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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 22:32

Glad you are out of hospital and getting better, GWRS. Hope it didn't hurt too much.

Sunny, reached 19° this afternoon. Weeded a shrub bed, pruned a little and tied up a Solanum. Unpacked my stored dahlias, they were all rotten  Had been in the garage packed in wood shavings. I can never keep stored ones, usually the mice get them. But when I was weeding I found evidence that some left in the ground over winter were alive. I usually leave dahlias in the ground, but this winter it went down to -12° so I wasn't sure they'd live.

People Leaving in a Huff

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 18:44

I enjoy reading Richard's advice about clematis. I'm going to the Malvern Spring show and hope to bring some back to France. Saw a super red one there 2 years ago, called Rebecca.

Resurrected Nine

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 16:01

I have just a sneaky biscuit or 3 with my afternoon cuppa, Florentines  Out again to tackle more weeding and pruning.

Will this rose regrow if I cut low?

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 15:55

I mean the little lines and swellings, they are where new shoots will grow if you cut off the bit above. I know there is a hydrangea below and the rose leaves are starting to grow at the top. Cut off the dead rose wood too.

Will this rose regrow if I cut low?

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 13:26

Do you know what sort it is? Is it a climber? If it's a climber then cut off all the shoots from the main stems to an outward bud roughly 6 inches long (depends a bit where suitable bud is). If not then, to rejuvenate it, cut it down to outward buds 2 -3 feet from the ground. It could be a tall shrub, some don't need much pruning, but if you want new stems lower down then you will have to. Stems may come from the ground. Hybrid tea roses (which it is too tall to be) are pruned shorter than that. Feed it and mulch it.

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 13:13

I wish I could come, we'll be arriving in England a week later, on the 17th. I'm posting because I want to see how it went. I've met Topbird and Dove. Maybe we could do something in Norfolk or Suffolk the 2nd half of July?

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 13:08

Our church does the same, Liri, usually my job, but a friend did it this time as I was with my daughter.

Site keeps playing up, slow, can't type sometimes, then a security alert comes up, asking if I want to carry on.

People Leaving in a Huff

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 11:14

Sad to see Beaus Mum and Flowers go. There was some bickering recently and the Editors removed the posts and banned one or two people, I think. But I thought it was back to normal now. Usually this is a friendly forum, not just cyber, I have met real people through it who have become friends.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 10:54

Typing troubles on the forum, then site gets stuck.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 10:52

Beaus Mum, we will be sorry to see you go. What upsets? I know there was one recently but thought things were OK now. Saw Hazel was leaving too. I don't have time to look at all the threads here. Mostly it's a very friendly forum. 

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