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pruning roses

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 13:26

Thank you for responding obelixx.  I will have a look at the RHS site too.

pruning roses

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 09:16

Bump

Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 21:08

Oh my goodness, I'm really spoilt for choice now, aren't I?  I think I'll have a look at your Qualcast one, thecatsmother.  Thank you so much for posting the pic and link.

pruning roses

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 11:26

Hello Yorkslass, thank you for reviving this thread as I have been asking myself the same questions - and I live in windy Harrogate!  Hopefully someone will be along soon with some answers!

Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 22:07

This is so helpful, guys.  I especially like the idea of not having to shell out on a   crescent lawn edger and a grindette with a flapping disk - whatever that may be   I will have a hunt in my dad's old toolbox - I think there may be a decorating knife in there.  Who would have thought there could be so many alternatives to the lawn edging tool 

Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 19:05

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/61756.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 As you can hopefully see from the photo above, my lawn has been gradually advancing over the edging stones.  I didn't realise how far it had crept until I pulled back the turf and cut it back almost to the inner edge of one of the stones - as illustrated.  I did that with a pair of old scissors, which would take years if I were to attempt to do the whole lawn!  So I hope someone could recommend a really good tool that would do the job.  It needs to be easy to handle as I have a bit of arthritis in my hands, so any tips would be gratefully received.  Thank you!

Penstemon cuttings

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 12:12

Thank you for all the advice everyone.  I will keep them indoors for the time being.  Roughly how long will they take to root, and how will I be able to tell?

Penstemon cuttings

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 09:13

This is my first shot at taking cuttings of any sort.  Recently Monty demonstrated taking penstemon cuttings on GW and at the end said, "Put the pots somewhere warm."  I was going to put them in my polycarbonate cold growhouse as I don't have a greenhouse.  Will they root in there, up in North Yorkshire? Should I put polythene bags over the pots? Do I need to mist them as Monty said?  Should I mix grit in with the MPC?

One other slightly related question.  I have so many small used plastic pots of varying sizes and I've often wondered whether a 3"/9cm pot refers to the base or top diameter measurement.  There again, there are deep ones and shallow ones with the same base measurement.  How deep a pot do I need for cuttings?

Sorry for so many questions.  I only want to do what's best for my little ones!

 

Digging up daffodil bulbs to replant

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 22:47

Thanks Dove, the fork was so much better!  All now replanted.  Nothing more I can do now, except wait and hope.  

Digging up daffodil bulbs to replant

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 11:06

I've started to dig up some bulbs because they are in the wrong place and am going to replant them elsewhere.  Because i can't tell their exact positions I have managed to slice a bit off the side of a few of them. Will these ones still grow happily?  The shoots are still intact.

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Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

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Penstemon cuttings

Conflicting advice 
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Advice please for a cuttings newbie!

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Surprise tomato plant!

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Can you identify this clematis please?

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