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The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 13:39

I did a stupid thing the other day. Was cutting back young trailers of my butternuts and promptly cut the main branch of the biggest butternut! Doubt if the other smaller ones will ripen before frost. Should have known better, did the same to perfectly good branch of my climbing rose last year!


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 16:19

I agree with Alan4711, it's worth a try, if you explain nicely. Maybe take a dog along with you once and tell them how thirsty it is!

I hope your swallows didn't fly into the new window glass looking for their nest. Have they nested under the eaves?


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 16:16

Hi Cait, it is indeed a plumbago. It enjoys a nice sunny place outside in summer and plenty of water and a feed every couple of weeks. Before the first frost, cut it down by 2/3rds and put it in a frostfree place, if you've got a conservatory, so much the better. It will loose all its leaves but once you start watering again around March/April, it will spring back to life. Give it the odd SMALL drop of water every couple of weeks or so, so that it does dry out completely. Cut the dead flowers off to keep it flowering, wear rubber gloves if you don't like getting sticky fingers and enjoy the lovely blue flowers!


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 21:41

I don't think anybody has been poached! Maybe they are on holiday.


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 19:47

Oh heck, this thread just made me google daylilies and I found a site in the UK called I am now drooling and totally frustrated because I can't find any of these beauties around here. How I envy you in the UK that you have such a huge choice of named plants that you can buy.


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 14:26

Thank you Bob! While I agree that one should not eat mushrooms one does not know, James asked about those particular ones and they are definitely field mushrooms, no others look like that.


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 07:10

Rubbish, I have been collecting mushrooms for years and there is NO poisonous mushroom that looks like that. I have several wild mushroom books and have looked these up. It is a very clear picture and they are definitely field mushrooms! Carbolic mushrooms are not poisonous, but they taste horrible and you would spit them out after one bite!


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 07:03

Lovely story, smokin, what a nice man you are!


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 17:54

Thanks Farmer, have bookmarket the site, very interesting!


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 07:59

Good morning folks!

"just looked at cuttings which aren't doing well at all - will wine help?" I don't know if getting those cuttings drunk will help, Mrs. G!

Love the dog, Chicky, is he a Schnauzer?

Good luck Maud, hope it solves the problem.

Someone is advertising a hotel in Paris, have told them we are not Tripadvisor!

Sunny here again today, could do with some rain too, getting sick of having to water everything. Grass (more dandelions and weeds than lawn!) mowing on to-do list today.  Other than that will just relax.

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