Pottie Pam

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Cutting back Philadelphus

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 10:10

Hi, is there anything I can do to encourage flowering? I've got two shrubs which have never had more than a very few flowers. Just this week I've cut the older one (over ten years) down to the ground and am going to remove it. I think I've given it long enough to perform. I've never pruned them so have not cut next year's buds off but I've never fed them either.  I'm going to leave the other one to see if it will flower eventually but would like some ideas, please to help it.


Posted: 11/09/2014 at 10:39

Hello everyone,

I've not been on here too much lately as had visitors. Sorry some aren't too well.

I'm glad to see Verdun on this morning as there was a big gorse fire over night near him. I was worried the cabin might have gone up in smoke.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 12:36

I used to love it when the school milk was  frozen. Pretended that it was icecream.

Does anyone remember when we were paid to collect rose hips? I got a badge for collecting over 20lb. I think we got 5 old pence a pound.


Posted: 11/08/2014 at 10:52

Good morning everyone,

Hope the poorly ones are feeling better and no one else has suffered too much storm damage. Poor LP . Still nice supply of logs for the winter.

I'm so excited. I've got a Hefty. I haven't seen a  hedgehog for years, not even a squashed one on the roads . I let Khan, my german shepherd, out about midnight and he started barking. He'd found a small hedgehog.  It took about 20 minutes for him to uncurl but I sat and looked for the meteor shower but the moon was too bright . It's a supermoon at the moment when it is bigger ad brighter than usual.










Posted: 07/08/2014 at 10:34

Good morning everyone.

You and Mrs Bill must miss your brave son dreadfully, Bill. Hugs from us all.

No keys on ash trees

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 10:20


No keys on ash trees

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 16:20

We didn't have any sloes last year but lots this year.

No keys on ash trees

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 16:18

Thanks Dove, maybe that's the reason.

No keys on ash trees

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 16:01

There are at least 20 ash trees round my fields but none have got seeds or 'keys' on this year. the trees look healthy and no sign of die back but seems strange there are no seeds.


Posted: 28/07/2014 at 11:30

Good morning all,

Hope everyone is okay. there's just been a few heavy showers this morning but probably not enough to soak in.

I'm lucky that I don't get bitten too often by mozzies. I was reading that they are reseaching why some dogs never have fleas. My dog never has but maybe it's because he's not fat or smelly.



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