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A garden is the best medicine

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 10:34

Wot is going off,  Mrs T poisoned ??  Dove F/A smashing the place up with her Face would you believe !! im very sorry to here all this painful stuff, perhaps a little more relaxevue is required,it would seem and im the worst for it, we hardly ever really just stop and admire wot we dun,more balmy wine evenings next year is recommended for all and that means the allotmenteers as well,a bit more Cornish Darectly, and enjoy,,enjoy,, good luck all,getting brighter  erein Norfolk

Talkback: How to make a nettle feed

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 10:10

Hi John,iv just move house and luckily we have Comfry patches (controlled ) iv no nettles now but the Comfry is a little bit better for the fruit and flowers side of food due to a little more potash in it,  when i used nettle feed only I needed to reduce the Nitrogen a bit so as not to get to much leafy growth but couldn't so I  bought some soluble potash and added in late April to encourage more fruit or flowers it worked and the potash was cheap and  one box will last for ages,Good luck John

 

Comfrey               N 1.8        Nettles         N 1.7            Seaweed N 0.1

                            P 0.5                           P 0.6                          P 0.1

                            K 5.3                           K 4.5                          k 1.0

A garden is the best medicine

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 09:45

funny thing is ,when i spoke to the anesthetist before the op we chatted away and thinking of all the other ops iv just had i said yes same as before no probs and that was it,in the pre op room they sprayed my back with the coldest stuff ever it was funny and injected i felt nothing, but then as we were going into the theater i said shouldn't i be going to sleep now ,""you chose the spinal"" she said ? well what a laugh Dead from the neck down golden oldies  music, a warm air blower keeping me at set temp, and the hammering sawing bit of burning smell ,the table was bumping and shacking all over the staff were so funny and what an experience  coming back into my room wide awake and feeling great Kate couldnt believe it said, I would recommend the spinal block anesthetic every time if poss ,well done the NHS Good luck Frank suns coming up erein Norfolk

'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 10:44

Morning Zoomer,    please correctly identify the plant and come back if poss,a pic is good especially if its in flower as it looks like quite a few Mile a min stuff..The grey matter is awaiting ,,, 

how much to chop

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 17:18

Sorry i didnt catch the same Q just before,im in cookoo land at the moment.

how much to chop

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 17:16

Many thanks folks for that just the job

I.D please :)

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 12:29

Hi Yuccaman,I followed your advice and everything is just right ,nice one matey  

how much to chop

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 12:17

Morning all, We inherited a few very large not sure which Honeysuckle and a 10 x 8 foot lovely Fuchsias bush,(Pics) as usual Honey suckle nothing low down,can i really chop back clean up,  and still get it to grow up high again to give us privacy. ,The Fuchsias this summer has grown 3 feet away from the fence it now has thickish branches and much too high, dare i cut it back to the fence and down to the top of the fence again for privacy, its not much flowered im told untill a FBB and Comfry wake up call it got when we arrived seems, i might have overdone the feed a bit as 12 feet is a bit much , but the flowers were stunning, can i start cutting heavy in Spring please many thanks all,

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A garden is the best medicine

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 10:33

Morning Frank, I also went into hospital on Saturday and came home on Monday with a new knee, only 3 days i know but i asked Kate to help me to the greenhouse and then check if anything needed a drink but no everything had been well looked after,  so we had coffee in the sun ,and was i glad to be home,  ( just for info i had the op in Sandringham private ex BUPA hospital nhs sent me there as iv been waiting a good while and iv had other ops as well , really great hospital ) anyway like you say Frank good to be back home ,take it easy,,cool erin Norfolk

 

Damson/plum and apple tree advice

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 10:17

Hi Amy, here is a start for you with pruning , its the RHS one good reading and nice and easy to get to understand about different types of tree pruning  good luck,hope its warmer where you r its a bit cool eiein Norfolk

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=90       

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