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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 15:38

Am eating biscuits & sort of listening to GQT, good job repeated on Sunday though.

Have quickly put a wee bit of washinbg out to blow away probably, it's that bad out there! It is actually raining in the wind, but who cares?

OH just had coughing fit & has set me off!

Dyson awaits again, J.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 14:39

Ok, engineers gone & am about to redo their cleaning up!

OH & me had a quick instruction on use & we are now both confused!

I may be gone some time........ J.

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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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