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Posted: 08/08/2015 at 17:37

Sounds like one of the ox-heart varieties to me.

My Hydrangea cuttings have rooted, now what?

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 15:04

Depending on the size - I'd probably pot it on next spring and again later in the summer as it grows, and then plant it out in spring 2017 - just so that it gets additional tlc while it's small. 

At least it's well watered

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 13:56

We're on a meter - that's why I set the timer - I don't trust my memory!!!

My Hydrangea cuttings have rooted, now what?

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 13:49

I'd pot them on into individual pots - using a mixture of two thirds John Innes No 2 loam-based compost, and one third multi-purpose compost.  Keep them outside in a sheltered spot, not in direct sun - a cold-frame would be fine as long as it has plenty of ventilation.  They'll be fine outside in the winter.


Posted: 08/08/2015 at 13:44

Oooh, I'd love some ice cream ........ but we had a big bowl each of coconut ice cream last night ......

I had thought about mowing the lawns - I've given up thinking about it - it's too hot to mow lawns - 26+C

Do you remember that a few weeks ago a robin flew through the house into our sitting room and perched on the rocking chair? Just now a large green female Southern Hawker dragonfly did exactly the same thing - then it went to the window and was rattling about in the wooden blinds - fortunately I was able to open the window and shoosh it out without it being damaged.

Littleo problem with low growing weeds

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 13:29

Get yourself a Dutch hoe and just tickle it through the soil as demonstrated here Afraid you have to wait a bit before it gets to the hoeing bit.

Please don't worry about asking basic questions - we all had to start somewhere

badgers in gardens

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 11:38

I too started my life on a dairy farm - this was in Bedfordshire, Pa kept Red Polls and Dairy Shorthorns   Then the family moved to Suffolk - we then had a mixed arable farm with pigs and poultry. 

We get our milk from this local farmer who supply the farm shop on the edge of the city where my OH works. It costs a bit more than milk from the supermarket, but you can taste the difference - even if you only use skimmed milk as we do.  And the yoghurt and creme fraiche is superb

Horseradish - When to Harvest

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 11:14

When we had horseradish in the garden (and hedgerows) we just dug a root as we needed it. Pa would dig it, peel and grate it and Ma would make horseradish sauce with it.  Any grated root left over would be put in a jar with some vinegar and used to make sauce next time we had roast beef.


Posted: 08/08/2015 at 11:09

I love the look of the fading flowers - I think they're part of the attraction of hydrangeas

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