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

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 10:49

Good idea BL - this one would provide all the basics


At least it's based on UK climate - I've found that beginners sometimes find second hand books on Amazon etc to be US based and that just makes for more confusion!

A bit like their cookery books with US measures!


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 09:34

Dd, I remember my ex (Wonky's Pa Womble) telling me of a time when he was a very cheeky teenager and he splashed an older chap in another kayak who told him to behave himself or else. 

The ex's reply was something along the lines of 'and what are you going to do about it?' ... the other chap got out of his boat and waded toward him ... ex said he'd never paddled so fast in his life


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 09:22

That's good news Pat - poorly OH's can be a right PITA, no matter how sorry for them we feel


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 09:21

Sorry, no baking done here Bushman, but will these help

 I can pick something up from the city when I go in later today - something Italian from Carluccio's perhaps?

Persistent weed

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 09:18

A weed is something you don't want to grow, but does.

A plant is something you do want to grow, but won't.


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 09:13

Pdoc - something to look forward to is always good

DD - I've never found canoeing to be tame - not even here where we used to take Wonky and her brother when they were younger.   I had a session there last summer with my grown up son and OH's 12 year old niece - son and I had a canoe and she had a kayak - not tame at all!   The place is based on the Peter Pan story - there is a crocodile!!!

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

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 09:06

Carrots should be ok - they're ok with cooler weather.

You might just be lucky if you have a sunny windowsill you could keep a couple of chilli plants on indoors for the winter, then they'll have a head start next year.  Choose the two best looking plants - pot them up individually and keep them on a sunny windowsill indoors - only water them when they're dry. 

Keep your eyes open for aphids/whitefly on them -  I usually rub aphids off with my fingers or if whitefly attack indoor plants I put some Ecover washing up liquid in a bowl of lukewarm water, spread my fingers over the compost, turn the pot upside down and swoosh the plant (not the pot) about in the water and drown the whitefly. 


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 08:37

Good morning Verdun   that's what I like to hear - get all that rain used up before we arrive down there   We've got tickets for The Minack - don't want rain!

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

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 08:33

Nope - they'll turn up their toes and snuff it ... sorry

Just put it down to experience - remember that the man who made no mistakes made nothing, and keep looking at this   - that way you'll do things at the right time next year.

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

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 08:22

Tomatoes and chillies will soon be over now - did you not see this?

Gorguruga wrote (see)

... I have more chillis though (4 different kinds lol). I wonder if I've started everything too late as they are just at the seedling stage now, after 2 weeks, and I was thinking to keep some of them (tomatoes and chillis) outside but it might get too cold by the time they come to fruit.

Dovefromabove wrote (see)

You needed to have started your tomato seeds back in Feb/March - way too late now, unless you have a heated greenhouse to overwinter them.

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