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Pronunciation

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:39

Probably human fallibility David 

Have I missed Summer?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:23

If you've missed summer I've missed autumn - I've got a winter flowering hellebore (Christmas Rose) with two white buds on 

Victoria plum

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:21

It is the normal June drop Drywsdad, but two or three buckets full of water won't do it any harm.  I'd give it's roots a good soaking 

How do you take cuttings from plants?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:19

If only something in gardening was reliable Steve 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:15

OH  says 'No, not too early for a Sunday' Lily 

How do you take cuttings from plants?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:14

Absolutely agree there Steve - I usually take dozens - if half survive I'm more than happy 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:01

Just been crawling on my hands and knees over the lawn dabbing glyphosate gel in hawkbit and dandelions - still mainly overcast here but warm.

Now to get the hoe out and tidy up the veg patch!

Hedgehog hazards

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:38

I think raising the netting will still protect against the worst depredations of pigeons and will certainly help avoid future entanglements. 

I don't net anything at the moment as I worry about just such a thing happening with hedgehogs and birds.

 I'm going to have to net the pond in autumn - I think the trick is to have the net as taut as possible and obviously to check morning and evening and as often as possible in between. 

The smaller gauge net the better! 

I think you did exactly the right thing 

Orchids Flowers

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:33

Gentle training with small canes (or those wooden BBQ skewers) - start off with the cane at an angle and ease it upwards in stages 

How do you take cuttings from plants?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:29

Cuttings need to be in the shade at this time of year rather than needing heat and bright sunlight.

 I keep mine on a low wall against a north facing fence - then a cold frame in the winter to keep the worst of the wet and cold off them - but you can easily make one with some old bricks or blocks and an old window or two.

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardenersworld/video/alys_thrifty/cold_frame.shtml 

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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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