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Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 07:43

Congratulations!!!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 07:42

Good morning all   I'll whisper so I don't disturb Pdoc - glad he had a lovely time

Our thoughts are with Verdun ((hugs))

It's raining outside - I've not gone out in my pjs to check the thermometer - that can wait!

How big are vine weevil grubs?

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 07:24

Baby ones!  I've just found some in one of my pots of begonias that were overwintering indoors on the kitchen windowsill!  If they have orange heads they're vine weevils. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 07:21

Verdun - please accept out sincere condolences for your sad news - it must be such a shock - but such a blessing to go so peacefully - you have been such a good son to her and she died knowing she was loved and cared for.  No one can ask for more.

Our thoughts are with you. 

Summer or autumn fruiting raspberries

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 19:41

At a slightly educated guess I'd say they're autumn fruiting - cut them down to ground level now, dig them up, sort them out and replant

Raspberry

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 19:38

The wonderful thing about raspberries, and Polka in particular, is that they freeze so very well, really holding their shape

 

Overgrown shrub- can I cut back safely?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 19:36

I've seen new growth badly damaged by frost - but it's up to you

Raspberry

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 19:23

Fidget, I planted 3 canes in Feb 2013 - last year we had raspberries most days from August onwards, enough raspberries for 8 lbs of jam, and ice cream boxes full in the freezer, we're still eating them.

You'll be drowning in raspberries in a couple of years time with 12 canes!  I can think of worse fates

Overgrown shrub- can I cut back safely?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 18:35

It looks like a variegated Pittosporum to me.  I would cut it back in mid April - pruning before then risks new growth being damaged by late frosts.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 18:18

Totally agree Fb - the programme's ridiculous

And while we're talking about ridiculous programmes - I was listening to Brain of Britain (as I usually do on a Saturday at bedtime) and they described Ground elder/goutweed as 'a creeper'!  No wonder no one knew what the heck they were talking about   What is the world coming to ...

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Please help me choose 
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Already! 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

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