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Overgrown climbing rose

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 13:21

No, they shouldn't be too long at only 2-3 ft ... watch this video .... the branches don't have to be horizontal from the bottom, ease them gently towards the horizontal ... 45 degrees is ok ... 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 13:14
Pat E says:

Rumbling a bit, but ok.

See original post

 Steady as she goes Pat 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 12:58

Perhaps I phrased it badly NannyB ... I'm sorry ... I wasn't being dismissive ... I knew about your lesion and I of all people know how important it is to get these things seen to ... my son has had several lumps removed as have I, and my brother has had two nasty ones  removed, and my niece had a melanoma removed in her early twenties, leaving a hole you could put an orange in.

 I'm sorry if it felt that I wasn't taking your concerns seriously ... what I was saying is that we can only deal with so much 'stuff' at once, but I wasn't suggesting that you ignore it ... what I mean is that you do what you have to do to trigger what has to happen and then you 'put it in the box and put the lid down' until you have to do something else with it. 

It is so easy to carry all your worries around in your head and then you can't deal with anything properly and you just feel out of control and that's when panic sets in.  

Do what has to be done then put it in a box.  ((hugs))   and if you need to rant and unload ... we are here.

How are the builders getting on today?

Deficiency or bad drainage?

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 12:38

The lower leaves are the older ones  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 12:26

Dachalover   You and your wife have had a very difficult time ... I hope that things are looking up now and you're able to enjoy the good things of life again 

Hope all goes well BL ((hugs))

Hosta, if tea is all that's available, I'll have a cup please .......  I do drink tea occasionally, but very weak and only a dash of milk. 

Pat, that looks scrummy    How's the innards? 

Deficiency or bad drainage?

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 11:38

Older leaves die off ... that's what happens.

Leaves being chewed up is usually slugs and snails.  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 11:30
punkdoc says:

... Just need to not do anything silly, ...


 That's two of us then Pdoc ........... 

Removed a thick layer of dust from our bedroom and vacuumed every square inch ... foot aches a bit now so am sitting down for half an hour ... then I'll fire the slow cWhooker up ......before settling down to Wimbledon ... 

Who's on coffee duty .........?

Last edited: 13 July 2017 11:31:20

runner beans

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 10:16

I've just been out to look at my runners ... yes the early flowers were falling off without setting beans - that tends to happen every year, but now there are lots of little beans forming and the plants are buzzing with honey bees 

We'll be eating runners very soon  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 09:26

Speaking as someone who was involved in the construction industry for 25 years,  I wholeheartedly agree with Raisingirl and your engineer neighbour ... very sensible advice.    And take no notice of 'old dears' with too little to do and too much to say 

And I know how one person's anxiety spills over and affects everyone ... please try to keep each problem 'in it's own box' and remember that when you have to eat an elephant you need to do it 'one bite at a time'.

I'm sorry the doctor has put the wind up you ... these things do need sorting out but don't get into a flat spin about it ... lots of my family, including me, have had moles, lesions lumps and bumps etc removed  - some were turning nasty, some weren't ... but all of us are still here many years on.  The hospital has photographs of my many moles so that changes can be monitored. Try to keep calm about it.   ((hugs)) 

Last edited: 13 July 2017 09:27:37

Gardeners Club

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 09:17

@ Mooresthemerrier ... this may be of interest 

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