Busy-Lizzie


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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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Resurrected Nine

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 10:09

Morning all.


MU, daughter's roses are a mixture of sorts and all over the place. They bought their first house about 12 years ago, it was a farm cottage attached to a barn, 1 room + shower room, unconverted loft. When they finished it last year they sold it, had a big kitchen diner and beamy sitting room and 4 upstairs bedrooms, 1 ensuite and upstairs bathroom. When they bought it SIL said he wanted a book on house renovation for his birthday. He did nearly all of it himself, including plumbing in the bathrooms, he was amazing as he also works (for the state, in the re-homing of badly treated and unwanted children). The new house is 3 farm cottages with a barn opposite. The previous people had removed most of the inside walls downstairs and upstairs hadn't many walls, was a loft, previous owners had made 2 huge bedrooms and a bathroom, no doors. SIL has been putting up stud walls and doors, now has 4 bedrooms, but not finished and not decorated.


Sun is shining, my garden calls.

Resurrected Nine

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 23:31

Back from daughter's earlier this evening, had a lovely Mother's Day weekend with her and her family. They bought a house last year, been empty for a bit and in a state. SIL has done a lot inside and daughter has been making a garden, starting with sowing the lawns. Now she has about 100 roses. It was her birthday on Tuesday so we went to a nursery to spend her birthday money on plants and shrubs. Great little nursery, good selection and not expensive. We had such fun!


Have read Hazel's post, sad she's going. But the night before she said "Now I know where Runny and Tetters have gone". I wonder if that has anything to do with it. She said it was rather sad. I would like to know where Runny has gone, she made me laugh, miss her.

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