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To feed or not?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 21:50

Cat went nuts when I put a collar on her. Ran round in circles and tried to hang herself in the lilac bush! Left the collar hanging on a branch. Couldn't find a collar here in France with a safety clip. Most of the time she's too fell fed and lazy to go after birds.

To feed or not?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:46

Oh, another bizzie lizzie! I hope it won't get confusing. I have a cat and I feed the birds high up. Occasionally she catches a bird but I'm sure more would die in winter if I didn't feed them.

Seeds are up

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:43

Thank you hollie hock. Usually I buy a lot of plug plants, but this year I thought I'd sow more myself, it's just where do you put them? Most will be sown in the GH later this month, but I don't want to spend money on electricity too soon in the GH.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:18

No gardening today, absolutely tipping down and a thunderstorm this afternoon, 4°. Short powercut.

Cleaned bedroom and changed sheets this morning. Did ironing this afternoon, BUT while watching the lovely Geoff Hamilton in his ornamental kitchen garden! Lovely OH had bought the 3 DVD set from Amazon for me.

Puncdoc take a drink up to the bathroom to sip while in the bath, then slip into something comfy and cook tea.

Re using last years patio pots

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 10:16

I put new in on top too, but not as much as half the compost from my big pots, which have earth mixed in with the compost in the bottom half. I remove top 6 inches of compost and replace with new. When I plant out my bedding plants I add slow release fertiliser granules.

Rose pruning

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 10:11

Oh dear, I typed "metal" instead of "mental"!

That's a good site, Dove, very clear.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 10:05

Fidget, my mother used to put her edible garden peas in paraffin before sowing because the smell kept the mice away. Would probably work for sweet peas.

Rose pruning

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 09:33
http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38711.jpg?width=350

 Tracey, I've been pruning roses for years, but not always very well! This year I have a metal problem as the roses are shooting and making leaves earlier than usual and I'm having problems cutting them off when they should be cut off. Too soft hearted perhaps, but have to grit teeth and get on with it!

How do you cut off something that looks like this? But you will get better flowers if you do.

When we say 3rd bud it means that is where the leaves grow out. If the bud hasn't started growing you should be able to see a little line, maybe with a slight bump, on the stem where the leaves will start growing. 

Again the photo isn't where I put it, trying to edit, but it won't budge!

 

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 09:16

Morning all. Raining. Glad I did gardening yesterday. But the forecast for the next few days is better than they had said it would be.

Happy birthday to anyone whose birthday it is. Mine's in September

Rose pruning

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 22:52

Ivyhouse, that's a climbing rose not a bush, so you wouldn't prune to 8", unless you mean the side shoots that you prune to 2 - 3 buds.

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