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Posted: 17/08/2015 at 20:14

Chicky, thanks for the clarification - I seem to have been doing it more or less right   I quickly worked out that pedalling backwards was no longer needed

Amazing sunset this evening

Must be nearly my bedtime   See you in the morning folks ...................

Uploading pics

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 20:00

 Working ok from here

Small woman big lawn problem

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 19:20

If you're going to start by mowing (as Hogweed suggests) start by having the cutter bar at it's highest, and lower it one level each week, otherwise you'll just have a mess.

Why hasnt my respberry bush flowered

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 18:50

Hmmm - do I understand that you cut it all back?  If so you cut back the canes that would have produced fruit this year. 

For summer fruiting raspberries you only cut back the canes that have produced fruit - leave the younger canes that have grown in the current season and they'll fruit next year.


Posted: 17/08/2015 at 18:36

Nope, the only way I've ever been up that sort of incline has been in a car or on horseback.


Posted: 17/08/2015 at 18:34

I'm just not sure how you're supposed to change gear - I've got one thingy on my left handlebar and one on the right.

I'm used to having one little thingy and having to pedal backwards as you change gear.  My last bike was probably made about the same time as my children were

Any ideas for an entry.....

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 17:57

It would take a fair bit of creativity to come up with an arrangement, but there must be a way ...


Posted: 17/08/2015 at 17:36

What a pretty canna

I don't deadhead my Spiderworts - I just leave them to get on with things - they seem happy enough


Posted: 17/08/2015 at 16:44

Just had a quick phone chat with Wonky - she's had a great day! 

Better go now - making a salmon and tarragon tart for supper ................ SYL

St.James's Park - Plant ID

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 16:33

I grew Thunbergia up a willow wigwam in a large terracotta pot on our front porch last summer - it took a fair bit of watering, but got lots of admiring comments. 

If they're growing Thunbergia with Firecracker Vine they obviously like the same conditions, so it'll be worth trying in a big container.

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