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Latest posts by Palaisglide

Is it too late to prune shrubs?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 22:59

Jack,  Deutzia is July cut back flowering stems to ground level. Escallonia, trim lightly after flowering.  Weigela, cut back one or two of the old stems after flowering to ground level. Forsythia will now have the flowering stems on so leave until after flowering in Spring then cut back, do it now you lose the flowers.

The answer is really no you should not, wait until they have flowered but if they are out of hand then cut back about one third, you may miss some flowering if you do that.



Posted: 10/10/2014 at 20:40

Thank you DFA, it worked perfectly, David is back.



Posted: 10/10/2014 at 16:35

What I meant was I have wiped out David's posts, something to do with that black box that comes up as you sweep the icon across the page. It was involuntary and I would now like to know how I put it back to normal.



Posted: 10/10/2014 at 15:47

HELP, I have just blown David K into orbit, no idea how I did it can I get him back please.


This forum

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 14:20

Pansyface, this is a better controlled site than most, we have places to natter in the Potting Shed and do to great length. Some of us came on this site when the BBC closed theirs down and I for one never regretted it. The area's for gardening questions are well defined and well posted, certainly we get the same questions over and over mainly because some posters do not know how to find the way to previous answers. They would not ask if not worried so we answer with patience, on other sites I have seen some very impatient posts on often asked questions, why? it is important to the one asking who will be put off by a short sharp reply. Just enjoy the peace on this board, other boards are worse than murder ball.


Music in the Garden

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 12:28

S.G.L. Me to, I would serenade the lads over the Command net when we were bored, the comments were often less than polite, never knew whether it was the voice or the song?


Music in the Garden

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 10:51

Music this morning is wait for it----------Dean Martin--I can hear the gasps of astonishment David but "Kittle old wine drinker me" was my in my cups rendition when each had to do a turn on mess nights. This was usually followed by "The naughty lady of shady lane", even got requests though my voice was more suited to "O sole mio" as I said in our cups anything sounded "err" well OK?

Glorious sunny weather up here int Nor-east, the North sea has retired back out to sea again after some dank dark days. The Ivy is cut back my hedging trimmed and the lawn pristine, not all of it down to Dean though, when the leaf sucker is going you could not hear a bomb burst.


The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 11:15

Steve, Take another look at all the threads and see how quickly the true gardeners respond to the new people with questions and gently explain. We are not riddled with trolls though the odd person should stop and think before giving an answer, we may have had the same question time after time but those people who ask often do not know how to search the board for previous answers and to them it is important. Patience is needed when asked how things should be done and I for one will not see a genuine question go unanswered, we have a good set of posters who know how to sort out the odd sharp answer so please do not write the board off in a huff.


The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 10:18

"erm yes" As a gardener all my life that is exactly what I tend to do sort of dig stuff up and plant stuff, is there any other way? I would like to know about it if there is. As for Nigel as any Gardener with dogs knows they are the best gardening companions, they dig the holes for you, well my Westy did, keep the cats away my Benji certainly did that, share your sandwiches listen to you moaning about box hedge disease and generally give you a feel good attitude whilst breaking your back double digging. In the Army they called it self inflicted wounds and gardening looked at by a stranger could be seen as that, the hard work in all weathers, Monty is often wet yet still smiles, the frozen fingers in winter I could never work with gloves on and all just to have your own cabbages leeks peas tomato's and fruit, much cheaper in the supermarket so why do we bother I ask? Because it is in our genes to provide and if we get enjoyment out of sitting and looking at our always unfinished labours then that is a bonus.

I love GW Monty and Nigel "oh and box hedges" no accounting for taste is there.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 22:44

Well it happened Gregg went thank goodness, I suppose £25,000 for around four weeks work looks good even to a millionaire. On top of that he gets to hold a beautiful girl for several hours each day, I would sign up myself.


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