Busy-Lizzie


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Big dead tree

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 20:22

I grew a wisteria up a dead pine tree once, had to use a lot of manure, a few years later the trunk rotted at the base and fell over!

Where did I go wrong?

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 20:19

Did you manure the ground? Have you got stones? Is the soil very heavy? Is the soil shallow? Did you thin out the plants to give them room to develop? Did they get enough water? Can be tricky blighters!! At least you got them to germinate, can be difficult!

It's my birthday

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 11:56

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Hello Lulu, happy belated birthday. Thought you might like this card.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 09:50

Morning all. Hope it's just plotting Punkdoc! Welcome back, we were getting worried.

Grey, cold and drizzly here.

Hosta and Lyns day out

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 09:45

Thank you Lyn. When I last went it was one June, looks very different at this time of year.

roses

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 09:43

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.

I have read that you can plant a new rose in a large cardboard box with new soil and compost and then dig a hole and plant the box in the place.

Mycorrhizal fungi, bought from garden centres, spread over the roots, help.

It's my birthday

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 09:35

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Have a lovely day, Fairy.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 17:02

Have actually done some weeding in the veg garden and removed four barrows of dung from horse shelter, lots more to do for both.

7° is the hottest it's been today, bitter wind, cloudy now, washing not properly dry.

Plant advice

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 12:20

I put mine in a cold frame that OH gave me, wasn't expensive. It's on the kitchen terrace by the wall of the house.

Winter

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 11:31

Was -2° with a frost this morning. Only 5° now with a biting wind. This is Dordogne and it's only October!

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