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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 15:40

I saw Rebecca at the Malvern Spring Show last year, but I couldn't take plants back to France on Ryanair. I've searched for it when we went by car and I've searched here in France. No luck

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 08:01

Morning all.

OH had an upset tummy yesterday but he says he's OK today. He spent a lot of yesterday asleep in bed. I was thinking of cancelling my friends coming to lunch today, but he said not to.

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 12:31

I expect you've seen this site, Lesley. http://www.careco.co.uk/cat-wc02/transit-wheelchairs.htm   My mother had quite big wheels on hers, found it easier to push over bumps that her previous small wheeled one. Don't forget to go backwards if you have to go over a step like a pavement kerb. Have a lovely time with Mum.

Have a good day at Wisley, Chicky.

I hope you find the right handbag, Wonky.

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.

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