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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 17:51

We had a frost this morning -2°, but dahlia "Pooh" is still in full flower!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 17:49

Plumber unblocked the woodburner chimney, so that's burning merrily now, but the boiler needs a spare part. Coming back next week.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 15:24

Hello all. Haven't been very well, throat, nose, cough. Feel a lot better now but still coughing.

Was -2° this morning. First frost. Then sunny. Put washing in machine then forgot to put it on line. Bother. Tried to put central heating on, didn't work. Bother again, especially as the woodburner in the middle of the house has a blocked chimney as well. It worked a month ago, but it's been so mild recently we didn't need it. Plumber here now.

Black spot on roses

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:42

Yes, too late now. Spray at first appearance of young leaves.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 09:38

Morning all. Thanks for the hot drink last night, Dove. I added some Lemsip and slept. It's turned into a cough this morning, rather than a cold.

My seed sown wallflowers aren't very big either, but I've planted them into pots and troughs around the house for the scent. The ones in the GC were bigger, in pots. They don't do bare root ones here.

Glad you're back, Verdun. Wasn't the same without you.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 20:57

Night KEF.

I'm off to bed now, runny nose, sore throat.

Black spot on roses

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 19:44

I have a Paul's Scarlet which nearly died from black spot and disease years ago. I then realised that the overhanging roof of the house was keeping it too dry. I sprayed it every 10 days with an anti-fungus and fed it and watered it copiously every few days. Now it it green and healthy and all the disease has gone.

Grass

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 17:54

I have a small, rotary, petrol, mulching mower with a Honda engine, a big Honda rotary mower and a Kubota tractor. But I have about an acre of garden and another acre of rougher ground to mow.

What is it? (Before I chop it down!)

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 09:00

I get weed cornus popping up in the middle of other things where I don't want them. They only have boring green new stems and brown old stems. They aren't easy to dig up and when I cut them down they get more vigorous. I hope yours is a nice one and not one like mine.

Strimmer or mower?

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 08:52

I have a steep bank about 30 x 5 metres and we found a petrol, easy starting, rotary, mulching mower is much the easiest. It has a Honda engine, but it's not a Honda make so it was cheaper.

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