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Posted: 29/03/2013 at 15:11

Don't prune the rhododendron. When it has finished flowering you can pick the dead flowers off very carefully to tidy it up. It will be making new shoots under them for next year. Don't water with alkali water, rain water is best.

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Posted: 29/03/2013 at 15:06

When I made Hot Cross buns the recipe said to put everything in at the start. It wouldn't rise properly and I ended up with Hot Cross rocks. Bjay, I see your dough has risen before you put the fruit in. What about the spice?

Raised beds coming on well.

How have your gardening tastes changed over the years.....

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 09:17

I did try growing purple pennisetum once. 3 plants, they had about 3 flowers each and died in the winter. I was told it would look like this:

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Posted: 29/03/2013 at 09:08

Morning all. Raining here. Going shopping. Wish they had Hot X buns in France. It's not a Bank Holiday. Unholy lot, the French. But they do have more Bank Holidays than England.

Oh deer, Bunny, ha ha.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 09:02

Good morning all. Raining here, but yesterday afternoon turned out quite nice. Pruned the last prickly rambling rose - yes, I know ramblers should be pruned after flowering, but it is a very prickly Albertine with dead wood in the middle that I couldn't reach last summer for new growth, whippy stems and leaves.

About a month ago we had a warm spell, sun and 16°, so I sowed mange tout peas and broad beans. Peas are coming up, no sign of beans. I had a little dig about and they've disappeared. Going shopping this morning, I'll have to buy more seeds.

I hope, Verdun, that when you've recovered from whatever it was, you'll tell us why. Hope it doesn't hurt.

How have your gardening tastes changed over the years.....

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 23:10

Funnily enough, I think my tastes haven't changed. I love roses, penstemons, delphiniums, campanulas, phlox. I don't like grasses, never have. They have no colour worth speaking of, no decent flowers and they remind me of weeds. Verdun will hate me for that! Sorry Verdun

Plug plants ,How much perlite to add to multi purpose compost ?

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 23:05

Can't find perlite in France so I plant plugs into bought compost from the supermarket. Works OK.

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Posted: 28/03/2013 at 22:56

I think I'm getting very confused!! Good night all

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 19:06

Your garden is full of character Figrat.

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Posted: 28/03/2013 at 18:52

I usually wear old jeans, an old pullover (T shirt in summer) and wellies. I aways wear gloves for weeding, never know what might attack you - forgotten rose pruning, baby stinging nettle, slugs(ugh).

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