothing quite like them is there?  

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Spring onions

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Oh come on......

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Alan's new series

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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Not more photos.....

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Nematodes for carrots....

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Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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