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Posted: 06/02/2014 at 19:12

I'm not going either lily and Liz. 

Some of us youngsters have to work....

You'll easily spot Verd- he'll be wearing his tights 

Kniphofia- Red Hot Pokers

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 19:07

There's a small one called Little Maid. It's about 2' and is creamy yellow. Very pretty, and smaller than most so would be good near the front of a border 

Climbers for my shed

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 18:57

Cotoneaster and Pyracantha would be my suggestions. They need very little attention, grow well in most soils and locations, and don't suffer from many ailments.  They give good cover for all sorts of wildlife and the berries are a great food source for birds. 


Posted: 06/02/2014 at 18:49

Evening all you lovely people 

pd - it's amazing how a bit of online shopping can help with all manner of ailments 

Great news for your son and the job prospect MrsG  Is OH making himself a man cave?

Verd - glad you're safe and well. It's just desperate down in your neck of the woods. Was watching something on TV earlier and someone was saying the same as I did - if it had been central London it would have been all hands to the pump right away, and the awful situation  in Somerset wouldn't be the way it is week after week. No wonder people are angry. 

Talkback: What to prune in winter

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 16:53

Dave - you're so right. We'd normally expect by April that the ground will be warming up and drying out - down south anyway - but who knows what the state of the ground will be in a couple of months. Last year we were freezing cold till May - maybe this year everyone will be waterlogged till then 

Talkback: What to prune in winter

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 16:47

My sympathies susie.  

I'm in west Scotland and we're used  to high rainfall, but it's really taking the 'you know what' this year isn't it? We've been wetter than normal here, but we've got off lightly compared to a lot of areas. Here's hoping someone turns the tap off eventually.

Spring's coming soon - honest guv! 

Talkback: What to prune in winter

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 16:37

Usually done in spring susie to avoid risk of frost damage. I assume it's the standard green ternata? If there's  a lot to come off it you might prefer to do it in a couple of stages rather than hacking it right back in one go. If you want to have the flowers this year, you could wait till after it's finished,  take a bit off this year and the rest next spring.  A bit of feed afterwards and it should be fine. 


Posted: 06/02/2014 at 16:28

Maybe he was looking for  a new book nut 

Wonder what it would be?

I have a pair which have been visiting together regularly for several weeks. Lovely to see them both at the food.


Posted: 06/02/2014 at 08:02

Ooooh no Dove. Much too dangerous 

Frankly, I wouldn't trust any of them to buy a pint of milk.

Lawn moss.... Help!

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 07:59

I think you're right Posy. Like so many things, it's regular maintenance.

Heavy clay will always be harder ggranny. If you can afford it, perhaps it would be worth getting someone in to give the grass some treatment once or twice a year to save you the heavier work. Or embrace and love the moss! 

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