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Old 19.05.2020, 20:12
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I love them, but never heard the name 'mufilier' - my dad always sowed some and we call them 'gueules de loup' (wolf's mouth/gob).
Iíd never heard them called Muflier either, my neighbours also call them gueules de loup.
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Old 19.05.2020, 20:14
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Weíve had ours for three years now, just the first time using it here in the Ďnewí place.. its an Intex Layzee spa brand, fits 4 adults who are quite friendly :-)

Once setup you can just leave it, change filters and add chlorine etc. I empty it few uses though and replace the water.. itís very easy, out of the box and setup in 30 mins, an hour to fill it, 6 hours to heat it to 35 degrees.

Itís good fun. We bought it from Aldi I think.. Although itís Intex, the box and instructions were Aldi branded ..

You obviously need a hose to fill it but also consider where you will empty it .. another length of hose to a drain or something ..
Ah, okay. Thanks.
Can you leave it up all through the winter, then? And does it retain heat well and heat up just as quickly in very cold weather?
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Old 19.05.2020, 20:26
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Ah, okay. Thanks.
Can you leave it up all through the winter, then? And does it retain heat well and heat up just as quickly in very cold weather?
For sure , weíve left it up through winter with the heater running it stays warm all the time, big clouds of steam when the cover comes off.. once it reaches temperature it just maintains it.. i didnít notice a big electric bill.

It has an inflatable cover which fits snugly and speeds up the heating and keeps it clean of course..

In winter from cold, you just turn it on at lunch time and itís 35 degrees by the time you use it at night.
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Those LazySpas are great - but although there is plenty of space a top- legs is another story. Which is fine I exchanged it for a hard one after a couple of years. But LazySpas are a very good value option.
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Can one cut back a clematis Jackmani after it has bloomed and the flowers started to wither up and turn brown, in order to get a second lot of flowers in the same season?
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Old 21.05.2020, 11:30
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Can one cut back a clematis Jackmani after it has bloomed and the flowers started to wither up and turn brown, in order to get a second lot of flowers in the same season?
There was a large clematis plant in our garden when we moved in. It's thick stems were wound around a pole. I cut the entire thing down because I found the stems to look a bit ugly and out of control, and the plant keeps trying to grow back out of the ground. Not sure which kind of clematis it is, but it had pale pink flowers.
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Can one cut back a clematis Jackmani after it has bloomed and the flowers started to wither up and turn brown, in order to get a second lot of flowers in the same season?
It depends what group the clematis is in as to Óf and when you can cut it back.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=109

Jackmanii is in group 3.
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Old 31.05.2020, 14:18
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

A little flowery hello from my garden to you fellow green thumbed nature lovers



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Old 31.05.2020, 20:23
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Lovely flowers!


My husband has been really good about not only coming to the garden with me, but helping out, too!



Meanwhile, the veggies are mostly planted, and today I cleared out a section that was wild flowers, but it got out of hand and now there are lettuces and carrots planted there.



I plan on a LOT of sunflowers this year!

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Old 04.06.2020, 18:29
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We have an Issai kiwi also, growing in a barrel on the balcony. It acted like yours is doing and now produces well. From my limited experience you should be fine without a male.

We've had a 'Ken's Red' female and a 'Nostino' male planted in the garden for a few years now, growing well, and i'm hoping that it/they start to produce fruit this year.
Our Issai kiwi, although quite small, is covered in blooms this year. Unfortunately the Ken's Red, getting quite large, has but 3 measly flowers.

Maybe next year...
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

I've been reading about new(ish) slow-bolt cilantro (coriander) varieties in the US and UK - have any of you tried these?

If so, are they really slower to bolt out than normal coriander plants? And how about the taste, do they reliably give that good old 'soapy cilantro' flavour?

(I've found that many coriander plants I've bought here, from various sources, taste a tad 'meh' - don't know if it's the soil, the variety, climate, or something else. Finding a good strong coriander is something of a holy grail with me.)

I found a place that seems to have slow bolt seed, but I hate ordering from unknown websites. Have any of you seen slow bolt, either plant or seed, in plant nurseries?

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Old 20.06.2020, 10:35
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I've been reading about new(ish) slow-bolt cilantro (coriander) varieties in the US and UK - have any of you tried these?

If so, are they really slower to bolt out than normal coriander plants? And how about the taste, do they reliably give that good old 'soapy cilantro' flavour?

(I've found that many coriander plants I've bought here, from various sources, taste a tad 'meh' - don't know if it's the soil, the variety, climate, or something else. Finding a good strong coriander is something of a holy grail with me.)

I found a place that seems to have slow bolt seed, but I hate ordering from unknown websites. Have any of you seen slow bolt, either plant or seed, in plant nurseries?

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No idea and cannot answer any of your questions but please keep me posted of your findings!

I've given up growing it (for the moment) but at least you can now find it at places like Lidl which you never used to so things have improved and the Lidl one is (at least at the moment) grown here in Switzerland rather than imported from Morocco or another far-flung place.
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So. Many. Raspberries!



And I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but I am still amazing at the proliferation of berries from plants that I had no idea even existed when I took over the garden.
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The frogs are also in full voice these days

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Old 21.06.2020, 10:57
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Can any of you tell me what this plant is? It is beautiful, but I don't want to encourage anything too invasive.



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Can any of you tell me what this plant is? It is beautiful, but I don't want to encourage anything too invasive.



The one with the 'fruits' is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphorbia_lathyris
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Thank you

FYI, both pictures are of the same plant. One just shows the main stem and another of the flowering portion.
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Thank you

FYI, both pictures are of the same plant. One just shows the main stem and another of the flowering portion.
I admit, I cheated with your query, I know a lot plant and garden stuff...but not everything :P

I have a superduper App on my phone, "PlantNet". I love it!! It has helped me a big deal over the years in learning more about the wild herbs. I have a ton of books on the subject, but some really old with painted ilustrations
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Old 22.06.2020, 19:09
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Question for those with robot lawnmowers..

Do they handle that obstacles well? For example in photo, Iíve moved my kids trampoline to this grass area, would a robot cut well around that?

Iím tempted but I donít want to change my stuff for the robot, more the other way around, it expect the robot to deal with what I give it.

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Should be in the smile-thread maybe: Several of my tomato plants have built little fruits. Seems they enjoyed the mostly crap weather.
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