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Posted: 08/06/2014 at 21:08

Lovely jubbly BL -  I love raspberries. 

Couldn't be bothered with dinner so had a piece of toast and a load of cherries. 

I do the same AWB 

Lesley - I didn't prune right down - left most of the 'front' and took it off the height so it should be ok, but I'm secretly hoping it gives up the ghost...

nut - were you staggering round towards the end then? 

Cane tops

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:04


I don't really use them because I don't have many plants which need staking. I only  have big ones for the sweet peas and they're much taller than me! I keep the tops from any climbers I buy though, and use those.

Love the owls though chick  

Rebecca's idea is great - perhaps you could do it with rubber bands 

Newbie unsure what plant this is

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:00

It looks like the one I've inherited here - no idea what it is but it's in lots of gardens round about! I've lifted and chopped loads of it so if anyone wants any...let me know! 

Pallet strawberries!

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 18:57

You could do something similar for herbs and maybe salad crops if space was limited. 

I once saw an old bookcase being used for a similar project. Must have been a timber one which was painted or stained to use outside.


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 18:51

I've just hacked the rhodie at the front door Bob - could have done with a shredder for that too. It's way too big for the spot and needed  a good haircut even if it means less flowers next year. It's had a feed and water but I'm  still considering getting rid of it 


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 18:43

They'd make a nice sandwich KEF....

Sounds like a lovely day BL- especially after your hard graft yesterday. Have to go back out and collect daughter from a friend  At least it's not  what chicky's got to do ..

Washed my car and moved a few plants and did bits and bobs but I'm a bit weary. I'm having a wee sit down too Panda but with a cup of tea  


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:39

Hard work that supervising lark...

Bees and more bees!

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:33

I think that's a lovely pic 

It's such a simple thing Sara but it's always fascinating watching them isn't it? I stood for ages watching all sorts of different ones on a cotoneaster the other day. 


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:28

As Verdun has said above - ants don't really cause too much of  a  problem unless they've got a nest - pot usually, or sometimes under paving - and a good soaking moves them on. They're not usually much of an issue up here because it's usually so wet! They sometimes 'harvest' greenfly for the sugar solution they produce . Earlier in the year when plants are growing strongly  I squirt them (greenfly) off with soapy water, or run my hands over any little gatherings, and also encourage the birds as they'll eat loads in spring when they're feeding their young. It's  a three pronged attack but it all balances out over time. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:17

Winter - that's looking beautiful. You must be really pleased with your new arch-  it looks like it's been there forever 

Hosta looks superb. 

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