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'mind your own business'

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 15:57

I wouldn't.

I've seen it work really well in Japanese-style gardens or in Victorian-style ferneries, but it needs constant watching.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 15:55

Hello folks!  Back from visiting the Aged Ps.  Both in jolly good mood and pretty good health all things considering.  They had a birthday present for me (they didn't know they had it, but I'd been primed by Bro where to look) and wished me Happy Birthday for the other day. 

I told Pa I'd seen a huge flock of Pink-footed geese on Reydon Marshes and he was really interested.  We also talked about it being the end of the game season for pheasants and I'd seen a couple of shooting parties on my journey. 

Ma was very happy with her new teeth and says they're very comfortable - they certainly look very good and Pa agreed she has a lovely smile again. 

Dd - what a complete PITA - poor you!!!  And Shadow looks as if he doesn't give a d*mn!

Raw (unpasteurised) goats milk is usually totally suitable for dogs if you can find a supply.  It also freezes really well so you can buy a batch and freeze it in plastic bags.

Clematis - Group 1 & Group 3 pruning mess!

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 10:47

I think they probably need repotting - you say they've been neglected and aren't producing many flowers - clematis are very hungry plants. 

I'd cut them both pretty hard back - take them out of the pot and gently wash and disentangle the roots, then re- pot them both separately in good quality loam-based compost.  I'd use  two thirds JI No 3 mixed with one third MPC. Plant them 6" deeper than previously.  You won't get any flowers on the Frankie this year, but it'll rejuvenate both the plants.

Good luck

Dying Yesterday Today and Tomorrow Tree

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 10:09

If he was sweeping up fallen leaves in the autumn maybe he thought it a good idea to remove any that hadn't yet fallen in order to save him coming back again and sweeping the rest up, given that they're toxic - not saying that I agree with him - just trying to put myself in his place and find a reason for his action.

And of course, as most of us know, there's a big difference between 'a groundsman' and 'a gardener'.  I've discovered that it's usually the groundsmen who don't know the difference

GW weather

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 09:20

Hi, I've just heard back from Daniel - he's contacting the Met Office who provide the info. 

My guess is that they're snowed up

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 08:58

Birds have been fed and ice has been cleared in the birdbath.  I think I'll visit the Aged Ps today - it doesn't look as if the roads will be too bad later this morning, and the forecast for tomorrow is for more precipitation

 

Video for how to

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 06:53

I've just checked the one on chitting potatoes - it was fine for me.  Which ones are you having problems with paule51?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 06:42

Good morning all  

Good luck Beaus Mum   First things to sort when you get there - the kettle and the bed - then you can take your time about the rest

There's a sprinkling of snow out there - I'm trhying to decide whether to visit the Aged Ps today or tomorrow - will it be better or worse then I wonder?  I shall have to consult some local forecasts ...

GW weather

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 06:29

Lyn, I see what you mean - apart from Today, we only get the general stuff and none of the stuff below with the approximate timings.   I'll alert Daniel.

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