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My yucca has been run over help please ,please anyone !

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 22:33

The rootstock is the large woody bit below ground.  I was digging bits out for years. One of the new shoots I moved to a bucket, and then eventually a better, sunny spot. Last year it flowered.

I would just bin the old top.


Katherine I have messaged you. see if you can reply to it.

My yucca has been run over help please ,please anyone !

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 22:10

If you cut it off completely, it will send up new shoots from the rootstock. I had one that was not doing well. I tried to cut it off and dig it out, and I had young ones coming up from the remaining rootstock for years.


Posted: 14/07/2015 at 20:48

I cooked some gooseberries to have with pork, but OH prefers apple as its sweeter.

The blackcurrants, I have chucked in the freezer for now. I am thinking of making  blackcurrant vodka. We haven't eaten all the jam I made last year, since we are now on no bread diet.   I've lost more weight than him. It's supposed to be his diet. He's cheating when he is away from home.

Raspberries seem to be disappearing one by one.


Posted: 14/07/2015 at 20:16

Today I have picked gooseberries, blackcurrants , raspberries, broad beans and courgettes.

Then I picked a load of sweet peas and changed the flowers in the house.

On Thursday we plan to go to the buddhist japanese garden , just North of Newark that was on the telly in January.  Anyone fancy joining us.?


Free zinnia seeds are tomatoes!

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 10:17

I got eight zinnia plants out of the packet, and three flowers so far. They appear to be slug magnets.


Posted: 13/07/2015 at 20:19

I put the soaker hose on the beans last night. So it drizzled for most of the day here.

Nice now, but i cant work up any enthusiasm.

Clari, give him hell.


Posted: 13/07/2015 at 20:11

Make it into a nectar bar for insects. Add a bug hotel or two.

Suggestions please!

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 23:30

Silk flowers look fairly real these days.

Two for naming for a friend......

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 20:52

Second one is a sedum.



Posted: 11/07/2015 at 19:33

First one a hebe.

Second one a rhododendron

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