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Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 10:06
Something odd happened and I quoted myself so deleted it 


Last edited: 07 June 2017 10:06:55

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 10:05

Oh Debs ((hugs)) they sound very difficult to tolerate ....... and seven hours without food???????  

Do you have to visit for so long?  

Maybe make a point by sending out for a takeaway .......... kebab or curry maybe? 

Psycho blackbird

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 09:57

It's a difficult line to tread isn't it?  

For the last couple of years we fed a pair of robins from our hands and they became delightfully tame, coming to the house whenever they saw us through the windows.  However after a while they became so bold that if we left the door to the garden open the cock robin would come indoors, right into the sitting room, sit on the back of the rocking chair and shout for food ........ we were really worried that if something startled him he would fly about the room in a panic and hurt himself so this spring we've continued to provide the live mealworms but from dishes placed in the garden away from the door, rather than from our hands .  

It means that the starlings also help themselves so we put the mealworms out little and often otherwise we'd be buying new supplies every week.

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 09:52

Hello all  ... hope everyone and their gardens are ok  

Still jolly cold and windy here .......... in some ways I'm glad I can't go out and see the damage ... OH says he's keeping an eye on things for me ......... but he's only the Under Gardener 


Posted: 07/06/2017 at 09:44

You'd need to remove all the top growth of the second rose to graft your first rose onto it. It's quite a complex process and requires a bit of knowledge and skill.  

I think you're more likely to be successful in propagating the old floriferous rose by taking some cuttings 

I've always found that at least half my rose cuttings are successful.

Dye to prevent duckweed and algae

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 09:34

But if you're building a pond at Chelsea one week to be on display to the public  the following week the last thing you want is for it to have that first algal bloom ...

Colour in the garden - had a disaster

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 09:30

Ain't nature wonderful ... she always gets it right without even trying  

Last edited: 07 June 2017 09:31:12

Hawthorn root rock

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 09:28

You've probably heard about avoiding 'root rock' .......... this is because in the winter if the roots move around in the soil air pockets are created which  fill up with water and then freeze solid and this can damage the roots of some plants.  This is why we cut buddleja half-way back in the autumn so it doesn't catch the winter winds so much.

However, hawthorns are tough as old boots ... they cope in the worst winds and survive ... some even develop wonderful sculptural forms after years and years in  the teeth of wind coming from one direction 

Don't worry, yours won't end up like that   

Just do as has been suggested by the others above and it'll be fine.

Congratulations on your choice of a wonderful wildlife friendly native tree ... 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 09:16
Lily Pilly says:

Good morning, still in bed too but must get going

my son is 38 today, how did that happen?🙄 

See original post

 Mine'll be 45 this year ........ it's confusing isn't it ........ when we're still only 27 

I'm up and on the sofa ... OH says we have sausages and fried onions for supper with crushed potatoes and peas .... my mind is focussing on the essentials 

OH is keeping an eye on plants in pots etc, but the flattened perennials will have to keep an eye on themselves 

Last edited: 07 June 2017 09:17:50

plants for hot conservaotry

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 09:11

Plants you could consider are some of the bromeliads ... Ananas comosus likes warm temperatures and bright sunlight. 

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