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Hydrangea Advice

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 07:00

This website  gives very clear and simple advice on pruning hydrangeas


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 06:53
MrsGarden wrote (see)
Morning . Let's hope it's a good one for everyone.
I've enough on just getting myself in the bath in a morning never mind getting out to milk the cows- can it wait an hour or so? I'll do my turn tomorrow at let's say 10.00, it is the weekend after all!

LOL MrsG - The ex never understood why I had to see to the animals first on Christmas Day - no wonder he's the ex


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 06:38

OH has a Je suis Charlie tee shirt. 

Maybe I should get one saying Je suis Dove - just so that I'm sure


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 06:37

Wintersong - thanks for that article - I remember Springwatch or Autumnwatch talking about migrating blackbirds but I was pretty sure that some UK blackbirds migrate and some hang around where they know they're well off.  Interesting article - especially re the Norfolk blackbird that goes to Devon for it's holidays - this Norfolk bird goes to Cornwall for hers


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 06:33

Fritillary - bad luck about losing the Shorthorn   they're lovely. 


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 06:31

Good morning Wintersong   I was a little confused for by 'I am Dove'  - my mind went to 'I am Spartacus' and 'Je suis Charlie' and it took me a moment to realise that you were telling me you were awake LOL



Talkback: How to collect and save seeds

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 06:28

If you don't want to raise your sweet peas indoors you can sow seed direct into the ground in April - I find it best to construct a wigwam of canes or other supports and then sow two seeds to each upright.  Pinch the tips out when they have three sets of leaves. 

Starting them off indoors will result in an earlier flowering.


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 06:23

Hello Fritillary    ah, those were the days - Pa had a dairy farm (Dairy Shorthorns and Red Polls)  when I was small - then when my children were young I had a herd of dairy goats - I loved my quiet time milking in the morning when no one else was up, with the robin coming in to the barn to get some of the feed.

What sort of cows have you got?

Sweet Peas

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 06:20

Baza, best to wait until February - then sow them 3 to a small pot and keep them indoors on your windowsills as they need a little warmth until they've germinated, then put them in the cold greenhouse. 

They'll need hardly any water until spring. 

When they've got 3 sets of leaves pinch the tip of the plant out.


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 06:07

Good morning all   if anyone's up yet .... the wind's not quite so strong this morning although there's still the occasional howling in the chimney.  It's cooler though, down to 4C overnight and it's stuck there at the moment - the sky's clear and full of stars.

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