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I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Some random ones that I'd love to get advice on..

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Flowersfb, can you not tie it back somehow until it's finished flowering - nice to keep the summer going for just a bit longer

If you want to give your honeysuckle a good sort out you can cut it right back in the late winter/early spring - otherwise just give it a tidy up when it's fnished flowering. 




OK my attempt at quiz question ;

           The most important thing about your gardening tools is:

a. Remembering whom you loaned them to. b. Remembering in the spring where you left them in the fall. c. Remembering whom you borrowed them from. d. All of the Above

                                                  A Bud is:

a. A regular guy. b. A regular beer. c. A small swelling on a plant from which a leaf or flower grows.

                                              True or False

Aloe is a friendly greeting exchanged by neighborhood gardeners.


I'll get my coat....


Thanks for your help everyone re the honesuckle - can't tie it back much - have 

already tried that  - so I'll cut it back when it stops flowering, just to be safe!

Curiousity made me look at this thread.   Thought it might involve politics or similar.  

Well, it's different.  Looks like fun   


Mrs. Garden  I usually find my secateurs in winter when the beds are bare! I have 4 pairs, 2 are missing at the moment  Of course, it could be OH!

I'll confirm that honeysuckle can be cut hard back. Trouble is, I don't always get round to it then there is a messy load of dead black twigs in the middle.


Hello everyone, a new gardener here,I have recently moved and gone mad with the gardening, Ibought some gladi bulbs, freesia and montbretia I planted them in pots they have all got long leaves and the glads have got long blooms but they are like in a papery sheath and have not quite burst out all the others are the same, could anyone explain why?  There are a lot of snails and slugs in the garden thats the reason for pots. I am disappointed but undeterred. thanks.


Hello  No need to be disappointed Jill, the glads will open up soon, from the bottom up - I'm sure you'll be very pleased with them. 

Don't forget to water them, producing flowers takes a fair bit of moisture, and make sure they're getting some sunshine 




re missing secateurs. Mine spent 2 years under a compost heap. OH renovated them and they lasted until they found themselves at the far end of the shredder. After that they were beyond OH's renovation skills 


I keep finding teaspoons in the compost heap.... they go in with the teabags via the kitchen compost crock.


Can the teaspoons be renovated fb? The ones my son put in the coal bucket (as a toddler not the 40+ he is now), were never really suitable for kitchen use having passed through the stove


Stainless steel teaspoons.  I give them a go through the dishwasher and they're as good as new. (I have a bosch one. It doesn't grumble as much as the old one used to)


I take it that's the machine you're talking about fidget...


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