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Posted: 09/08/2013 at 09:40

You could be right SD. There are so many tools available and it could be helpful if there was a bit advice about using them safely. I know women who won't cut the grass. I say to them 'but you can use the hoover- it's just the same but outside! '. They  think a lawnmower's some mysterious machine that only men can operate.

Only problem is, the audience might be a bit small for a programme devoted entirely to that!


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 09:34

blackcap you can really prune rhodies back to any height you want. They can be used as hedging and cut accordingly with shears or hedgetrimmers, but you can cut individual branches back to get it to the size you like if you prefer a more delicate approach! I need to do the one I've inherited here and I'll just take away what's necessary to fit the space better while keeping a natural shape. Do it now and it'll be fine for next year.


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 09:21

Nut- you'd be proud of me. When I was working in the garden yesterday I disturbed a moth- orangey/brown about 1/1.5" - and he settled into the dog rose a few inches from where I was working.  I looked at him and thought 'oh what a lovely little moth'. He fluttered about near me and went off.


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 09:17

Dove you won't regret Etoile Violette- she's a little cracker!

Sorry- morning all! Late for me but I'm on holiday now for a week so I'm taking it easy this morning. Didn't get up till after 8...does that mean I can have a chocolate? 

Not seen Beechgrove yet it's recorded -thought you didn't get it till Sunday Verd? 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 22:46

I'd second Etoile Violette- one of my favourites. Planted one earlier this year and in a pot that's really too small for it as well. Flowering it's head off.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:45

Course you can Dove!

Glad you had such a lovely day. Couldn't you just have sneaked a nice painting or two up your jumper as well to bring home....

I love the Sedums- I have quite a few Autumn Joy - all the bits I rescued from bunnies which have grown into nice plants now. Used to have quite a few different ones- 'Brilliant' is a nice strong pink, and I liked the white one (Iceberg) but you don't see it so often in GCs. They're so easy to propagate and great for bees and butterflies.


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:31

They might be as common as muck but aren't they just the greatest plant at this time of year? 

I have inherited a huge one here but it's not near flowering yet - will be beautiful when it does. 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:23

Looking great already John . You'll have plenty for everyone with that tomato! 

Just took a pic of my ligularia which has lots of flowers appearing now. Loads of bees on it the other day - but tonight this little one was sitting very quietly having a rest:


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:16

BL that's ok - the Snickers doesn't count if you had healthy soup!

I just read chicky's post from last night- didn't have anything which could have prompted that odd dream -and no, he didn't have his sparkly jacket on!

Or his 'piano' glasses - they were my favourites, apart from the ones that read 'zoom'! 

Nasty Painful Bites !!

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:05

50mm is 2" NewBoy...whichever school you went to!! 

Do you mean 5mm? 

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