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Honeysuckle - Grow It Thick And Bushy on Wires Only??

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 20:02

Of course you can thin them as described, to prevent them becoming congested.

And yes, of course you can shorten them if you don't mind how they look - as I said they'll look like a pot of sticks .............. or bamboo canes, which is what they are of course.

However, if you want a beautiful plant the best thing to do is to buy a variety of bamboo that will grow to approximately the height you require, so that they don't have to have their heads chopped off.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 19:56

Fg - gorgeous pic - thanks

Steve - Pa was from a long line of farmers, his grandfather used to breed champion Lincoln Longwools.  In my previous existence I bred Southdowns.  I also had a small herd of dairy goats, mainly pedigree Golden Guernseys  

So yes, I've used that skill on many an occasion, but not with my Social Services hat on - however it's amazing how dropping it into the conversation can make a chap's eyes water and get him to focus on the matter in hand so to speak!

Money tree leaves turning spongy

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 19:39

Well done Clair - that's good going - and thanks for letting us know

Raised flower bed

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 19:29

Oh yes Verdun, those would look beautiful, and although they're so delicate looking they actually seem quite hardy.   Ours are doing quite well in pots in a shady corner

hydrangea - is it dead?

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 19:24

Hi SquelchyNo1

To be absolutely frank, it's not the healthiest hydrangea I've ever seen - do you have rabbits or deer in your neck of the woods?

My first success!

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 17:10

Welcome HDPete

Ma used to have a passiflora on the front of her seaside home - it was covered with beautiful golden egg-shaped fruits every autumn

Talkback: How to ripen late tomatoes

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 17:06

I seem to remember CB doing this much later in the year, as you suggest Verdun

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 17:04

Steve - you and I have something in common - I have a Certificate in Lambing and Castration

You know that bit in your appraisal when they ask if you have any skills or qualifications that you're not using in your current post?   ....... I worked for Children's Social Services ............   

A senior manager made a very un-professional suggestion

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 16:28

Ah, found it Channel 4, 9pm.  Set to record and remind - Cheers!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 16:23

I've read it but not seen it yet - which channel Hosta?

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