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Posted: 15/01/2015 at 12:09

No probs will do, xx

When to plant out...

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 12:02

I thought the best time to plant the roses was in the winter, while they are in their dormant state, they will be shooting in a month or so's time.

Dig a large hole, put some organic compost, mulch etc down the hole, plant and then sprinkle some bone meal around the rose, not touching his stem, dont put the bone meal down the hole, the roots will be content with that and not want to reach out. 

Azalea, I like to keep in pots anyway, Berberis, I bought a lot of bare root plants to put around the oil tank, planted them in January. Clematis I would leave till Spring, Skimmia are very hardy, I would say plant it out.

Dont do any of it though if your ground is frozen solid as you will get air pockets around the roots.

The plants will be warmer in the ground as pots can freeze more easily.


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 10:26

Lucky with weather there FB, wind and rain here, temp is 4c.

Good luck with the tax return, one of my resolutions, years ago was to do it on the 6th April and that is one I stick too. Cant bear it weighing on my mind till January. My daughter leaves hers till last possible minute, then has loads to do.


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 10:14

I have seeds left of the white with red spotty throat Nut, if you want some.

In fact I have all the colours and all the sizes!

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 10:12

Very strong winds through the night, I thought I had lost my green waste bags, but they didnt come to collect them yesterday.

Take care in the garden Marion. Still waiting for my snowdrops, only a tiny few out so far. Last year they were all fully ouf by the 18th. 


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 23:11

Trecherous winds here too, it sounds like the roof is lifting off the conservatory.   I dread going out to look in the morning. Its nights like this that I really feel for the birds.


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 21:26

I will be sowing in April for flowering in 2016, they will grow on then be planted out either Autumn if they are big enough or early Spring.

Most of mine were sown in September/October, I will plant them out in Spring, they will probably get small flowers this year and be lovely next year, you need to plan well ahead with perennials. Then keep up a good succession in case of losing any. 

It's my birthday

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 21:16

Happy Birthday Woody. Xx



Posted: 14/01/2015 at 10:06
Verdun wrote (see)

Morning forkers

hope you all stay warm and safe out there.

thunder n lightning last evening but not too bad right now.  No ice, etc., but just a little further East snow and ice is about.

alarmist talk about the strong winds tonight.  Will know tomorrow how bad it was! 


This far East Verdun!



Posted: 14/01/2015 at 02:04

Just making tea and toast, anyone want some?


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