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Posted: 20/12/2014 at 14:08

My comfrey never grows over 2 feet, whether it's cut or not. I've never seen a comfrey of 6 feet, wonder what variety Edd is talking about.

Rose pruning advice please

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 14:00

I'd prune the side shoots (the ones growing off the main stems) to three or 4 buds, roughly 6 inches. But I usually do it in March, though it can be done earlier.


Posted: 20/12/2014 at 13:54

Just having one, thanks Panda.

Put up the tree this morning. Must sweep the floor and arrange pressies around it.

Shed treatment query

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 10:00

We used Cuprinol Garden Shades too, I like the wood showing through slightly. Though, after a second coat it hardly shows at all. It preserves the wood but lets it breathe.


Posted: 20/12/2014 at 09:57

I have a bed of comfrey and my dog ignores it. Pretty when in flower and good for the compost heap.

feeling smug

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 09:55

I have a freezer full of veg, such as runner beans, broad beans, tomato purée and veg soups. There are leeks, carrots, potatoes, perpetual spinach, purple sprouting broccoli and kurly cale in the veggie garden and several trays of onions and apples in the garage.

Happy Christmas

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 09:50

Thank you, Daniel, and thank you for the forum. Happy Christmas to you and the GW team.


Posted: 20/12/2014 at 09:47

Morning all.

We are going to a Christmas party tonight. They obviously don't watch Strictly. Hope OH has set up the recorder properly for the Final.

I'm always nice, Beaus Mum!

It's my birthday

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 22:56

I hope Dove's OH has had a lovely birthday, think he did from what Dove said elsewhere. That is one reason for my post, the other is so that Verdun will get royalties.

Finding a plant

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 10:06

I've found an anemone called Annabella Rose. The RHS says the only nursery supplying it is near Loch Ness, but they do mail order. But I think Hydrangea Annabelle looks lovely. 

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