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Posted: 16/10/2014 at 10:06

Let us know how they get on - it's a long time since I've grown spring cabbages, but that looks a nice variety - I may be tempted another year - if the pigeons and slugs behave themselves!

Watch out for slugs when you put the plants outside - and when you take them back into the greenhouse check the bases of the pots for slugs that are hiding under there - you don't want to take slugs into the greenhouse with the plants!

standard rose pruning

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 10:02

I believe that Golden Wedding is a floribunda, so I would just clip the top growth back by about one third in late February/early March, to make a pleasing shape.

Phormium advice please

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 09:55

I think they're more likely to flower if their roots are restricted so if flowers are important to you perhaps splitting them isn't a good idea.

Perhaps a dose of potash in the spring might encourage flowering?

dog bite,anyone know for sure?

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 09:48

Perhaps the RSPCA would be able to advise - details for their helpline here


Posted: 16/10/2014 at 07:19

I'd have them outside in a well - ventilated cold frame at the moment, bringing them in when the cold weather starts, and I'd cut back on the watering too.  They shouldn't need a lot of water while they're only little.


Tomato Blight

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 07:11

Probably not 'Blight' per se, but some sort of fungal something - it's late in the season and with the weather we've had (warm and damp) there are so many spores flying about it'd be amazing to escape totally.

I'd quite happily use those tomatoes - just cut out any discoloured parts.  I've used far worse most years.


Posted: 16/10/2014 at 07:08

Fingers crossed Lesley - it's going to make the manicure difficult but I'll cope somehow

Think parquet's going to be ok - I grabbed the towels from the downstairs loo straight away and the floor was re-sealed not too long ago - fingers crossed for that too!


Posted: 16/10/2014 at 06:51

Good morning all

More rain overnight but still mild - dahlia still flowering happily.  Very soggy underfoot so no gardening this morning.  I'll give myself a manicure and a paint job for Aunt & Unc's WA this evening!  That'll hide the grime   Then I'll have a lazy morning and let the paint harden - setting off for rellies after lunch.

Has anyone checked up on the Heatwave?  I want to know that it's going to be dry as well as warm - not a steam bath!


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 19:35

I'm wondering whether they're too warm - the weather is still mild.  What type of cabbages are they?

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