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Dogwood Cuttings

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 12:46

I'd certainly try the layering as they are very inclined to spread this way naturally.

When you do the stem cut back, later this Spring, then I'd also use some of those bits as cutting material as well. So 2X the chance of success.

BTW I use the longer stems of mine as a woven support around a peony & some taller herbaceous plants. Spotted this at a NTrust garden last yr, tried it & it worked a treat! J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 18:26

Am really stuffed now. I do love 'what's at the bottom of fridge/veg rack curry' plus yummy naan & mango chutney. Had wine too which did go with it!

Never did shorten those jeans, so they wont get ironed tonight. Rest will get finished & then am back 'on track' after the 'hols'.J.


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Posted: 06/01/2013 at 17:32

I have to have a kitchen blind. Kitchen at front of house next to front door, visible from road & sometimes the alleyway next door- but not now my Escallonia has thickened up nicely!  Did inherit a roller blind- noooo, pulled up & all visible. So have venetian which allows room for plants on sill!

Mistake was to insist we got one of those wooden ones couple yrs ago. Yes very stylish, coulour great with floor covering, but sooooo heavy, plus part broken wotsit, so cant raise it unaided to either water plants properly nor clean the window. I used to do a monthly kitchen blitz involving cleaning prevous v.blind & no idea when the window last got done inside. One good thing about the wooden type blind is that it doesnt seem to get as dirty, or perhaps I dont look any more......

Poor Becks, they weigh a bit too.

Right, curry awaits. J.

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Posted: 06/01/2013 at 16:31

Geoff tis a mystery to all about me how my mind/brain works! J.

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Posted: 06/01/2013 at 16:15

Dean- no, just Geoff nagging me!

Lottie- my turn to nag. Be good to yourself! J.

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Posted: 06/01/2013 at 16:13

Right- daughter was asleep after doing night duty. Her room is a tip!!

OH has always been able to go to sleep at the drop of a hat! Dont forget at the mo he works/lives away all week.

I do moan about so much to do, always have. Nothing changes. Will only delegate jobs that arent mine ie daughter's room, OH's workshop. Def have touch of OCD though....& still try to do everything else.

'B' minded re my energy levels. Yes they are suspect at the mo, but hopefully wont be for much longer. I've always kept busy busy, just me really...... J.


Posted: 06/01/2013 at 16:06

I'd allow quite a bit of room between plants as the leaves flop/sprawl as the season continues.

They will self-seed. I leave some, but move a lot as they are usually too close to the parent. I have some pots of babies from my Ashwood plants doing nicely. The seedlings flower themselves after 4-5yrs, but yes, do tend to be the mucky pink/burgundy unless you are very lucky! J.

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Posted: 06/01/2013 at 16:00

Geoff, stop nagging! I know, I know, but a lot easier for me to sort out our/my things. Wouldnt dream of touching OH's & daughter is good at sorting her stuff, normally.........

Now to annoy them by watching something on i-player... J.

The A to Z of TV Gardening

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 15:56

i-player for me sometime soon. Rest of series set to 'tape'. Thx David. J.

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Posted: 06/01/2013 at 15:46

You've still got mincepies Chris?

OH says part of the choc cake staying here- help!!

Anybody remember JEEMAR/Tellima from the beeb boards? I can remember her egging 'you gels' on with our sort-outs/spring cleaning. I can still hear her everytime I open the plate cupboard & see the dust! Yes folks, Mrs Mop doesnt do inside her cupboards! Shock horror! I do hope this yr to get some of them done, after all I did have an excuse last yr & even for the previous yr!

OH & me have just pootling up/round park & he's now snoring in chair! I have remote! J.

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