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Garden tools for pruning and cutting

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 20:08

I have had my Felco 2 secateurs since the 70s and they will nodoubt outlast me. Wonder if it's back door advertiseing re the above?

Favourite tools

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 19:30

Felco 2 secateurs, had them since 1974ish and they are still going strong. Next is the wife, she cuts all the grass.


Posted: 21/04/2012 at 19:18

Reading some of the threads, i wonder if you can pamper the stuff just too much. I have a plant in my garden that was there when we moved in to the house in 1985. The Rubarb is in just a small nook and was just a small plant for some 8 or 9 yrs. I split the plant for a family member to take a crown and since then it just grows and grows with not much help. I can't remember the last time it had a feed and today I have had a nice Rubarb crumble from the plant with more than I can use left. Soil is PH neutral and I guess the plant was there quite some time before us. Not a clue what the varity is but it tastes very nice thank you.

Rubarb Rubarb

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 09:25

Italophil.e, thank's for that, crumble's in the oven, leaves waiting to be simmered

Rose Swags

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 23:32

To be continued

Rubarb Rubarb

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 22:56

I'm about to pull some Rubarb to make a delicious crumble. I useually just compost the leaves. Has anyone used them to make a pest spray by soaking in water and is it OK?

Rose Swags

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 21:53

Thanks to all, a hunting will will go.

Rose Swags

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 21:07

Thanks again figrat, my garden in the Gtr Manchester area is open and is prone to some winds at times. I now have three contenders to consider Thanks to all.

Rose Swags

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 21:02

Hi Gol1locks, oops i hope I haven,t made a mistake with the New Dawn!!! Madame Afred Carriere looks and sound good to me. Its 5mtr+ growth would do the job if I planted one adjacent to each post and let them climb to the swags and train each one towards the centre. Loverly looking flower. Iceberg also looks to foot the bill, my question is, are the stems pliable enough on both, to wraparound rope swags?

Rose Swags

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 20:40

Hi figrat, thanks for the suggestions. I was looking at Blush Noisette yesterday the garden centre but was unsure the would travel the distance required considering they have to clime some 7ft before reaching the swags? I have a New Dawn, recently planted, in another location to eventually cover an Arbor so would like something different for the swags. Would Alberic Barbier do the job?

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