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Climbing plants

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 09:29

Roses grow in a wide variety of soils, but they don't like drying out or being waterlogged. They love manure and are greedy feeders so extra rose food is necessary for good roses. 1 foot isn't deep enough, 18 inches would be the minimum.


Posted: 14/02/2015 at 09:09

Morning all. I love a sherry trifle with raspberries too, but prefer it without jelly in it. Used to make it for New Year's Day lunch when the children lived at home. First OH used to make the custard using lots of cream from a recipe that was in the Sunday Times in the 70s. I used home made sponge cake and frozen raspberries from the garden and homemade raspberry jam. Lots of sherry of course.

Slept badly, nose got blocked. OH has gone to an all day workshop with his choir. Conductor come from England, preparing for Easter Concert, The Creation, by Haydn.

Group 3 clematis.

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 22:37

Oh dear, I did one early this week - was I too early?


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 22:31

Put them in the freezer DD. Then get them out and reheat for next guests. Eat the fruit salad


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 22:30

Lyn was here not that long ago, pops in and out. Hope her parents are OK. Hollie Hock was moving house again. Orchid Lady is probably busy with their new business.


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 18:45

 The Wedding Day, 7 metres wide and a lot taller than me.


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 18:30

Looks OK to use GG. No smell, as Chicky says, black and quite crumbly.

My cold isn't too bad, more of a nuisance than anything, needs tissues. Have started pruning huge Wedding Day Rose which forms a hedge at one end of the veggie garden. Haven't done it for 3 years and it has lots of old and dead wood in it's centre. They say to prune ramblers after flowering. I find it impossible, can't see what you're doing for leaves.

Tigger is doing OK on the cortisone. But I don't think he'll ever go back to dog food!

DD, I hope Shadow is OK. When Tigger was done years ago he didn't even seem to notice!


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 10:52

Morning all. But I haven't really got much to say. Hope everyone has a good day.


Posted: 12/02/2015 at 21:58

Thanks Dove, you're safe, there's a sea in the way! Going to bed with a mug of hot chocolate. Night all.

seeds or seedlings

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 21:50

Sow hardy annuals direct. Most others will need more warmth and care to get them going. Perennials are best potted on a couple of times until they are a decent sized plant or they are slug bait.

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