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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 19:21

Deary me   

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 18:51

Welcome Rosy

Hostafan - what are yew like bor?  (Suffolk expression) 

Hope you don't get toothache


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 18:44

Oh Dd ((hugs)) sorry to hear about the car    Hope it doesn't cost too many arms and legs

We've just had a big pot of oxtail stew and herby dumplings - it's a good job tomorrow is a Fast Day !!!  Just washing my vitamins and calcium pills down with Rioja

Where's Panda???


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 18:01



Posted: 19/01/2015 at 17:55

The wum is back - I've alerted the mods and Daniel but of course, as these people do, he's waited until after office hours to make a post he hopes will cause irritation.  I do hope no one takes the bait and gives him  what he's looking for, rather than what he deserves.


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 17:39
Edd wrote (see)

Dove. If you are about can you edit your comment on the container thread. I think you have missed the word "don't" out and it contradicts what is said later on in your post. 

I have left it open. Sorry for being picky. 

Thanks Edd - I'm grateful - stopped me looking a bit of a ninny    It's sorted now


Panda !!!   What would you do if it was someone you were responsible for???


Janurary Plants; Which are the easiest?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 16:52

I'm not planting anything at the moment - but in other years I've planted raspberry canes in January/February, bare root roses and bare root fruit trees and bushes.

As long as the soil's not waterlogged or frozen they can be planted now.

Winterwatch BBC2

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 16:21

Thankfully we can record several progs at once - but if I had to miss one it'd be Silent Witness - there'll be another one along in a minute - or next week at any rate. 

Please help me choose a container for honeysuckle

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 16:17

I'd go for the biggest - it looks like the fourth down.  I wouldn't use a metal one (is the top one metal?) as it would heat up and honeysuckle like their roots to be cool. 

Whichever one you use I'd line the insides with a good thick wad of newspaper before putting the compost in as even more insulation against the roots being heated by the walls of the pot if it gets too warm. 

I'd also plant your honeysuckle plant straight into your big tub as if it was going into the ground, not into a smaller pot first.

As honeysuckle are woodland plants  I'd use a mixture of John Innes No 3 loam based potting medium and I'd add some leafmould to that.  I'd I'd also add some of the water retentive granules v  to help ensure that the roots don't dry out as this will make the plant susceptible to powdery mildew.

I don't know 'Princess Kate' as it's fairly newly introduced, but it looks like a good one - if you choose that one (and I hope you do ) let us know how you get on

Good luck

Should I plant conifers now (Mid Jan) or wait for it to warm up

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 15:29

If the trees are being planted in a particularly windy spot it might be a good idea to shield them with some windbreak mesh for their first year or so to give them a chance to grow away strongly. 

Something like this on some sturdy posts will protect them from the prevailing winds.

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