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Posted: 13/04/2014 at 15:48

Just a quick pop in, going out to Sis' for a meal.

MrsGarden made me buy 7 plants  !!!   Eeek

Glad you are now feeling better Panda.

OL I got up not long after you went to bed, glad you had a great night.

Thanks Chicky, I hope they win.

Bill just do a bit a day

Pruning a magnolia?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 07:40

BB, thanks for full description of options, bet you are blessing the farmer I would also say plant in the meadow. I know Magnolias supposedly don't like exposure to wind but I've seen them do well in such places. I still believe they don't like being pruned, but others have posted about successfully doing so. I'm with Dove about the shape of them.

Hope yours matures and flowers for you.  Picture below is to show shape of one that has only had minimal pruning.



Posted: 13/04/2014 at 07:23

Good Morning, sunny but windy here.

Hope sting & bite haven't been a problem for Dove & LO in the night.

Bill as Dove says do a little at a time.

Just made OH's "pack up" for his away day, he's off down south to see Panda's plant stand.   Just hope he comes back happy.

Have a good day all.  

Growing tomatoes indoors

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 20:46

MPTV, soz to say but they look a sorry sight. They do look wet & spindly. Also think you've potted on into too larger plant pots. If you let them dry out they may recover

If you don't have a greenhouse to grow toms in and yours need to be outsided I'd wait few more week and sow some more.  When they have grown true leaves I would stand outside on nice warm days and take inside at night, & then "harden off" before planting outside. I get loads of self sets from my compost that appear mid June and produce cherry toms.

Maybe consider some outdoor bush variety toms.

Hope I haven't disheartened you.

Bit of Fun,/Brain-tease

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 20:30

Bump up. Let's see if we can complete the A to Z.


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 20:27

rosemummy soz to say it isn't the big fat ones that do most of the damage it's the tiny little black beggars that harm my plants & the blue pellets are too large for their greedy little mouths


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 19:45

Not seen your new shoes have I ?


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 19:44

I'm not sowing mine until the end of April, because when the weather warms they grow so rapidly.

Pruning a magnolia?

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 19:41

BB2 I think Magnolia's need to be in the ground. Doubt it will do much or ever flower even in a big pot. They don't like being pruned and I would only prune for access underneath or to remove dead / diseased growth.


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 19:31

Think I'm off here for tonight, no not bed, !!  Worn Reacher out.

Pizza & salad ( instead of usual curry night ) as OH off early to Wembley tomoz' so will watch a film and then hit the sack...hey did that sound cool ?  Least I said film & not movie like some ..Pdoc still miffed that you have blue poppy & I don't

Have a great evening all

OL remember you have to garden tomoz' go steady

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