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Rambler roses

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 10:12

Lilydotwin, yes go up one size pot with fresh compost each time and you can pot on for a year or so. The roots will be contained and the plant not grow quickly in a pot as they do like to put down a tap root, cut back when you repot about a third and keep watered for a while. Once you put them in the ground they will fly away.

Some Roses you buy will have been in pots several years unless you buy dry root.

Frank.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 23:48

Hi Orchid Lady, he is ex army and we all learned to sing as the log over a trench toilets were usually outside the perimeter, you sang going to, sitting or I should say perching on and returning so the guards did not shoot you, mind some of the singing got you shot at anyway. Enjoy your Concert.

Frank.

Bitter new potatoes

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 23:14

I agree with Bob, well manured garden soil to start them, earth up to the top of the Haums on a regular basis, keeping them well earthed up should keep them sweet.

Leave the skins on and cook with a sprig of fresh mint for fifteen minutes then add a knob of butter, who needs anything else with them?

Frank. 

Computer replacement

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 23:02

Mike get the new computer out (mind at two years old it is not so new) get some techy kid in from around you and he or she will have it up and running in less then an hour for a couple of quid. I got a new lap top at Christmas, touch screen the lot, my Son had it tuned up and away in an hour I never looked back, the old one was five years old and well worn.

We do begin to consider regular poster as friends though they are virtual, we only know what they tell us which is why I leave my page blank, too much information is not always a good thing. Off to the Lakes Wednesday with my Daughters and when I come back some invasive examinations at the hospital and that is all you will ever hear of them. I do communicate with some old members by other means we did become friends, remember people can tell you anything, there is no way to check so take it at face value is the best advice.

Frank.

 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 22:39

A lovely hour with Len Goodman and a repeat of the old time Dance Bands, BBC4 well done. Dad with his wind up Gramophone with the big trumpet he took in payment for moving some one in a time when money was short, a pile of records all the latest bands and singers, as a wee lad I could sing them all and still play many of those tunes. Growing up with it then dancing to some of those bands as they reformed after the war to me a golden era and probably a mystery to those brought up on Little Richard or the Beatles, maybe nostalgic still wonderful stirring music unlike the three chord wonders that followed and assaulted the ear drums, "Oh well" an enjoyable change from football and tennis.

Frank.

finding it hard to level out soil for grass seed.

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 16:01

On the bowling green we used a long plank on edge. Set it on one corner and swing the plank across a stretch of soil, you will see the dips and humps. Keep changing the position corner to corner until you get an even tilth.

Frank.

Can't send messages

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 15:56

Thanks Dove, it cannot have been important as I do not remember what I wanted to send.

Frank.

Can't send messages

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 15:03

Could not get on the forum to send messages Saturday Sunday, tried to change password after logging out no joy.

Today Monday changed password and they have now logged me in on the old password, what on earth is going on.

Frank or as you can see above the old password Palaisglide?????

Soil free fertilizers?

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 16:31

A reply to the above mail would be this forum is for learners to ask questions, the answers they do not know hence the question. Some of the more experienced or not gardeners to answer such questions and also learn from the experience of other gardeners who have made their mistakes and pass them on and who among us never made a mistake, I certainly have.

Many of the young  people today did not have the type of education we old lags had including science physics experimentation and how to research, not their fault just a broken system. My point being we should give a straight answer to the question or request more information even not answer rather than cause people to not ask. It took me a while to work out what Chris was doing and would probably work in a different way but who is to say he is wrong, I think we all wonder what goes into compost and after some of the debacles with chemicals over my life time who is to say he is wrong to worry.

Frank.

Soil free fertilizers?

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 17:48

Chris, Any good mix of soil manure and grit, I buy small bags of small grit and mix it in everything especially seed sowing. The birds will only eat the nearly ripe fruit that is when to net them, a flock of Starlings stripped my bushes after getting under the net. Do not fill the trough to the top leave plenty of room to top up with a mulch as containers will dry out quite quickly in full sun. Currants will be happy in partial shade and you may need to use some kind of support for them and the nets later.

In the Autumn ask again about pruning it is essential for the next years growth.

Frank.

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Grew up with them then could not get them 
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Poetry Thread

Describe your garden, your thoughts, in verse. 
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Some of the plants seem to love this weather? 
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We are to get a 7 day forecast? 
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