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Cutting Back Strawbs - Monty

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 18:44


Im very good at taking results and then .........where did I put them ??  

Cutting Back Strawbs - Monty

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 10:55

I have picked the flowers off the plants about 8 days ago and some new ones have appeared

I will pick 80% of these off and just for an experiment let the other 20% truck on

Thanks friends

Smellie Shrubs & Plants Please

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 11:20

Purchased the following

Tactile Plants

Stachys Byzantina...........Lambs Tongue

Scented Plants

Choisya Ternata........Mexican Orange Blossom

Rosmarinus Officinalis....Spice Island


Tashkent Mint

Climbing & Scented Plants

Trachelospermum      Jasminoides

Visual Plants

Miscanthus Sinensis Zebrinus

Zebra Grass


Bee Plants


I am not saying "How well I did " but hopefully you may be interested in how the Patients Garden is progressing 

Hope to settle them in asap

Cutting Back Strawbs - Monty

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 11:12

A few weeks ago MD suggested we should clear away the straw and take shears to the strawberry plants which I did

Within a week they had started to produce new shoots and now have flowers which MAY result in berries

? Should I leave them to bloom OR shear them again

I beleive that the theory is that we need the plants energy to stay in it to give it a good start for next season but that is some 7 months away

Thoughts please friends and also the reason why please as I am keen to learn

" Give a man a fish etc "

Smellie Shrubs & Plants Please

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 17:31

Thanks all

I have copied all your suggestions onto a new invention.......a piece of paper.....and Im heading for the local GC this week to start the research of whats available

This is hopefully a medium term project to benefit the patients

Lawn mower advice

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 17:26


Words of wisdom

This is a story in itself why I dont have a lawn mower

I had a shed with a rat under it

I moved the shed and the rat moved as well

I gave the shed to my Community garden for storage

The rat disappeared

Now I have no where to store a mower apart from my conservatory which is really part of the house

Its a bit like there was an old lady etc etc

Lawn mower advice

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 17:21

Boring Bosch strimmer battery died so I pay a local gardener £10.00 a month to come and cut the grass and take it away.

Last edited: 20 September 2016 17:21:47

Smellie Shrubs & Plants Please

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 16:59

Thank you 

For the longer term which roses could you as back ground plants ?

Visually striking and very scented

Smellie Shrubs & Plants Please

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 16:48

I have just taken over a small garden at the local mental health patients ward and the staff nurse wants a "sensory area " to assist in the day patients progress so I would like your help please to suggest what to plant

I have so far saved / grown on

Lavender twig

Ordinary mint

Tashkent mint



Its only a small area but there is a larger garden nearby for me to tame once I have experimented on this one

Help please friends

Horse Manure & Worms

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 08:43

The manure does not smell and falls apart well and looks "OK " so I feel after all your info that they may have done their work where ever the manure was stored and moved on

? Does that mean they would have taken all of the goodness down into the soil where it was before coming to me

This is not important really as Im not going to ask him to take it back !

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