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Will my rose survive

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 12:05

Dug up by who? Dog? The sooner you get it replanted the better. Has it been exposed to frost? Some roses are hardier than others. If you can't replant it at the moment then plant it in a pot or a bag full of moist potting compost. Cut off the oldest, woodiest stems and weak growth and give it a trim, but not while it's frosty or snowy.


Posted: 30/01/2015 at 11:57

How did you get home? Were you able to start the car? Doesn't your key have a little manual one in it for emergencies? Scarey.

Dying Yesterday Today and Tomorrow Tree

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 10:04

Sometimes the leaves of this plant do drop off in winter. Are you sure he removed them? Also they aren't reliably hardy. Are you in the UK? It should be brought in when the weather is cold and frosty. Being frosted could make the leaves drop off. 

This plant is very toxic and can be dangerous for dogs and children if they eat any of it, especially the berries. 


Posted: 30/01/2015 at 09:39

Good morning all.

Fritillary, I, too, had a Border Collie that loved eating blackberries off bushes.

French houses have windows that open inwards. They have outside shutters, so you can open the window for ventilation with the shutters shut.They are easy to clean but means no window sills, which I miss. We put some wooden shelves under some of the windows here but can't put much on them if you want to open the window.

Howling gales and pouring rain last night, bit alarming, but wind has dropped now and rain has stopped. Was -2°.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 13:12

Charlie November, thank you for your PM. I didn't get an email notification for it so I hadn't seen it.


Posted: 29/01/2015 at 12:47

Pouring. Back from tractor mower place. They have rung round and found a new blade housing for the garden tractor, but it's the complete unit with blades. But it's a lot cheaper than a new tractor.

Was going to ring you DD, but having seen your post, perhaps another day!


Posted: 29/01/2015 at 08:55

Good morning all. Good luck with the move Beaus Mum.

Raining. Going to the garage for minor repair to car, then to tractor lawnmower place to decide what to do about tractor lawnmower which needs new blade housing and it's old and they aren't made anymore for that model.

Manure or something else?

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 21:56

I would choose the cow manure, but only if it is well rotted. Did wonders for my veggie garden years ago, had a farm size trailer load.

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 20:54


Gosh, Dove's birthday, I'm almost too late. Happy birthday Dove, here's another cake but it can be eaten tomorrow. It has a bank and a pond!



Posted: 28/01/2015 at 20:47

Been with Son 2. Went to the hospital for grandson's 8 month check up, he's doing well, then back to their place for the evening. Baby is copying gestures and noises, quite funny, he smiles a lot. He waved goodnight - his first wave!

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