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Help needed!

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 06:20

It sounds to me like a problem with your broadband speed Rb - is it better now?


Posted: 31/10/2015 at 06:18

Good morning all G'day Pat

Lovely photos - glad your friends enjoyed their sightseeing trip. 

Just thought I'd mention that when OH finishes work later today we're popping over to S. Lincs to visit MIL - back Monday.  NDN is on hedgehog feeding duty


Posted: 30/10/2015 at 19:44

Yes, I think that's ok

what us this

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 19:41

It indicates poor drainage - I'd give the area a bit of a going over with the hoe several times over the winter to stop it getting established.

Laying new turf

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 19:39

Hi Dani

Leave the turf as it is - next spring you can trim one edge to make the beds the same width.

The turves will evetually blend together.

what us this

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 19:31

Possibly a liverwort



Posted: 30/10/2015 at 19:26
Hostafan1 wrote (

Panda, sorry to be a pain. Might you ask OH where they came from . 

Just looked at Morrison website and they don't have pork and chorizo burgers 

Sainsbugs also do them



Posted: 30/10/2015 at 19:22

Goodness you've all been chatting a lot!!!  Best wishes to your niece Verdun - I recommend Waitrose coconut and lime ice cream  - very luscious - I suspect Hosta may have a freezer full of it  

Fairy, I like Soleros too

Well done! to new driver

Make the most of your Friday evening off Panda - hope your paws are up and resting

Gooseberry pruning

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 19:09

I have Hinnomaki Yellow - it's a gorgeous dessert gooseberry with a wonderful flavour if allowed to ripen on the bush. 

However, it has a very sprawling (as you say, almost weeping) habit and it's not really possible to create the classic goblet shape.   If you don't stop the growing tips of the branches it will layer itself and produce lots more bushes - so I shorten the growing tips pruning to upward-pointing buds .  You can't get a goblet shape but you can get a sort of wide speading bush.  It goes grow very wide and needs a lot of space.  However, the fruit is well worth every square inch of garden it takes up.

If you want some more gooseberry bushes just let one or two branches grow downwards and layer themselves



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