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Charlie Dimmock

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 09:45
aym280 wrote (see)

Sparkles: I will look out for that. But this spray is really hopeless. I had to press the pump to get the water out. It took ages, and then the spray wouldn't spray straight. Water dripping everywhere. I heard in the grapevine that she is now wearing support .. Thank gawd, I don't want to be tempted to look at that department. Must say, even for a woman, I love a pert pair, not the gaudy melon type. Sorry, boys ...

Women get what they're given, we don't get to choose.  That's why discrimination and judging on appearance is ridiculous

As for women making disparaging remarks about another woman's appearance - whither the sisterhood???

Olive Trees - new shoots going limp

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 09:40
Simon44 wrote (see)

.... Are they shocked?...

I should think so - are you leaving them out at night?   Night time temperatures are still quite low.  They need hardening off gently after having been indoors all winter.  Also leaves that have grown indoors will frazzle in bright sunlight. 

Edgeworthia Chrysantha

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 09:37

I've not grown it myself - too much chalk here - I'm going by plants seen when visiting other gardens over the years and what friends in other parts of the country have told me  - however I always find that shrubs in their first year of being planted out do most of their growing underground.  A good root system to feed the top growth is what is important. 

We gardeners need plenty of patience

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 09:32

Change of plan here!  Bro is still in S'wold and will visit Ma today if I can do tomorrow and Monday - apparently she had a peaceful night and is sleeping soundly at the moment.  She sleeps a lot so as he says, I might drive all the way there and she'd still be sleeping - and he has to go past in order to go back to the farm, so he'll pop in for a bit.

That means I can prick out my tomatoes - as soon as I've drunk my coffee and changed out of my smarter clothes

Tree problem - yellowing leaves

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 09:24

It's possible that removing the unhealthy branch may trigger new growth on that side of the tree, because of more light getting to it and the stimulation of being cut back, because you will need to cut back into healthy wood.

 There's an old gardening saying, 'Growth follows the knife' so your tree may well balance itself out over time.

Thanks for keeping us up to date  

Cats in my garden

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 09:17

I think gorse will certainly give the cat pause for thought

Edgeworthia Chrysantha

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 07:58

I would leave well alone at this stage.  It bushes out into a dome shape naturally because it produces it's shoots in groups of three - pruning might spoil it.  

Talkback: Eight plants to grow with cosmos

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 07:00

I sowed two packets of cosmos seed earlier - one pack was fresh and the other was well past its use by date - both packs germinated and had their seed leaves within 48 hours in a heated windowsill propagator.

If yours haven't germinated in a fortnight there's something wrong.  Chuck them and get some more.


Posted: 08/04/2016 at 06:57

Chrysanthemums do last a long while in water.


Posted: 08/04/2016 at 06:55

I've seen them more or less pollarded quite effectively.

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