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Posted: 16/06/2015 at 12:09

Busy morning and got back to find a plant had been delivered.  Another kniphofia popsickle, this time Papya.  That's it now though.  Tempted by a couple more but I will resist.  Pineapple popsickle appeals, no 

very very warm....a little humid in fact.  Potted up my new plant...another excellent supplier, I shall add to the " good guys" thread, and perfect plant.  Now in a 5 litre pot with mpc and a little dried,manure mixed in.  The recipient site has a beautiful delphinium for now.  After flowering it will go elsewhere and Papya will replace it.

WHAT IF.........

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 12:01

As a boy in school I used to dread a mouse coming up from fhe loo when I was comfortably sitting down.  Where this came from I don't know.  But Im afraid of nothng now....of course 

Bowles Mauve Cutting

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 11:56

Patience really.....something I lack  pottering girl

start of tiny new growth but the biggie is when roots start appearing.  This is when I repot

An invasion of you forum lot's privacy...

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 11:52

Seriously though Ive come to realise physical looks are not really that important......kindness is what makes a person good looking.

so the avatars help us to judge the contributors by what they say....much nicer 

Bowles Mauve Cutting

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 11:43

Similar to Hollie...rooting powder not essential for me

however, make sure cuttings are big enough.....3" or more...remove soft tips and cut any leaves in half.  

If using rooting powder soaking cuttings in water ....I use a beaker with a lid......helps I think before using hormone powder.  Something I have always done ...seems to be effective.

Suggestions for ants in flower bed

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 11:37

Yes ant powder or spray.  Only near ornamentals though..not near edibles. 

salvia armistad

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 08:23

Salvias and penstemons both are easy from cuttings taken now and will result in full size plants next year.


Posted: 16/06/2015 at 07:25

Glorious morning ...strong sun and feeling very warm.  

An invasion of you forum lot's privacy...

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 07:23

Ok.....donut lover, 34" inside leg, look exactly like the image I see in my mirror.  Well, my avatar is who I truly am in fact 

WHAT IF.........

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 07:19

last night, at about 2 30, I was awoken by my niece. from pleasant dreams in the land of nod I was transported to a world of fear and panic and confusion

.  to her credit she was calm  considering the situation she found herself in

 in a state of semi sleep and foolhardy determination I went into her room   She stayed in the relative safety behind her door as I ventured forth. 

it was dark, quiet...eerily quiet....... ..but still I advanced 

.......and removed the "giant" bee from her curtain.

it's ok folks.  I'm ok now.  bit shaken if truth were told.  And my niece seems none the worse this morning for her ordeal as she drove off to work.  

But, what if I wasn't there?  I shudder to think 

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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Disappointed ..

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Love your garden in the sunniest county !

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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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When is a scented rose not......?

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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