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Fork Handles

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 16:37

Hi Inka. Amazing photo I know its not yours but do you see whales often?

Your dogs seem very laid back. Bit like mine - spread out in front of the fire making grumbly contented noises

Geoff am ignoring Barbie stuff. Very political!!! funny though

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 15:38

Whoops I meant cut off dead leaves from agapanthus.

Sitting in front of fire OH in garden chopping more wood for fire. There is loads cut but if he doesn't keep it topped up will soon disappear.

Was an interesting read Pam. Made mesearch for current GW. Eventually found under the settee.

Someone tried to teach me Bridge - they gave up! Must have been a 'rivetting' radio programme

Red currant pruning

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 15:31

I have 2 red currant bushes which were planted about a year ago. They did not fruit this year and I know they need pruning. My instinct is to leave them but I think I have read somewhere they need to be cut back now. I am new to fruit growing. When and where do I make the cut, please?

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 14:51

Well, Well, Well!!

Thanks fro pointing someone else in direction of that sweet pea thread geoff. Have read it, seen what i have done wrong and now will have to wait and see. Seeds have germinated though.

It is so cold outside. Just topped up bird feeders, tied up a slender rambler 'Malvern Hills'  (what else/) in case snow breaks branches, cut off tops from saved galdioli and trimmed dead leaves from my 2 small amaryllis. Now in for a warm and I think I'm going to light the fire 

Found it Pam, now to read it . Wanted to know about them to grow next year.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 14:12

I saved my own seed as I had a sweet pea from a mixed pack with a lovely deep purple colour. They have now germinated, I sowed later, and only found this thread today. 2 questions - will the sweet peas come true to colour

- I also saved some hanging basket sweet pea seeds, no sign of germination are these likely to be F1 or have I not saved seeds correctly.

Will sow some in spring any way.

Really informative thread

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 13:47

Hi Jo. Hope your garden clear up is going OK. 

I am going out later to top up bird feeders but that will be that. A lingering fog here.

Did you say you were going to the hospital next week? 

OH went out earlier and came back with a Gardening News. PamLL has written an article, I think hers is about hardwood cuttings.

Just going to have a cup of tea. Back later.

sweet peas in toilet roll inners

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 13:42

Ii use toilet roll inners for my beans in spring. They always go mouldy and the beans are OK. However sweet peas are going to be in the tubes for a  long time during winter when things that are damp encourage mould. I would if possible put them in pots or root trainers even though they have germinated. Choose taller pots and plant in the tubes. 

Someone else on here may come up with other ideas.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 11:46

Very foggy and dank, Yuk

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 11:31

I remember them and green shield stamps. I can remember what reward there was with Green shield, but what with the coop was it goods or money in bank?

Must tell OH to buy Garden News.

tomatoes

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 11:28

Next year - Jan - with heat

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