Kathy 2

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Where can I find a leaf shredder

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 10:13

For the last few years I have used my lawnmower to collect / shred the leaves from my ornamental cherry tree in the back garden as I mow the lawn. I have even been known to use the mower to "vacuum" the drive rather than sweep up the leaves at the front - works a treat!!   

I started doing this after seeing either Monty or Alan T doing it on Gardener's World.


Posted: 05/07/2016 at 13:17

Thanks for sharing Pansy. A very interesting article.

Awful new format for forum

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 09:51

I also don't like the new format. It's TOO BIG. You can't see as many posts without scrolling down - and is it me???? or does it make other people's eye "twizzy" as they scroll through the posts.                I agree with making the forum usable for all types of internet devices but why change the format. I liked being able to hover over the title of a post to see if I wanted to open it. 

PLEASE bring back the old format - PLEASE!!!

Mystery Mothers Day seedlings

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 09:25

If he brought them home from school or a club, you could ask them what the seeds are. If they were for Mothering Sunday, I would think they were more likely to be flowers. Let us know what they grow into.

Which do you prefer?

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 10:31

Yellow and triangles for me.

Clematis propagation

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 21:31

Thanks Richard. I'll let you know what happens - but don't hold your breath.  

Clematis propagation

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 14:57

Oops! I think I have REALLY messed up.

First photo is what I cut off the prunings ( Just been out and cut this from the left overs in the garden ) 

Second photo is how short I cut it before putting in the pot.

Third photo shows the ones that I "planted" yesterday.




Clematis propagation

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 20:36

Hi Richard - not sure, but they are about 3 cm long with the "bump / axil" where the new growth has emerged in the middle. Note the technical language!!    I didn't use any hormone or rooting powder as I don't have any. I just wanted to get them in before they wilted. 

Clematis propagation

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 13:38

Thanks Obelixx, I'll have a look at that thread.

Clematis propagation

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 13:20

Hi all. It's a beautiful day here in north Manchester - is Spring coming at last?

I've just given my "Forever Friends" clematis a good trim for the season. Some of the pruned stems had green shoots high up and I wondered if they would root to make new plants. I cut the stems just below the where the new shoots had emerged and cut off the old stem. I have put them in multi purpose compost in 4cm cells and at the moment they are in a tray on my kitchen unit near a radiator. Are they likely to form roots and make new plants or have I done the wrong thing?  Any advice would be gratefully received.

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