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Climbers, fences and shade

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 11:53

As Obelixx says, the viticella clematis will be great there - also have a look at the Clematis alpinas - many of them would be perfectly happy there and you'll get masses of blooms in the spring, feathery seedheads through the summer and some late blooms around now. 

They will also cover the trellis and give you the privacy you want, and don't need pruning


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 11:24

If you bring it Pdoc!


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 11:10

Oh, re breakfast - OH says there will also be baked beans ..................... Branston variety with added Worcestershire sauce


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 11:09

Oh, morning Pdoc   Clari and anyone else I've missed


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 11:07

Oooooh Hosta - that sounds wonderful - the BBQ I mean, although the breakfast doesn't sound too bad either - lurve salami

We've now decided to abandon plans for big lunch as OH has only just had breakfast - a light lunch will be taken later then supper will be .......... smoked Westcountry bacon, local butcher's sausages, free range eggs, tomatoes from the garden, mushrooms and some fried sliced new potatoes ........ there's sourdough bread to mop up the juices ......... the queue starts at our back door ...........

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 09:59

The grass snakes will leave you alone Michael, they just want an occasional frog or newt for lunch then they'll disappear again

Talkback: How to ripen late tomatoes

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 09:40

Snap or snip the leaves off where they join the main stem


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 09:38

Too right Lesley - maybe bacon, tomato and mushroom on sourdough would be a carrot I can dangle - maybe some scrambled eggs with chives as well? 

Pat - keep warm and rest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Talkback: How to ripen late tomatoes

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 09:34

We started late this year (family bereavement) and it looks (so far) as if this could be the best year ever..

We only grow outside toms - the early cherries are ripening beautifully and the flavour is good.  Various others, Roma, Anna Russian, Orkado, Black Russian are all of good size and are beginning to ripen nicely - fingers are very crossed - the plants all look healthy


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 09:16

Leslie   have you been speaking to my OH?  He says if he has bacon sarnies for breakfast he'll go to sleep - he wants them for lunch ......... think I'll have oatibix for brekkie then. 

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