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Pruning Raspberries

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 11:32

Are there any newer looking canes which don't show any signs of having borne fruit?  If so then I think you've got summer ones - prune out the old ones and leave the younger ones, tying them in to a supporting framework.

If all the canes look about the same age then they're likely to be autumn fruiting - cut them all down to ground level. 

If there's a supporting framework in place that might also give you a clue as summer fruiting raspberries need a taller support than autumn ones.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 10:58

I had a wireless remote weather station for Christmas Lesley - I'd asked Father Christmas for a rain gauge but he brought the all singing all dancing version.  We just haven't set it up yet - not quite sure where to put it as it needs to be fixed to a fence post or similar - I'm trying to find somewhere that isn't in a rainshadow from the trees or next door's garage or similar ....

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 09:13

Anyone else watching the tennis?

Worm infestation in grass

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 09:09

I agree too

But if using the space 52 weeks of the year is important for Helmik and household, then a lawn probably isn't the best solution

And I know lots of successful small gardens that don't have lawns

plant / weed id please

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 07:48

I don't think that's feverfew - I think the the leaflets of feverfew are broader and shorter. 

But I'm not convinced its cow parsley either - it just isn't quite right - but cow parsley has lots of similar relatives. 

Have a look at the leaf stems - if they have a groove or channel running along the upper surface then it's likely to be cow parsley Anthriscus sylvestris. 

I'd be more convinced if I could crush the leaves and smell it.  I spent my childhood picking armsfull of cow parsley for our pet rabbits.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 07:26

Oh, and a Pinch and a Punch for you all - white rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 07:26

Good morning folks   Absolutely tipping it down out there this morning - there's no way I'm going out in my jimjams to check the thermometer

snow drops

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 07:22

https://eurobulbs.co.uk/single-snowdrop-galanthus.html

 as advertised in February's Gardeners World Magazine - single snowdrops £5 for 50

I think that's a very reasonable price - other varieties available.

Worm infestation in grass

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 20:40

Great minds think alike Verdun ...

Worm infestation in grass

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 20:27

I would just leave the lawn until the weather is dryer and then scatter the casts with a besom or rake. 

You should try to keep off the lawn in the winter - walking on lawns in the winter just leads to compaction and drainage problems. 

Having a healthy population of worms in your lawn will help to keep the soil aerated and aid drainage, so you're lucky to have them. 

Some tips here that may help http://www.rolawn.co.uk/winter-lawn-care

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