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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.

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 16:24

What are you watching Bjay?

I've just eaten the last of my Christmas chocs! That's it now, must be sensible.... J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 15:55

No more naive than me Lizzie.

Have given up on trying to read a seed catalogue on-line & ordered it instead, much easier!

It began to rain, as expected, but luckily was coming back from compost bin, so grabbed washing just in time.

OH back at 'little house'. He's gone back with a good selection of vegs, goodies & all that washing I brought back when his machine non-functional. J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 14:46

Blimey Geoff, what have you done to get these things? Lots of cash?

I do suppose if an elderly person received it they could fall prey? I know that Dad had all sorts of unneccessary insurance, debits going to various charities etc. He wasnt unintelligent, far from it, but age & diminished mental capacity didnt help.J.


Posted: 01/01/2013 at 14:40

I've had beetle attack on my Eve Price for several yrs now. Am lucky in that the shrub is not next to a path/window, so I can chose to ignore the damage.

Luckily some yrs are worse than others. I read somewhere that new foliage, such as post pruning is more suceptible to attack. J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 14:31

Spollie dogs- never heard of them until today! Friend has 2 Springers, in fact as long as have known her, 57yrs(!) she's always had a Springer, or 2.

OH's Father was a retired farmer, the last farm collie was around when OH little, so he loves those.

I grew up with Golden Retrievers. Am sort of thinking about getiing a rescue one, but not just yet. I need to get myself sorted out first- ha- before I can cope with a dog again.

It's blowing a real gale out there now, but still staying dry.... J.

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