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by daffodiltulip
Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Orchid in a jar?
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Orchid in a jar?

I bought some reduced price moth orchids yesterday and I'd like to remove one from the plastic orchid pot and put it in a jar, much like this shape and size http://www.amazon.co.uk/165/dp/B00F460WCQ/ref=zg_bs_360051031_14/279-5431123-6078327. The neck of the jar is a bit narrower than the clump of r...
by daffodiltulip
Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Cut flower germs
Replies: 3
Views: 4490

Cut flower germs

How unhygienic are cut flowers from a garden - what sort of mould, fungi, etc. are on them? I was wondering if there was a source of this sort of information somewhere online.
by daffodiltulip
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Bulbs
Replies: 1
Views: 3662

Bulbs

I bought three bags of bulbs a couple or three months ago. One of tulip, one of mixed daffs and one of snowdrops. I came across them the other day (in the shed) and the tulip and daffodil bulbs had started sprouting, but not the snowdrops, which didn't feel that plump. Will they still grow? Were the...
by daffodiltulip
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Philodendron
Replies: 4
Views: 4536

Re: Philodendron

It's not looking very good - I hope it will pick up in the summer
by daffodiltulip
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Sloppy potatoes
Replies: 9
Views: 2406

Re: Sloppy potatoes

Are you growing them from seed potatoes or sprouting potatoes from the kitchen? I've just put some of the latter type in but I've heard that you shouldn't, although I've also heard that others manage to do so successfully. I don't know what the problem is with the ones that advise not to do it.
by daffodiltulip
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Old seeds
Replies: 5
Views: 1616

Old seeds

Someone gave me some seeds, some packets were open, that are a year or two out of date. How likely is it that they will still grow?
by daffodiltulip
Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: frost-free fridge freezer forming frost!
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: frost-free fridge freezer forming frost!

A couple of years. I decided to unplug it and defrost it with hot water and dislodging loose ice. I hope it hasn't done any damage!
by daffodiltulip
Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: frost-free fridge freezer forming frost!
Replies: 3
Views: 760

frost-free fridge freezer forming frost!

I've got a Bush(I think it's BSFF50144) fridge freezer, which is meant to be frost-free. A good bit of snowy frost has formed at the top of the freezer (the fridge part is uppermost) over the freezer tray. If anyone has got one of these, can you tell me what the problem is and how to defrost it safe...
by daffodiltulip
Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Email etiquette
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

Email etiquette

I work somewhere, so does a relatively new member of staff. Another company involved with us sent one email message addressed to both of us, not just the email address showing, but also including us both in the greeting, Dear AB and CD. Neither of us works in the office environment so we wouldn't ot...
by daffodiltulip
Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Philodendron
Replies: 4
Views: 4536

Re: Philodendron

The tub needs topping up a bit, could I just add orchid bark to it? I was wondering if it would help to mix in some sphagnum moss to help retain moisture between the bark chips.
by daffodiltulip
Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Philodendron
Replies: 4
Views: 4536

Philodendron

I've taken on a philodendron that needs to be rewound around the moss stick - do they go round a particular way or can I do it either way, and are extensions to the moss stick sold or will I have to improvise? Also, any other tips would be appreciated. It's what I would call quite long and in a larg...
by daffodiltulip
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Breadcrumb cake recipe wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 2151

Re: Breadcrumb cake recipe wanted

No, it's more of a sponge cake I'm thinking of - even if it was half flour and half breadcrumbs.
by daffodiltulip
Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Breadcrumb cake recipe wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 2151

Breadcrumb cake recipe wanted

Has anyone made a cake using breadcrumbs instead of flour?
by daffodiltulip
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Telly radio
Replies: 16
Views: 2765

Re: Telly radio

I never really understood that either - exactly how much telly can someone watch that they need more channels and how important can they be that they feel that have to pay for them rather than make the most of all the free ones? Anyway, I'm satisfied with the selection that Freeview has to offer. I ...