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Talkback: How to winter-prune trees and shrubs

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 07:46

Leave it until the spring then remove old blooms, cutting back to a pair of fat buds.  If the plant is congested then take out some of the older canes from the base.

tlc to christmas cactus

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 07:41

They also strike really easily from cuttings.  I've produced several for family members.  I usually plant three to a pot and that produces a balanced all-around effect.  https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=840

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 07:15

Good morning all   A bit warmer this morning - it's already 5.4C and only dropped to 1.4C overnight so no frost. 

Today mainly involves presents, paper and sellotape  

Plant ID please.

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 21:54

Hi Jack

The main difference is the different coloured berries - have a look at this site - it has some good ones http://www.burncoose.co.uk/site/plants.cfm?pl_id=3520

A great wildlife shrub

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 21:50

Oh dear

Sweet dreams everyone - see you in the morning

GRANDMA'S BACK.

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 21:48

Good to see you Cangran

Plant ID please.

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 21:26

Looks like pyracantha to me - the berries come straight after the flowers but usually colour up towards the autumn - sometimes the birds get them first - I've seen pigeons taking the unripe berries in midsummer.

Are you sure it wasn't evergreen?

small red blood cells

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 21:19

No need to apologise Cangran - you've not upset anyone - good to see you back

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Posted: 14/12/2014 at 20:56

Aw Fidget   - that all sounds very postive - you've had such a grim time - I'm so glad you've got things to look forward to ((hugs))

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 20:43

I remember the bread strike - the village shop rationed it and dear Mrs S couldn't believe I didn't want any - she'd not noticed that I never bought any

Our usual family bread was made with two thirds stoneground wholemeal and one third white and I used a little black molasses to help the yeast along - it made lovely bread.

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