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Posted: 13/11/2014 at 00:27
It does all depend on the variety. December flowering is quite common for some.

****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 11:10
I was prescribed a medication by a doctor which is now written on my notes as something I'm allergic too.

A second doctor told me to stop taking the medication as it was 'killing me'!

It can happen. A friend's dog was also mis-diagnosed by a vet.

The patient usually knows when something is going awry, you just have to hope you have a doctor who listens.

****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 18:48
Have a word with your GP to make sure it doesn't happen again. I have to go for my breast exam to a travelling van which would involve three bus journeys rather than travel to one less than 6 miles away. Same van different stopping place.

Luckily I have a car, but if I didn't...................

Any sprouts expert in the house? (pic)

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 18:37
They have been selectively bred to produce sprouts for us. The reproductive bit is in the top.

Incidentally the stems on your poor little plants have gone woody so they'll never manage to grow into anything useful.

There is a choice of maturing times with sprouts. Many people want them as a vegetable in the Winter after Christmas, others want them in the Autumn. Maturity time is usually written on the packet. Anything from August to March depending on variety.

Talkback: Ivy in the garden

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 00:45
Take a saw, secateurs and anything else you need to cut great chunks out of it, to get it to a manageable size. It will soon fill up again.

It is valuable to wildlife, but it is a bad neighbour. It will pull down fences and root everywhere it touches the ground.

how to save elder and birds whilst getting rid of ivy

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 00:18
If it is causing damage you will probably have to sacrifice it.

how to save elder and birds whilst getting rid of ivy

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 00:16
As I thought, that is not an elderberry tree.

Importing tropical plants

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 16:05
When we flew back from Singapore last year the airline crew brought back boxes of orchids. A much better idea.

Having seen what we grow in the UK as house plants growing to full size in the gardens of Sydney I vowed never to try and grow stunted versions of those plants in my home. I even think growing tree ferns in this country is wrong having seen them growing naturally in Australia.

Some plants don't travel well, except as curiosities. Leave them in Thailand.

Bluebells as a table centrepiece

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 17:17
That post made me think of species tulips. They come in small sizes and would look nice planted in clay pots. There are many different ones. Bulb catalogues on the Web.

Storing onions

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 14:52
I find that red onions have more problems than brown ones. They seem more liable to bolt and they don't store so well, so use them first.

The greenhouse will also be damp I should think. Try and find a cool dry place for them.

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