Busy-Lizzie


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Pruning roses this year

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 09:57

Albertine is actually a rambler. Ramblers flower on the previous year's wood. You can get away with not pruning for a year, or just tidy up and remove the dead wood. It is recommended to prune ramblers after flowering in late summer, but I find that almost impossible with my Albertines, you can't see what you are doing for leaves, so I do it about now. Cut out the oldest, woodiest stems and tidy it up. You need the new growth for next years flowers.

Shrub roses don't need hard pruning either. The ones to hard prune are hybrid teas.

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 09:33

Morning all. Grey and cloudy. Friends coming to lunch tomorrow so I better do some food preparation and tidying. I clumped across the veranda in very muddy boots yesterday. Now floor needs washing.

Best Climbers for Part Shade

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 09:30

I like Graham Thomas, pale yellow and cream, but I think I prefer Serotina as the flowers are red as well so brighter coloured.

There is a climbing rose called Sir Paul Smith which is scented and has hips. I don't have it. Peter Beales Classic Roses has it  http://www.classicroses.co.uk/products/roses/sir-paul-smith/  I have a climber called Paul's Scarlet which isn't scented, doesn't repeat flower but it does have hips.

Weed ID link

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 23:21

What a great site. But many of those I don't call weeds. I have a lot, probably most of those. Didn't know all their names.

Ivy

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 23:03

Yes you can. It grows like a weed here, seeds itself and spreads. I'm constantly pulling it up. Why do you want cuttings?

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 17:50

Was a sunny day today, though a bit cold. Spent nearly 3 hours weeding and tidying the veg garden bit behind the GH. Hadn't looked at it for ages, was in a state. Two piled high barrow loads of rubbish removed and a small bucket of large potatoes from a forgotten row, hope they are OK.

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 17:25

Glad you are liking the mountain DD. Looks like whipped cream.

I've spent nearly 3 hours outside. Got up 2 piled barrow loads of weeds and rubbish from the veggie garden. Found a forgotten row of potatoes that I hadn't dug up. Dug up a small bucket full, they look fine, will try some mashed tomorrow. Tonight is Moules Marinières with baguette and green salad. Found tender young perpetual spinach leaves in veggie garden, young frothy fennel shoots and flat and curly leaved parsley to go in the salad.

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 13:16

I've just bought a new shower head too. The one I bought last week was hopeless, water spraying out in all directions where it shouldn't, so I've changed it. New one is fine.

Lovely day now, has warmed up. Need to tackle the veg garden.

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 09:16

Morning all, -4°, frosty. I've been out feeding the horses and walking the dog. Hands are tingly now they are warming up.

I hope you have a good lunch lily.

I hope you get the Doctor's appt. Clari.

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 22:42

Thank you Lily, he did. I'm off to bed, he's going to watch Question Time.

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