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summer pruning

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 11:54
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

I get very confused with pruning too RM, so many ways and timings 

I cut back my climbing toes quite hard in the spring..............

Wasn't that painful???????????

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 11:52

Right folks - have to pop up to the farm shop for meat, fruit, bread and milk, and then into the GC for bird food and hedgehog biccies

Can I pick anything up for anyone? 

Foxes

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 11:39

It might have been, especially if you used Fish Blood & Bone or similar when planting - but unless you have other signs of foxes or their scent marking I think it's more likely to be cats.

Are their any other clues - cat poo for instance?

Lavender Advice Please

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 11:35

I cut lavender back just as the flowers are finishing.  If you start when the plant is young and cut it back hard each year never letting it develop much old wood, then you can keep it pretty neat.  Otherwise the advice is to cut back about an inch from the start of the flower stem. 

I follow the advice given by Norfolk Lavender here - with over 100 acres of lavender they really know what they're doing http://www.norfolk-lavender.co.uk/pages/lavenders-for-your-garden/plant-care.php 

Bug ID? I think it's a hornet

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 11:27

Where are you Bamboogie? - I lived most of my life in Suffolk - we had Jaspers there 

Cuttings

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:42
Verdun wrote (see)

Morning Maxine

Not water for me.    Never valued that treatment. 

...........

It's not something I've done intentionally Verdun, but when Nature does a bit of propagation for you it'd be rude to ignore it 

Talkback: New tortoiseshell butterflies

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:40

Driving through West Norfolk, South Lincs and Cambs over the past few days we saw more butterflies that we've seen in years.  

Lots of whites, but also lots of larger dark coloured ones which we couldn't identify as we were driving but presumably Peacocks and Red Admirals - lots and lots flying around flowering grassy verges, hedgerows, orchards and meadow and wasteland as well as around gardens.  Really lovely to see 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:34

 

Silk tree in windy spot

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:32

Just thought I'd mention that I've read that they exude substances that inhibit other plants growing around them, as walnuts do.  You might want to research that.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 09:28

Panda, Lily ............. everyone ............  good morning .....................

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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