WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN DECEMBER 2018

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  1. Phil A

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    November thread here

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      Ruscus - always berries well.
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      Mistletoe ripening earlier than usual
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      And yes, I've left my plants in the polytunnel - they're still ripening toms!
       
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          Thanks @Zigs - it doesn't grow very tall (still less than 30cm after many years), so you have to get close. And it is rather sharp if you accidentally brush it!
           
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            Tallest i've seen it in the wild is about 3 feet :)
             
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              Hesperantha shizostylis, coccinea :)

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                pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                Clementines are ripening, could be a bit bigger, but I'm not complaining.
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                    Neither would I complain @pete ... what sort of greenhouse heater do you use? What temperature do you need to maintain to produce such a good crop?
                     
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                      Minimum of around 2c, surprisingly hardy. In fact they ripen as the temperatures drop, I've read that if kept too warm they stay green.
                      I just have an electric fan heater.
                       
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                        Mistletoe - that's sound wow from me. This plant stands together with my favourite Harry Potter books. How to get it in the garden? I see regularly only 1 attached to appletree I walk to work along. But no berries.
                         
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                        Too windy this weekend for many photographs. This is the only one that would stand still.
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                          You need a really fresh berry, make a slit in the bark and slip the seed under, then bind with raffia.

                          Nothing will happen for a few years, then a green stalk will come out and dig into the branch :)
                           
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