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Thank you Verdun. I am really looking forward to it - it is such a lovely plant and I miss the flowers.
When is the best time to prune this plant? Mine is about 15 years old, has lots of stalks but few flowers. It is long overdue a haircut. Any advice would be welcome.
I was bored too and then I had the brilliant idea of turning the compost heap. There was more than I thought... I was still out there in the dark. Next time I will lie down in darkened room until I feel better!
We have moved house about 15 times in the last 40 years.The best advice I was given by my dad was to wait a year and see what came up in the garden, then make changes. Best advice ever!
I agree with Dove - I do that and just leave it. I was a bit squeamish the first time I planted (I AM a girl..) but actually I had the best crop this year. I soon got over the squeamishness and learned to love the poo...!
Oooh, I like that idea - a sort of distraction crop. Will do that next year! Maybe I'll have more fat cabbages.
After suffering similar results, I fleeced the last unaffected cabbage. Now I am looking forward to a delicious fat cabbage in January! Fleecing does seem to work.
I have lots of baby hellebores which I dug up from a friend's garden. Should they be scalped too? They are still in pots and I hope to plant them in the ground next month when my overgrown bushes have been pruned.
All of the above and I indulge in garden porn by poring over catalogues and dreaming about what I could grow if i were rich, fitter, had staff to help etc!
Thank you fidget - I have just tried it and it works! No more tedious pressing the last page on long threads!