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Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 22:49

Chicky - hope the flight goes well and that you have a fab time with Chicklet.

Aunty Rach - when Cosmos hasn't got a sore paw he likes to help make the bed and this can involve anything from inspecting the duvet, pouncing on and taming the duvet cover, crawling inside to check, lying under or on the duvet and so on.  No leccy blankets needed here.

Hosta, have you seen this - https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/magnesium-and-sleep#section1 As long as you don't exceed sensible dosages it has to be worth a try.   Might even help your seizure problem too.

WW - good to see you popping in.  I think Clari is down with the in-laws doing some big jobs for them or is that after the big office move is all done and dusted?

Pdoc - positive waves!  Lots coming from here but you need to work on some too.  For BH's sake if nothing else!

Dancing was fun tonight.  She had us doing Paso figures they all learned 2 years ago and which we haven't seen before.  Keeps us on our toes.

Sweet dreams all.  Dentist again tomorrow and I need a good sleep cos I'm dragging OH along this time.

Connifer Trees!

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 22:31

Yes - as long as they have the right insurance in case anything goes wrong.  It is very close to the house!


Posted: 09/11/2017 at 16:36

You can, but the best tile to do it is late summer to early autumn - assuming it's the hedging laurel and not the culinary version.    The RHS offers this advice and info on such cuttings - https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=404

Do you want more plants for a purpose or just some insurance for when you take this one out because it's in the wrong place?

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 14:47

Does that mean he'll turn a blind eye to your "holiday" tenants Hosta?  Hope so.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 13:17

Same here.  Well, it's 12C out of the wind but flipping chilly in it.

Gardening Crafters

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 12:59

Loads of fabric Pat.  An embarrassment of fabric for clothes, curtains and patchwork...........  Doesn't mean I always have what I need or can resist temptation.

Sweet dreams.

Last edited: 09 November 2017 13:00:05


Posted: 09/11/2017 at 12:57

Also fig sap can burn and hogweed.  All are worse if the sap gets on skin exposed to sunlight.    Not a major problem if you are careful and wear gloves and don't rub your eyes either.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 12:54

Liri - don't get blown away!!   Hope your joints are OK Pat.

We like vegetarian food and eat a lot of veg anyway but also meat, poultry, fish tho I do find steak and beef in general very boring so rarely order it in restaurants and try to avoid cooking it except mince for bol sauce.   OH and Poss can get their steak fix when we're out.

I have been out and potted up the nectarines and apricot and watered all the pots.   Lots of pots.   Probably time to start thinking about pulling up the cosmos and tidying up that new front bed and sticking in masses of bulbs.   Patchwork homework first tho and dentist tomorrow morning so may not feel like playing out.  OH is coming too and that will be something to behold!  He hates dentists.


Large evergreen Shrub for Pot

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 12:46

Shade, sun, hot, cold, windy????  Hard water or soft water?

salix how and when to prune

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 11:59

What kind is it and what are you trying to achieve?  Formative pruning? reducing size?  production of new, colourful stems?

Generally speaking, the time to prune is when the tree is dormant so after leaf fall and before the sap starts rising again in late Jan/mid Feb, depending on where you are, and a slate as possible in those limits if it's the colourful stems you're after.   How much and where you prune depends on whether you're after pollarding, coppicing or just shaping.

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