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Latest posts by Alan4711

Hanging baskets and window boxes

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 17:30

hi obelixx have a good rest matey and get better, iv just come in from the garage iv been prepping my h/baskets ,iv got my liners in and  plastic tubs connected to cut down coke bottles as usual sitting in them awaiting for soil and plants and the start whistle, managed to pot on 20 Hydrangeas as well today there out side in the rain till later tonight not too sure what were putting in them this year so im keeping my eye on your post see what comes up 

Cheers Alan

juniperus

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 17:18

looks like its all tight and been restricted with yellowy ends yet the beginning of  the three branches are  more greener at the base, possibly because of its former position under the hedge no actualy brown dead parts,iv put it in the front garden away from the wind and its heavy rain now so it should appreciate a better position and a drink, you think i should repot tomorrow or no

Alan

juniperus

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 16:22

Hi all ,here we go again,we have just found a juniperus (so the book calls it) coniferus,its about 24" across and 8 Inches high,it has obviously been neglected by the previuos house owner ,we found it in and under a large hedge in the garden,its soil looks dry and dusty and dead,rather than discard should i repot now or water and wait till march/april as it looks in very poor health but i would like to give it a chance ifposs,,weve never handled a coniferous before so hopefully a lesson comeing up from someone

cheers Alan

Does no digging work?

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 15:37

i heard Masanou deed polled his name to Monty i don't myself believe it but you never know these days figrat, and i never could understand why farmers plowed there fields so much i used to watch the birds follow and scoff every living thing there was, mind you i don know how else they could do it And as advised yesterday iv repotted my Hydranges and there in the rain all smiling to be outside till tonight,

thanks for all the help AGAIN 

the pope

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 15:27

Et cum spitu tuo  flowering Rose and its still chuckin it down, and i  pressed the spell check it nearly blew up steam coming out the pc

Alan

Wood ash

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 10:23

Hi dead keen ,i read its good for veg, and not to leave it on top but turn it over into the soil as it depleats its goodness in the rain,and not to be used on shrubs the books talk about acidity of the soil so i just dug it in our raised veg beds hope iv doneright

lot of luck Alan

hydrangea in or out

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 22:22

nice one mateys thanks for the info on Hydrangeas, tomorrow ill start to pot on and introduce them to the real world on a daily basis, night time back indoors till im sure its too late for frost good luck all 

Alan4711

hydrangea in or out

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 19:27

Hi all    i have about 30, 8 inch Hydrangea cuttings all  doing very well in my garage well lit and above freezing as advised, now can i put them into the big pots i have ready for them for their  first year and keep them in the garage till say this  march then position them in the garden or is it too soon to disturb them at all and wait a bit

cheers alan 

the pope

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 19:18

Hi Rambling i used to love the day trips with Sunday school once a year on a bus from Nottingham to Matlock Bath and Ryber Castle it was a great day out for the not so well of kids great memories them

cheers all Alan

the pope

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 17:14

Well Lazy gardener if you read my original post i just wished the old man good luck for his retirement and that was all,, at 85 i think  he deserves a rest,i made No comments on religion nor will i except i remember i was sent to Sunday school untill i was 13 never missed,and yet my mum and dad now gone were not even religious and it wasnt untill mum was very ill that in a conversation i actualy asked her why i was sent to Sunday school ?she smiled at me and said "when you and your brother and sister went to Sunday school that was the only time your dad and i had to ourselves ""i smile even today when i think about mum and dads sunday afternoons, and you wish i hadnt brought this up ,,i didnt did i,  the very first reply did ,mycomments were all in good taste and best wishes for a fellow human and im told he was a very keen gardener   Good luck all  

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