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Posted: 05/08/2017 at 10:24
nutcutlet says:

you're right B3, there's no conversation from Google, no jokes, no extra information and, unfortunately, no guarantee of accuracy. 

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Absolutely Nut ... and also questioners get the benefit of several people's knowledge, so they can say "you might be right in saying that it's a Whatchamacallit, but given that it's got a slightly hairy stem and you say it's growing happily in boggy ground, it might well be a Whoojamaflip ......... if we look at the shape of the seedpods after it's flowered we'll know which one it is ........."   you don't get that from Google 

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Posted: 05/08/2017 at 08:50

Steady on Joyce ... don't get too used to it 

Hope the clinic helps and doesn't cost too much Dacha 

The seven leaf rose, is it a sucker?

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 08:48

If they're above the graft they can't be suckers ... they'll be new young growth ... properly treated they'll produce good flowers next season ... later flushes are quite often not as luxuriant as earlier ones.  

Train them as near to horizontally as you can without snapping them, winding them around your arch, and this will stimulate the development of side shoots which will produce the flowers next year. 

Standard rose

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 08:27

Hosta   It's like the boy in the class room who sticks his hand up before hearing whole question ... but if he'd been in my Ignore cupboard I wouldn't have known that he'd wrongly contradicted me and misled the questioner, would I?   

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Posted: 05/08/2017 at 08:21
Hostafan1 says:

Morning Dove. How's it with you? 

I've been awake since 4 and I've been watching it get light and a largely blue ish sky. Then 15 minutes ago the heavens opened and we had a deluge. 

The grass will be cut today , even if it takes me ALL day.

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 All is good with us thanks Hosta   appt with GP next Wed re a referral to The Knee Man.  I take it your Lovely Hub has his decorating hat on and you'll be ferrying cups of tea across the way in between mowing the grass?  I told you, what you need is a little flock of lovely Southdown ewes ... they'll keep the grass short for you


Wonky   glad you had lovely celebrations   Have a nice day today. 

Fairy  don't you go overdoing things!!! 

It's dry here, so far, so there's a small load in the washing machine ... I've done a quick tidy upstairs and will dash to the farm shop as soon as OH has had time to organise it, then I'll be back home and watching the athletics again ... I heard from DS yesterday ... he's setting up the sound stage for the end of the marathon course on Tower Bridge  ... he's having a fantastic time, he said the atmosphere's amazing and the security is the strictest he's ever come across, some areas are really like a Ring of Steel, but no one's getting tetchy about it 

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Posted: 05/08/2017 at 08:10

Just because your lawn grows more slowly than your daughter's doesn't mean that you can replicate that just by making a new lawn ... there will be a lot of factors involved.  

As has been said, properly prepared new lawns will grow thickly and be lush and require frequent mowing ... probably twice a week during the growing season.    

Standard rose

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 06:59

Mike - read the WHOLE THREAD 

I was answering Jennifer's Second Question as to whether the answer to her query about Standard roses applied to ALL roses.

If you remove all new shoots from the base of bush and climbing roses you'll be removing much good growth. 

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Posted: 05/08/2017 at 06:30

Good morning Hosta  G'day Pat 

I was glued to the athletics last night  GW recorded.  

Rain. Rain more rain and slugs

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 23:12

Fairy, we seem to have as many Humbugs as we have the ordinary garden snail here 

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What to do about my shrivelled beans?

Posted: 04/08/2017 at 22:56

Container grown plants often need watering, even if it's been raining ... Leaves etc prevent most of the rain getting into the container. 

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