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by Primrose
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Many thanks Monika. Greatly appreciated.
by Primrose
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Monika - can you say which month,s edition of the RHS magazine the Daphne article was in as I,ve got somebody looking for it for me but they couldn,t find it. Thanks.
by Primrose
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

If oH had a fault, whixh he probably doesn,t, it would be his modesty!

But does he really expect us to believe he doesn't even pinch a tiny advance piece of Cook's delicious pork crackling for "taste testing" when he's carving the Sunday joint??
by Primrose
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Westi - I'm sure if you're that desperate for an Aniseed fix there are suitable diversions available on the internet although if you're anything like me these days. much as we've appreciated the internet's convenience during lockdown, we're very anxious to get back to supporting our local shops and ...
by Primrose
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Has anyone got a deep-filled pie maker?
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Has anyone got a deep-filled pie maker?

Don't, suppose yiu have a restaurant near yiu which is closed due to Covid who might be able to loan you one to experiment with?
by Primrose
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Gosh it's all starting to happen. No frogspawn here yet. Think the early morning heron got most of our frogs last spring!
Did get first cut of the lawn though.
by Primrose
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Many thanks for this Monika. I don,t get the magazine but know a couple of people who do so will ask one of them to save the article for me. I,ve never tried grafting before. It had never occurred to me that might be an answer and I,m curious about what the properties are in this species which make ...
by Primrose
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Should I feed PSB?
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Should I feed PSB?

I don't know the answer to that Vivien. I'm used to adding a little extra nutritional feed to plants cropping in summer and autumn but it's never really occurred to me to do this to plants cropping and being harvested at the end of winter. Perhaps somebody else knows the answer. Can only suggest you...
by Primrose
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Good for you Compo! And soaking up all that Vitamin D too ! I did have one attempt at making up these newspaper pots using a wooden rolling pin some years ago but found they didn't last long enough to be viable so never bothered again. And I don't know what's happening to the composition of newspape...
by Primrose
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Geoff. - your Daphne cuttings comments reassure me that it's not necessarily my own inefficiency that is up for debate here. I,ve even sight advice from one of the National Trust gardeners at Cliveden who told me they have similar issues. I,ve take cuttings at different times during the season too t...
by Primrose
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

My Daphne Bush is in full flower. The perfume Is divine. I,ve had several of them over the 45 years we,ve lived in this house but sadly the bushes all eventually died of old age. Does anybody have any tips for taking successful cuttings from this plant? I try every year but eventually they all end d...
by Primrose
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

That,s bad luck Robo. Just hope they can sort you out and whatever happens, you heal quickly. You must be feeling badly shaken up right now. Sending you kind thoughts.
by Primrose
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Vitamin D
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: Vitamin D

I very.much doubt that just exposure of the face to outside sunshine in winter in this climate is enough. Our GP issues a weekly spiel on our health centre website and has recommended everybody takes a daily 1000 unit dose in winter. Although studies have not yet produced scientific proof it,s belie...
by Primrose
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sahara dust!
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Sahara dust!

We get this from time to time and it,s amazing how much of it also manages to seep through the small ventilation slots kept permanently open in our windows . It certainly shows up my lack of dusting enthusiasm! But it's so fine you don't realising it's happening so some is also bound to be inhaled w...
by Primrose
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Re: Happy Birthday.

Slightly late but best wishes and glad you managed to celebrate appropriately.

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