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Lilac Bush Pruning

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 13:58

Then prune it as soon as it would have finished flowering, so as soon as possible. It will make new shoots for flowering next year. But feed it as well with a fertiliser for flowering shrubs or roses. Lilacs are greedy and thirsty plants.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 10:24

Morning all. Slept really well, overslept.

Cucumbers like water but they hate sitting in it. They can collapse quite quickly in cold wet ground. When I plant them now, after advice, I plant them on a slight mound to help drainage. They are usually fine once they've got going, but vulnerable when young plants.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:54

Busy-Lizzie has had too much wine today. Hic! Going to bed, night all, Thanks for the wine Lily.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:50

Love your pink poppies Chicky. Not phlox though - that's July. They are red Sweet Williams.

Your bed is lovely, Cardoon, looks mature already. No one would know you are new to gardening.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 19:34

Daughter No.1 with 3 small sons has left to go to son No.2's house for the evening. Peace! Daughter No.2 left after lunch to stay with son No.1 near Orleans. 7 adults and 5 children sat down for lunch here today. The boys age 6 and 8 went in the pool this afternoon, water too cold for me, 20°. Shade temp. 23° sunny day. But yesterday when daughter No.1 arrived it poured.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 19:22

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47597.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

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Lovely lot of clematis.

Your plants have gone back amazingly well, Wintersong, after the fence man had been.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 23:03

Hope so, but I doubt it!

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Posted: 30/05/2014 at 20:29
Percy-Grower wrote (see)

Afternoon all, i am in a man sulk, never got my nap after work, daughter and grand daughter (20 months) decided to visit just as i was going for nap, house looks like a tornado has just gone through it, anyhoo's glad you enjoyed your day Lesley, is the garden show held at Ingleston?..OL did you get those three words? or did you google?

 

Percy, my daughter is here with husband and 3 small sons, imagine the tornado here! Tomorrow other daughter arrives with 5 yr old daughter and 3yr old son and son with 3 week baby. I may be deaf or potty by Monday! They are sweet though

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:26

Morning all.

I have wooden shutters and my bedroom is very dark, but since the menopause I have become much thicker around the middle and gained 1 1/2stone. I asked the doc as I was over the bmi and he snorted and said it was quite normal for a woman my age who'd had 4 children!

Taking the car for new tyres now. Won't be here much this weekend, family.

Biennial / Perennial growing from seed

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:17

Annuals flower all summer then die. Perennials have shorter flowering periods and some flower early and some flower late, but they will come up the next year and provide greenery, texture and form in your flower beds. Dead heading keeps many plants going for longer and some plants like certain perennial geraniums and catmint (Nepeta) can be sheared right down and they will re grow and re flower - but not as well as the first time.

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