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rose

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 09:49

When I replaced a dead climbing rose (it had been decimated by deer over the years, now have a fence) I removed 2 wheelbarrow loads of earth and replaced it with earth from the veggie garden, compost and manure. New rose is doing OK.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 19:16

Lesley, I have shelves full of old GW magazines as well. But I don't think I've looked at them again. They are too beautiful to throw away, I'm not very good at throwing things away, there is a wardrobe full of clothes I'm now too fat for in a spare room.

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Posted: 01/10/2015 at 19:14

Gosh, am I a grubby person? I don't replace my duvets every year. I have 3, summer, winter and in between, each several years old. I do change the covers of course.

Don't think I've been here today, been busy cleaning 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and making up beds for the children and grandchildren's arrival, but I did make a start yesterday. Son and daughter coming tomorrow evening and other daughter on Saturday. Son 2's baby son being christened on Sunday, followed by meal in posh hotel. Also did shopping this morning.

A box full of plug plants arrived this morning. I've unwrapped them but will have to pot them on tomorrow. Hope to have lots of violas, polyanthus, double daisies and forget-me-nots for my Open Garden day in early May.

Geum Totally Tangerine

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 18:56

Have checked, found the answer. A wretched mole has tunnelled underneath it, so although I watered the roots were dangling.  Good thing I took some bits off it last autumn which are still alive but in a shadier spot.

Verdun I'm a great believer in adding manure etc. to planting holes

Geum Totally Tangerine

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 23:45

My biggest TT died this summer. Could the weather have been too hot and dry? 35° for about 2 weeks, but I did water it. It had looked good with Erysimum Jenny Brook.

Phuopsis stylosa aka Crosswort

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 23:41

I have it edging a bed. It can be invasive, but I dig it out round the edges when it misbehaves.

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Posted: 30/09/2015 at 22:20

I use Ariel Bio for blood, as Dove said. It digests proteins. I pour neat Ariel onto the stains, leave for a bit then soak for a few hours before washing, but not in very hot water which will cook the stain in.

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Posted: 30/09/2015 at 17:00

You sound so organised Fidget. I think Pimms would be nice before beef stew, then red wine with the stew.

Have been making beds for the family coming for grandson's christening. Have watered pots outside.

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Posted: 30/09/2015 at 09:00

Morning all.

I hope Yvie's OH's op goes well and Pat's results are good. Good luck with the move, Wonky.

We were going to shift some more logs today but the man who does the strimmering around the paddocks has borrowed the garden tractor and trailer. Perhaps we'll do it in his lunch break. The French always have a 2 hour lunch break.

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Posted: 29/09/2015 at 14:00

It took me 1h30 to cut the bramble out of the Albertine rose, no blackberries on it, just long prickly stems. The honeysuckle got in the way too.

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