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Bluebells?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 10:39

I've been enjoying the gorse flowers - there's lots on the light soil along the East Anglian coast - they've been blooming all winter but just now the bushes are absolutely covered

Pruning climbing rose

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 10:08

I think they mean you to remove last years leaves in order to prevent possible re-infection by blackspot.

This winter has been so mild that many of last year's leaves haven't died back and new leaves for this year are already growing.

I would only remove (and burn) any leaves that show signs of disease, like these ones


 

Crocus fail :-(

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 10:01

Highly unlikely that crocuses have greenfly, especially this weather.  Spraying (against anything) won't stop them flopping - in fact it's more likely to exacerbate it as the likely cause is the weight of rain on the blooms.  

It's just the wrong sort of weather

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 09:57

House prices in the UK are the result of Conservative governments (notably that lead by MT) who promoted the Right to Buy and prevented local authorities from re-investing the monies in houses to rent - this was done as it was believed that home-owners were more likely to vote Tory.  This, coupled with the encouragement of Buy to Let for investment has priced many hard working younger people out of the housing market.

It is not a result of EU policy. 

Quickest way to raise peonies from seeds please

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 09:43

Aym - don't waste your money on dodgy seeds from ebay - if you want tree peony seeds I'm sure Nut will send you some later this year  She has some beautiful tree peonies. 

You have discovered this thread haven't you?

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/seed-and-plant-swap-2016/895135.html

You can put in requests if you don't see what you want

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:44

The countries that have re-introduced border controls are not 'ignoring the edicts of the EU'.

"If there is a serious threat to public policy or internal security, a Schengen country may exceptionally temporarily reintroduce border control at its internal borders for, in principle, a limited period of no more than thirty days. If such controls are reintroduced, the other Schengen countries, the European Parliament and the Commission should be informed, as should the public."

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/schengen/index_en.htm

Quickest way to raise peonies from seeds please

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:38

Aym - I hope you're not expecting to get blue peonies from your seeds.  Those pictures of blue peonies are all over the internet but they're a scam.  The nearest to blue you can get in a peony is a pale lilac. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:31

Cheers Fairy - I'm ok - we're not an 'anniversary' family really - I think that's probably 'cos we're a farming family - things have to be done whatever and whenever - but I think of Pa every time I see the sunrise

Climber in a pot

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 07:35

I have a Campsis Radicans growing against a fence  in a  very large pot in a south facing  corner - I chose it because I read that it's happy in a large container and likes sunny conditions.  It's been there a couple of years and seems happy as long as it gets plenty of water.

I shall keep it cut back to the confines of the fence  - we don't have the height for it to grow to the 10m mentioned in this article.

http://www.clematis.com.pl/en/vines-in-garden/articles/411-trumpet-creeper

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 07:09

Good morning all  G'day Pat if you're around  and a very warm welcome to Jacqui  

Raining here but at least it's not freezing ... I think today is going to be another indoor day. 

((hugs)) for everyone with worries and cares - I hope the days get brighter for everyone.

KEF, thank you for your kind thoughts ((hugs)) - yes it's a bit of a weekend here - The Aged Ps' anniversary yesterday, Pa's birthday today and Mother's Day tomorrow.  I took Ma flowers and chocolates earlier in the week.   I had always said that when Pa passed away I'd make sure that Ma had a bunch of anemones on their anniversary, but I haven't ... Ma is totally confused about who died, who Pa was, who I am etc and as for dates??? ........... I think that to try to mark their anniversary would be confusing and unkind so I've left it.  Bro is still out of the country so ...

As for Mother's Day, both my offsprung are working tomorrow ... but there have been times when they've not had work so that's a bonus   And envelopes with instructions not to open until tomorrow have arrived and are on the bookcase

We've never 'done Mother's Day' other than sending cards and visiting Ma ... I suppose that for those of us whose mothers live a long life, Mother's Day tends to be more focussed on them than us. 

Now we need more ...


 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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Tracking their arrival 
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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Another excuse for cake ............  
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Our favourite romantic songs 
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Job Done!

At last you've done that job you've been putting off for ages ... 
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HELLO FORKERS! part two

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