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Pruning

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 11:57

Hi Robert

That's how I prune the mop-head hydrangea - Marion was asking about H. petiolaris - do you treat your climbing hydrangea in the same way?

 

So many frosts

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 11:54

Brrrrrrrrrr! Obelixx - hopefully mine won't be tested that severely - we do benefit from being quite close to the city - although the north - easterlies don't half chill the bone!

Growing Tea

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 11:31

Snap Steephill!!!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 10:48

Yvie - that's rotten luck

Verdun, get dry and have a hot toddy or you'll catch cold!!!

Ciggies in cars Grrrrrr!!!  The first time I ever had a new (brand new!!!) car the then OH (now ex!!!)  let his father smoke a cigar in it!!!  The smell next morning, and for months afterwards, was foul   And that was in the days when I was a smoker!

Pond plants

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 10:40

We used it in small tanks at school - those little ones 18" wide x 12" x12"  - it was fine

Pruning

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 10:37

For the climbing hydrangea (petiolaris) you need to prune it straight after it's flowered, cutting back the flowering branches and any others that are spreading out of it's allotted territory.  You can be quite firm with it and cut it close to the wall - if it's happy and growing well it'll soon put on some more growth which will flower the following year

If you need to give it a bit of an urgent trim back, you can just cut back the branches that are in the way now, and do the rest after flowering.

carrots

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 10:30

Try using stump-rooted varieties as they don't need as much depth - Chantenay has a great flavour.

Bad news

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 10:27

I'm blaming that mild winter we had last year - so many bugs went on the rampage!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 10:25

Hostafan - mind you  don't slip in the wet!!!

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