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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 13:49

Bjay- try contacting the actual manufacturer of it, since the retailer no longer 'around'. Hope your warranty wasnt with Comet though..... J.


Posted: 02/11/2012 at 13:41

Yes, leave any pruning until next Spring.

You then will get this years' flower heads dried dying appearance to guide you-

Spring 013-You need to cut back those stems that have flowered THIS year, 012, back to a pair of buds lower down on the stem. Stems that didnt flower this year, should be left alone & they are the ones that will flower next year, 013.

As with all pruning you will also need to remove any obviously dead, dying, damaged, wood. The shrub will appreciate a feed & a mulch, if been wet, afterwards. J.

Overwintering perennials

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 12:55

Snapdragons dont need extra winter protection 99% of the time.

Am in NWest & agree with Alina. Keep their 'tops' on over the winter & then trim back to signs of new growth in Spring. The plants do get rather tatty by the end of the 2cnd year, so either collect their seed or be prepared to start again.

BTW if your greenhouse isnt frost free, then I'd get the dahlia tubers stored elsewhere asap. Box under spare bed if nec. J.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 12:29

Glad all went & tasted well Becks. Treasure the pics, I know we do.

My layers are being removed, OH still has his extra on....

Geoff- move planned? Being nosey.  J.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 11:53

Ooh, water coming into radiators. Only 1 leak so far- daughter's one, which yrs ago OH managed to get to really leak! If you look carefully at the lounge ceiling you can just see the marks from where the water ran down along a pipe! Well I know where to look.

Am trying to find out the best saving rates for some money. Driving me mad, but would prefer to stick to where am an existing customer & so on. Too much choice, but not much interest.

Nearly done? she says hopefully... J.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 10:13

Oh no, now they're on the front flat roof! Ok I accept that it's neccessary, but usually NO one goes on it, coz of the cost of replacing........ Just hope that when I go into garage later no plasterboard on my car!!!!! J.

Bone meal or Fish bone and blood??

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 09:57

When I plant things they get BFB sprinkled in hole/on compost.

Every Spring I use pelleted chicken manure around the borders. Potash around the fruit bushes to encourage fruiting.

I tend to mulch as I go along, as long as the soil is moist beneath. Borders packed & lots of bulbs, so no ideal time for me.

If I had a thin sandy soil then adding as much bulky organic matter, eg well rotted manure & homemade compost, would be my choice. J.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 09:51

cardi on!!

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 09:50

I've just thrown the big cardi at OH! Honestly, the sun now steaming in through the windows in here, so not cold. Bet he starts grumbling about not being able to see his screen, with the glare next! Yep, blinds just been closed, so then the room will get colder & so on .....!

BTW am sat down! Dont feel the need to rest as much this week, good job. Couldnt snooze anyway with all the noise at the mo.

Am waiting for the 'i'm cold' comment now..... J.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 09:09

Have abandoned all thoughts of going into greenhouse. Too much going on in here. Why didnt someone say he was going to start drilling through a wall under stairs? I could have then covered up the remaining 'stuff' in there- now too late!!

At least daughter's tablets have worked & she has firmly shut her bedroom door- would've been murder if her head still bad.

At least the worms in compost bin are still busy & the water butt now practically empty. I've still got a large tub of water, from grenhouse roof, should we ever get a dry spell, for the large planters. J.

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