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Red and white currants....

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 06:51

Don't know how to prevent the birds, apart from dangling some old cd's from sticks stuck in the ground around the bushes, we only have sparrows here and they don't seem to like berries.

As far as keeping the berries is concerned, I spread them out on baking paper on a pizza tray (or similar), put them in the freezer for a couple of hours and then into a plastic freezing bag, seal well and put back into the freezer. This way they stay nice and loose and you can take out however many you need at a time. They thaw out quite quickly and are just like fresh ones!

Help needed

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 06:29

Help is also actually quite close at hand, if you click on "How to" at the top of this page, you will find info on how to take cuttings! Another possibility is Youtube. Enter "taking cuttings" and you will find dozens of tutorial films!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 12:22

Reading all your stories has brought a lump to my throat. Had depression too several years ago, but thankfully am over it now. Try and take one day at a time, make the most of every moment and every flower (or veg). Wish you all a bright and happy time.

Verdun, are you in a clinch with the letter Y on your keyboard or have you got a foreign one? All your Y's seem to turn into ??-marks!

Oleander

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 21:05

Oleanders need heat, Summer has been long in coming. Should the temperature reach 25-30°C as promised, they should start producing flowers soon.

RHODODENDRONS

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 16:17

I planted out my rhodo into the garden by digging a hole 3 times the size of the pot and filling this with ericaceous soil into which went the plant. It is now 5 feet tall and just as wide and flowers profusely every year. Have hardly ever fed it, nor added more soil, except to water when very dry.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26664.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 06:30

Spam reported!

I sent Brumbull a PM aking him if everything OK, no reply! Strange, as I'm sure he would have mentioned it if he was going to Spain, hope he's OK.

This is my day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmCSNHouSo4

Have a good day everyone.

Talkback: Plant envy

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 09:31

Morning Verdun, have just looked up your Heuchera raspberry jam and came across this site, but maybe you know it already. Wish I lived in UK, would be buying each of them!

http://www.heucheraholics.co.uk/heuchera-shop.html

Never knew that there were so many varieties!

Trollius Alabaster - what, when and how to prune?

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 20:36

I would say "cut down to the ground and shear the whole plant" is 6 of one and a half dozen of the other! I would cut it back to about 2 inches from the ground. According to the RHS, it should then grow new leaves and flower again next year.

rasperberry Canes

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 09:10
NewBoy2 wrote (see)

I am a Luddite so no to the photo at the moment

You don't seem to be afraid of a computer, which is much more technical than a camera! Go on, be a devil, give it a try!

Betulia

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 03:00

Hi Madeleine, the following article should answer your question

http://www.google.com/patents/USPP10475

Don't be deceived by the title, it's all about betulias and how to grow, propagate.

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