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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 12:57

Dont worry about it, I did get some today but I think yours are well astray by now

If you complain to the post office, you can do it on line, they will send you free stamps

My rudbeckias are the same veedun, been a fantasic year, even from the cuttings from last autumn.

The best is yet to come in my garden, I delay the cosmos so they are 6ft tall and just coming into flower and the asters are still in bud.

Bramley apples

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 12:51

Boil up a little bit with some sugar and taste, When I lived in Kent, I used to swap apples for plums and other veg, maybe you can do that.

plant feed cherry laurel

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 23:35

They do need to make root before they start making top growth, maybe wait till Spring now and see how they look by then. I am not sure about feeding now as they are getting ready for dormancy. Feed will confuse them.

I wonder if you bought plants that were a bit tall, they take longer to get established. I am sure they will be just fine.

Pruning Cherry laurel

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 23:22

Me too, you cant hurt them!


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 23:14

I am so sorry to hear that pdoc, is it west country your mum lives? I seem to remember you mentioning it before

It is very difficult looking after parents when they get old, just think what they must have gone through when we were teenagers!.

I feel that if we do all we can, and suggest all that will help them, then we cant do anymore, and we then will have nothing to feel guilty about.

They do like to hold onto their independance for as long as possible, my parents are 86 and 90 and have just now given in to me doing almost everything for them and mum said today, ythat she is pleased and is enjoying my help.


A tiny plant ID, and a quick question about roses.

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 19:03

Were those two flowers on it when you bought it, it looks like a yellow rose to me too.

plant feed cherry laurel

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 18:43

I planted whole long hedge of these over two years ago, apart from a bit of bonemeal and homemade compost down the holes, they have had nothing else. They will grow anywhere, no need to fuss them. They are 5ft tall and more now, and they have been constantly nipped out. You will need to keep them cut down or they will get leggy and not fill out from the bottom. As soon as they are planted, cut at least 2 inches of the tops, that will kick start them into growing.



Can you ID this seed pod

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 18:34

How many have you got, 3? or is it all the same one. You can see a seed in there, if you have more than one you could split it with a knife and see if the black seed is in there. All the conifers in our garden are from seeds and cuttings, dad would pick them up on forest walks.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 18:26

The housework fairy does a brill job in this household, the sock fairy, the pant fairy, and now the pond fairy, my dad absolutely loves it, he goes down the every day and just sits quietly. 

I was laughing my head off after that conversation with him, I thought it was like one of those jokes that would just go on and on.

Definitely Job, but what a lovely lot of comforters we have here.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 15:14

Just had this conversation with my dad...

Me...just phoned the ceptic tank people,  coming on weds.

Dad, ....thats good, do they know where we are

Me.. yes, i gave them the address


Me....the ceptic tank people.

Dad....are they coming



Dad ....who.

Me..... the ceptic tank people. i am off now, very busy.

Patience of a saint or what?

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