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Chatting on the Plot / Re: Inspector Montalbano
« Last post by Rhys on Today at 22:17 »
I missed it on Saturday, but it was repeated on I think Tuesday, and happened to spot this just as it was starting, so was able to record it for future enjoyment.

Series link set for the other 3 episodes :smile:


Watch it online on BBC iplayer. I did. Missed the first 5 mins, so started it from the beginning.
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: Inspector Montalbano
« Last post by Yorkie on Today at 22:10 »
I missed it on Saturday, but it was repeated on I think Tuesday, and happened to spot this just as it was starting, so was able to record it for future enjoyment.

Series link set for the other 3 episodes :)
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General Gardening / Re: Propagating hosta from seed
« Last post by JimB on Today at 22:08 »
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hi!

A bit of a lost cause with me for both!

Have tried to save seed from Heucheras  without success but on a number of occasions have found seedling growing in the tubs. I pricked them out and potted them on but for some reason they always die!

Also with hostas I have saved seed on a number of occasions and sowed the seed, they do germinate ok, but they are very slow growing, the latest batch are in their third year and are only about two inches high!
They are almost always useless green varieties as all the cream leaves,light coloured and other fancy leaves never survive.
I looked on some American forums when this happen to me at first, and they also reported that they could not get fancy ones to grow on!
Some of the American amateur gardeners have photo's of thousands of seedling which they have propagated, and most are almost green leaves, no specials, but someone succeeds as there are lots of pretty ones out there!
One other thing, they say that they have to keep them about four or five years before their true foliage shows up!

Try this site Hostaseedgrowers forum, you have to registar to view the photographs!

Hope this helps!

Cheers!

You can read other replies below in "similar topics".
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Glyphosate is the most commonly used desiccant on rape seed so I'd be wary of putting it in my compost. Some crops are particularly sensitive to glyphosate but others seem able to cope with it so you might get away with it. You don't need to be an 'organic nut' to be wary of putting this stuff in your compost/soil. We've all seen the results of using municipal green waste in commercial composts and desiccated rape stalks are no different.
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Grow Your Own / Re: pH Problem
« Last post by JimB on Today at 21:52 »
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It's an almost impossible job to raise or lower the PH of your soil permanently!

What are you intending growing that you want to raise the PH?

Me, when I plant brassicas I sprinkle some lime into the planting hole this works as I have club root in the soil, but by this method I seldom lose any plants to club root!

Hope this Helps

Jim

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someone should have given you notice, though the garage and the recovery company will blame each other.

They did email me about a week before the renewal date, but it was only a link to their website inviting me to view my renewal documents after entering my password (I didn't have one having never signed up for it in the first place, so thought I could safely ignore it!)

Insurance of all types is a pretty cutthroat business these days, with very little in the way of ethics on display - no-one takes a penny off me without my consent so if future posts from me are postmarked 'HMP' you'll know things aren't going well!
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: song link ups
« Last post by mumofstig on Today at 21:31 »
Or......

An Englishman in New York - Sting
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Frugal Living / Wilks selling off seed trays.
« Last post by miggs on Today at 21:15 »
Popped in said shop on Monday and seen the seed trays on offer at 50p. These are the trays that are in groups of 3, the green or black ones. They are also selling the 84 cell trays with base/tray for 1.50p. I bought the last 3, 84 cell trays. Going to see if these last a bit longer than the green 24 cell trays I normally buy.
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Grow Your Own / Re: Garlic
« Last post by Salmo on Today at 20:34 »
Did it improve the shoes?

You should start a new line in trainer fresheners!!
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