Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Post by CitroJim » 21 Apr 2013, 11:26

addo wrote:Not a big fan of nasturtiums, but agree they have their place. Aren't the seeds what gets called capers?
I love capers :P
myglaren wrote:I find that Nasturtiums attract a lot of cabbage white butterflies and the leaves get covered in caterpillars.
That's just too much of a caper for me Steve so that's them well out... Caterpillars I'm not a fan of... I guess nasties are a member of the cabbage family then?
myglaren wrote: A nice alternative to Nasties is the Morning Glory (shurrup Malc).
Ahh, so what named what I wonder? Or rather, what came first? I as following seeing this statement in the article on them:
Most morning glory flowers perk up and harden during the early morning and are often fully erect, thus their name.
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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 21 Apr 2013, 11:35

I forgot about the caterpillars, but now myglaren mentioned it I remembered. However, once they find out about them the birds will do what they can to reduce the caterpillars to reasonable numbers.

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Post by CitroJim » 21 Apr 2013, 11:56

We have no birds around here James and you know why :twisted: Every house bar practically none for miles around has at least one bloody cat...

The only birds that dare to venture here are the ones that are cat-proof and they don't eat little caterpillars....

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 21 Apr 2013, 12:01

Well, I knew about Fluffball (by the way, where are the pictures everybody is demanding?) but I didn't know about the population level of cats in your area.

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Post by myglaren » 21 Apr 2013, 12:33

How about Sweet Peas Jim.
Pretty, nice-smelly, prolific and kids can grow them.

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Post by CitroJim » 21 Apr 2013, 12:35

More cats than people I reckon James. Cats and people are out-numbered by only one thing: dogs...

Every day there's an almost constant procession of the wretched things being walked towards the play area ready for them to bespoil it :evil: I can look out of my kitchen window virtually any time I like and can almost guarantee to see a dog being walked towards it's toilet. It quite frankly amazes me. As much as I intrinsically like dogs, I'd never have one as they seem like just too much aggro. All that walking, toileting and so on... far too much trouble...

One couple who walk everything from something the size of a mouse up to the size of a horse I can set my watch (if I wore one) by they are that precise in the timing of their dog walking activities. I see them every morning when I set off for work and they always give me the look as if to say 'Why do you dare reverse your car out into the road into the path of my dogs?' as if the road is there for their sole use and not for cars to traverse :evil:

Either that or they lie in wait for me just to annoy me :twisted:

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Post by CitroJim » 21 Apr 2013, 12:37

myglaren wrote:How about Sweet Peas Jim.
Pretty, nice-smelly, prolific and kids can grow them.

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That's more like it Steve. I do rather like them...

Kinds might be able to grow them but that does not mean I can you know. All I seem to grow well is weeds... I'm no gardener at all...

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Post by addo » 21 Apr 2013, 13:17

Well then, grow some weed; take it to the local hospice but make sure you give it to catering.

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addo wrote:Well then, grow some weed; take it to the local hospice but make sure you give it to catering.
I hear it can be a useful and interesting ingredient in cakes and I bake a lot of cakes....

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 21 Apr 2013, 17:59

I wonder if it might be worth planting a few fruiting bushes (raspberries, gooseberries, etc.).

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:I wonder if it might be worth planting a few fruiting bushes (raspberries, gooseberries, etc.).
Now that's a good idea James :-D I like that. Goosegogs particularly 8-)

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Post by addo » 21 Apr 2013, 18:57

A katebush? You might have to keep it warm in the shed over winter.

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Post by CitroJim » 21 Apr 2013, 19:00

addo wrote:A katebush? You might have to keep it warm in the shed over winter.
Kate Bush? or is that Kate's bush? What's one of those then Adam? Stands in the garden singing 'Wuthering Heights" does it?

One problem. I have no shed...

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Post by Xaccers » 21 Apr 2013, 19:01

Withering tights

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 21 Apr 2013, 19:05

I just did a search to see if there were plants that repelled butterflies, and it seems that celery might do just that, so it might be worth planting nasturtiums and celery together. Both are edible.

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