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Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 23:36

Joking aside, my image of you all is the allotment communal tea cabin, every shape size age and mix of personalities, they all have one common denominator and that is gardening. The potting shed on this forum is that tea cabin where we find those tiny clues that give us an idea of whom we are talking too. Over time we learn to trust those people, get solace when down and big hugs when the manure hits the fan, fun laughter and cake, serious talk and more cake, the occasional tear and more cake, what would we do without cake. I think if we all met by accident somewhere within minutes the common language of gardening would have us all going as if we had been friends for life. As I would tell my friends as I took to the dance floor with Flo, it is not how we look but how we perform. Love you all.

Frank.

moving

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 22:50

Ruby, now would be my answer having done it and it was a success. Cut down any weak or spindly stems take down the foliage by around a third. Dig out a good root ball and if you can have the new hole ready dug with some grit in the base and some compost dug in. If the hole is not ready then put in a plastic bag and tie to keep the root ball from drying out. I have put them in pots when it will be a while before I can plant them. Once planted water well then in spring prune lightly mulch and feed. Good luck.

Frank.

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 19:14

Oh Dear, after those reviews I have to be nice, not really me, the being nice bit I mean. Verdun definitely the one who threw the Thunder flash in the cess pit when  the lads were ruminating on the night before. Beau a fluffy spoilt dog who runs his Mum round in circles with a big grin on its face. Pauline relies on sat nav to navigate and does a lot of wading out of rivers. Star Gaze Lily wears her heart on her sleeve, cuddles strangers much to their astonishment, causes the odd wrong impression. Yvie wishes the kids had never grown beyond school age so she could go to all the outings. Fairy girl Daughter, well what can you say about daughters, contentious stubborn undisciplined, but then my daughters are all little Princesses so disregard previous comments after all it is all virtual imagination.

Frank.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 14:14

SGL, does a touch of gout get me a hug? I know more like lay off the Port but my cook insists on using it and setting the odd glass down, "err hang on" I am the cook, oops.

Yvie, I do wish people would put their brains into gear before talking to old and vulnerable folks, the person should be taken to task for it.

Saw my Surgeon last week he said I was fitter than him and signed me off, all well that ends well and I bless the NHS and all who sail in her.

Frank.

Rose of Sharon,Hypericum androsaemum

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 12:49

Alan, Monty moved a whole garden full of roses last night and the advice is always the same, cut them down about two thirds, remove any spindly or ingrowing stems then dig out a good sized root ball carefully, pull the bush clear and drop straight into a plastic bag to keep root ball from drying out. Not sure about splitting never having done it with roses though I have successfully with many other shrubs. As with all moves keeping he plant well watered after moving is essential.

Frank.

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 12:23

See what I mean Verdun, an expert in my book is two pages further into the manual than you are?

Weather news, bright sunny morning on Teesside although some lingering cloud to the west, we could get it yet. E-mail from Daughter in Greece, cold wet and windy, told her to save her money and crash out in her garden.

Frank.

Rose help

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 12:16

I take the hedge trimmer to all my roses and take them down a third after flowering, that is enough to stop wind rocking, in Spring they get a proper pruning and as they are mostly old roses it works. If there is any compost left a mulch round the root ball not touching the stems and in Spring feed a good rose fertiliser and more mulch. I remove any spotted leaves, a weekly inspection will do and burn the leaves, any dropped then get them up and burn them.

Frank.

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 12:07

"Ginglygangly" Pauline is the posters name on here not a place, probably chosen because the Forum kept refusing every name she tried as with me above. After trying a dozen times and being told it was already taken I was looking at some old photo's one showing me doing the Palais Glide in Port Said, in it went and accepted. Problem, now all the posters think I am a dance expert??

Frank.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 11:59

SGL, never could control my eye's, they have a life of their own as much as I try to ignore their wanderings, Joan could though, a sharp slap on the lug and they were front and centre instantly. I do ask am I the only one with Len who watches the feet??

Frank

PS When I danced the Rumba with Flo we got an audience, not watching me but Flo had a body that could Rumba and make men salivate, not me I was a lad still believing in birds and bees, well that is my excuse.

chrythamums

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 10:35

Pauline Chrysanthemums are normally produced from the last years root stock, yours are late flowering so the plants would be left until May then cuttings taken, usually fresh growth from the base of the plant potted up and grown on, the original root then discarded. Saying that you can leave them until after this years flowers and in late Spring cut them down leaving the new growth and shoots to grow on, my Father did it both ways and he showed his Chrysanthemums. I do it by taking fresh cuttings and leave the root stock until the cuttings have matured, the fresh growth should be free from disease. They are fussy plants if grown for show, probably the reason I put them in and let them do their own thing apart from the annual cutting down. I do not like fuss.

Frank.

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