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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 09:21

Morning all.

Hate going to the hairdresser, cut my hair this morning, have folding mirror wardrobe doors, have got used to cutting it with everything being back to front.

Going to the supermarket for supplies. OH says he'll treat me to lunch out, nothing posh, probably the Chinese.

Clematis

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 22:40

It all depends what group the clematis is. Group 1 which includes Montanas don't need pruning until they get too messy and straggly. Group 3, like Princess Diana, need cutting back hard. Have a look at this site to see what to do about pruning.  http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/  

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 22:36

Have pruned "The Pilgrim" climbing rose.

The Zinnias, free from GW, have germinated after only 2 days!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 22:30

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/68799.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Glad you found your knitting, Liri. I found a bag with various bits of mine in it, pen, my table napkin etc in the spare bedroom that the grandchildren use. 5 yr old granddaughter is a bit like a magpie!

I pruned "the Pilgrim" climbing rose this afternoon. Loads of cranes flew over on their way to their summer home. They made a heck of a noise.

 

Nastursiums

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 17:47

Yes, Janet, blackfly are one of the main nasturtium pests. I grow nasturtiums next to the broad beans to encourage the blackfly to keep off the beans.

what colour pergola

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 13:38

I think I would prefer light. Teak oil sounds a good idea but I think it would go pale ash colour, greyish. Attractive, though.

rose dilemma

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 12:25

I have Wedding Day too, trained sideways on the veggie garden fence, 7m wide. Smells lovely, but only flowers once.

I have a small repeat flowering rambler called Malvern Hills, from David Austin. That is a much more controllable size. Pale yellow.

Old Roses

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 12:20

This site can help you find roses.  http://www.classicroses.co.uk/ 

what colour pergola

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 12:17

If you want a natural wood colour I would use a wood stain, rather than a paint. It's bound to change colour over the years anyway, I think main decision is light or dark?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 12:14

Thank you Wintersong (horse). I wouldn't have gone on the road either. Perhaps the horrid man over reacted out of guilt at his dog's behaviour.

Well done Dove's parents. I was lucky too with loving parents, but they died before they made it that long.

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