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Arty question

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 20:19

M C Escher http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._C._Escher

Philadelphus Advice

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 18:58

That's ok Verdun - the reason I said to start this winter was just to speed things up a bit, and doing it bit by bit means that Mr BB won't have to go without any blooms at all for a whole year.

bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 18:54

Yes, I agree with Philippa and Viola Man - life's too short. 

It's annoying that the Committee weren't clear about what was happening - it looks as if they tried to please everyone, but we all know that can't be done.

As you say you've got your nice neighbour back and hopefully you and he can come to some sort of arrangment about the work you've done and the plants you've put in. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 18:48

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62625.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Lily Pilly, KEF, here you are - we haven't eaten any yet - they're going to be a reward to OH for washing up (he washes up nearly every evening )

before and after

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 18:13

What a transformation - looking forward to seeing what you do next

Animal monitoring device

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 17:42

Hi Ben, I can't make the link work

Discounts that cost more not less

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 17:39

Alan, you need to contact the Magazine team at this address ffers@gardenersworld.com]offers@gardenersworld.com

Hope that helps

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 17:31

BL, sorry - I missed your post about poor pusscat - I've just read back ((hugs)) - but what a lovely time she had with you - must've thought she was in heaven already.

 

I've just earned some brownie points with OH - home made profiteroles filled with cream and topped with chocolate for pudding this evening

Philadelphus Advice

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 17:26

Philadelphus sometime rejuvenate quite well.  I'd take a third of the branches out to a low level this winter, then another third after flowering next summer, and the third third after flowering the following summer.  Removing the oldest looking growth first.

In February give it a good sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone and mulch well and fingers crossed in a couple of years you'll have a more reasonably sized shrub which blooms well.

I'd take some hardwood cuttings this winter as well, as that shrub has been around a while and it would be good to grow a replacement or two as the rejuvenation may not be totally as you'd wish.  Even with a bit of plastic surgery we usually show our age somewhere

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query about bulbs

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 16:02

I rub any loose stuff off, and check the bulbs for signs of rot and if I find any that bulb gets binned, but I wouldn't remove all of the dry outer skin.

 

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