Steve 309

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Too soon to Prune Roses?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 19:31

I've just got to my Mum's in north London.  Her few roses haven't yet been pruned and have plenty of new growth.  Is it OK to do them now-ish?

And am I right, that to make the bushes grow bigger I should take off only 1/3 of each stem?  And feed, also nowish.

Last edited: 12 March 2017 19:33:26


Posted: 01/02/2017 at 13:16

Thanks GWRS :-)

The chairs came from an old church (if you look carefully you can see the hymn-book racks at the backs) but annoyingly, are just too wide to fit side by side under the bigger tables!  The settees were just about the only furniture that was bought new.

The metallic strips on the wall are decorative "copper" tape (no good anti-slug,I'm afraid) but he house is made of about 9000 pennies.  They're stuck onto backing boards (which were jolly heavy to lift into place!) and varnished.

The window is usually steamed up!


Posted: 31/01/2017 at 11:37

They've been varnished, Aster, with two or three coats of floor varnish, to provide a wipe-clean surface.

The café opened 2nd January and has been busy ever since!  I took these photos on Sunday, when it was closed for us to do some painting.  Interesting coffees & teas, all fair-traded; home made soups; toasties, cakes and especially cinnamon buns

I'm sitting in here now, with my lapdog and a nice cup of coffee.

Last edited: 31 January 2017 11:39:08


Posted: 28/01/2017 at 15:12

At long last I thought I'd post pics of my completed café tables made from pallets.

..well, in view of how long it's taking to upload, maybe just this one....


The café is now open, with about 14 of these, of various sizes, in use.

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 16:14

Aha!  ..or... AHA!   FAIRY NUFF.


Donald or hillary?

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 16:02

There's a lot of shouting going on here - maybe everyone's angry at the result, which is understandable.  Or maybe the Caps Lock key has got stuck.

How long before someone shoots Trump?

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 20:56

Hi all

Hope all are well.

Def too early - Monty's on!

Just (yesterday) got through harvesting 50kg+ of apples (Crispin) from IB; now en route to the boat....whose engine is finally being fitted next week!

Why are blackbirds digging the garden

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 20:39

The nematode worms are very specific as to their host and will only attack the beasties they're s'posed to.

It's usually starlings that dig up lawns looking for leatherjackets.


Posted: 24/09/2016 at 16:59

Stand by.......

(those of a nervous disposition may wish to vacate the premises)




Last edited: 24 September 2016 17:01:23

Daffodil and tulip bulbs

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 22:41

Daffs look like elongated small onions; tulips have a smoother, shinier outer layer with some flattish bits and usually some white bits showing through.

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