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Choosing fruit plants

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 09:14

I did join a few gardening sites way back Michael, so it might have been me. I don't think I posted on there much. This site, with all it's idiosyncrasies, is still the best site for gardening knowledge and friendly conversation. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 09:07

Morning BL 

Today has been declared Oven Cleaning Day   OH says he'll give me a hand cos of my shoulder - he doesn't want me to undo the good the physio has done by doing things at odd angles. 

Choosing fruit plants

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 08:44

Michael, i dont think an orange will be happy outside in Durham 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 08:21

Morning all.   Hope all gardens are above water and that everyone and their loved ones are safe and warm ((hugs))

i shall look at the Sarah Raven website when I'm downstairs with my laptop. At the moment I'm still snuggled under the duvet with my first mug of coffee 

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Memories of the past

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 23:09

I was Champion the Wonder Horse. I spent my childhood cantering about and whinnying 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 23:04

thinking of everyone affected by the weather. Keep safe and warm and sleep tight all ((hugs))

Using horse manure

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 19:04
aym280 says:

I might take some cuttings of my thornless ? berries. I was so thrilled to have got them. I hate thorn with a vengeance. I bet I must have bought another Tayberries again. I just couldn't refuse a reduced plant. 

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 What sort of berries are these?  Blackberries or something similar like tayberries or loganberries?

If so, you don't need to take cuttings - just lower a branch to the ground and put a stone or brick or peg by the tip to hold it so that it's touching loose soil.  The tip will root quite quickly then you can sever it from the parent plant and dig it up and move it on. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 18:55

Travel safely and get home soon Chicky ((hugs))

Olive Tree problem

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 14:45

Rainfall is ok, as long as the pots are draining well. 

Keeping the roots healthy is the most important thing - if the roots are ok the top will regrow even if it gets frosted.  

I don't know why the leaves are dry and crisp - if in the summer it may be under-watering, and if in the winter it may be over-watering.  

Fingers crossed that cutting down on the water in the winter will solve the problem. 

Memories of the past

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 14:28

My parents bought a television to watch the coronation in 53 (the summer my little brother was born).  However in '56 we moved from Bedfordshire to a dilapidated farm in a very rural area of Suffolk and the village had no electricity.  People used to come and look at our television, but we couldn't switch it on and they didn't understand what it did because they'd never seen one, and most of them had never been to the cinema either.  

By the time electricity came to the village ITV was up and running and my schoolfriends' parents bought modern tvs on which they watched Bonanza, and Sunday Night at the London Palladium and other sophisticated programmes which our old television couldn't receive.  I had to wangle invitations to tea in order to see them and keep up with the chatter in the playground. 

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