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Fork Handles

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 16:46

I'd write down a 'wish list'of what you'd really like to have Girasole. Then be sensible, , bearing in mind your budget, time & strength to do things & redo it! Remember it doesnt all have to be done at one go! Unless you want to, can afford it that is....

Always buy small plants & never ignore the sale section at GCs. They tend to sell off all sorts once it's finished flowering but it's still a perfectly good plant, often with good propagation oportunities!

If you're good on a pc then draw to scale your plot, or do on paper. Note the aspect, shade areas, soil conditions/type & off you go! All the things I didnt do when I first started.... J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 16:31

Afternoon all.

Late arriving, but havent stopped until just now. Weather been miserable up here all day. We got wet to/from car at GC with someone, not me, muttering about 'you said no need for brolly'! I do keep one in car, but didnt pick it up-oops. All I bought, apart from the drinks/cakes, was a bag of sunflower hearts for the birds. I resisted the half-price Christmas tree to replace our geriatric one. Considering how many boxes they had of them I could still get a bargain.....

I've decided to see how ours will fit into the space for when we've got the cabinet sorted. Am going to measure just how far out it comes so can judge better. Know the depth of the cabinet so shouldnt be difficult. J.

Have finally cleaned up all the paper shreddings from workshop floor, hall & wherever else they'd ended up.- all over!

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 20:22

Well I shall be definitely eating sensibly from now on. Despite my lack of energy, & so lower activity, I have been consuming just as much & a lot more than normal. Yes I know I ate chocolate & cake today, but now no chocolate opf mine around will be much easier. Anybody who can give up & stick to a regime, be it food or smoking, for a long time deserves a medal.

I wonder if I can get to finally watch Miranda, instead of taping? I did refuse to let daughter watch that cartoon film that was on earlier- I wouldnt budge & made sure that I had remote!

We're off to the GC tomorrow, then local shopping. Forecast awful re rain again for us. Signing off now, night all, J.

New Years Day flower count

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 17:00

Only Vibernum Bodnantse here. Lots of buds on other things though, but not another flower at the mo, even the Erysimum has stopped! J.

Honeysuckle 'Winter Beauty'

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 16:54

Right, so if Bjay did a tidy up she could have removed the potential flowering wood. Did you do a tidy up Bjay? J.

Honeysuckle 'Winter Beauty'

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 16:52

Never heard that 1-3yr senario before Bjay, but like the idea.

I suppose as long as it looks healthy & isnt causing you too much trouble by looking untidy, then giving it another chance worth it. J.

Composting and wormery

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 16:49

It also saves the odd potato plant appearing in the flower borders! J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 16:47

Same here BJay, not that I get much, thank goodness.

We ended up watching a DVD last evening- Cool Runnings. OH had said that he didnt want to watch it ages ago, but he had a really good laugh after all.J.


Honeysuckle 'Winter Beauty'

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 16:42

BJay- it looks a gorgeous plant. Book says prune after flowering, typical, but doesnt say whether it flowers on old or new wood.

Flowering can be up to/including March apparently, so I'd leave any tidy up until then.

If it flowers on old wood, did you prune it last yr, to 'tidy' up & thus remove the chance of any flowers this yr?

I'd certainly feed it after any pruning too. J.

Composting and wormery

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 16:30

Frank- you've been luckly re the rats then. Mind you I've not had signs of activity for about 3-4yrs. I regularly sweep up from the bird feeders & look out for any signs of holes being dug into bins/under the fencing.

We back onto non-maintained open ground & I know they're around there. We didnt have any problems until some drain bloke left a land drain cover off for several hours one day, several yrs ago, whilst trying to sort out a blockage further up the road. Ratty then found my food waste compost bin! J.

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Care & maintenance of elderly Bramley apple trees.

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