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Latest posts by SwissSue

Poetry Thread

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 19:44

Frank, you're a poet and you didn't know it!

Peony Tree

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 19:32

Tina, I think it's definitely an age thing. Like you, when I was young I could lie on the beach from 9-5 roasting both sides, now anything above 26°C makes me wilt! I thought I would die during 2003!

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 17:33

Temp. got up to 10°C today so finally got off my chuff. Potted up my cannas which have been in the cellar and tidied up the front porch which has my overwintering plants. Tomorrow I will cut back and replant my dipladenia Sundaville which is in a hanging basket.

Pizza for dinner tonight then TV and check the Forum during the ads.

Peony Tree

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 17:03

Brumbull, I have had two of them for about 4 years, a white one and a pink one, both now about 4 feet tall. I planted them to the same level as in the pot, give them some tomato type fertilizer in early Spring. You may have to stake them as they get bigger. I cut off the dead flowers but leave the leaves, as it looks quite nice just with just the leaves. Have tried to leave one flower until it grows seed pods and tried to sow the seeds, but it didn't work! Each spring cut of dead stems down to the lowest buds.

Hope this helps.

High water table: dwarf fruit trees in raised beds?

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 15:49

Hi Whiteflowers, I am growing a dwarf apricot in a large pot 18in high and at least as deep as suggested by my supplier. As you can see, dwarf fruit trees need to be planted quite deep, so it depends on how deep your raised bed will be. I would recommend you plant them in a pot, in a mixture of compost and garden soil, that way you could move them around if necessary.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 13:34

Love the brunnera, Liz, it's called caucasian forget-me-not here. I've got one that was here when we moved in 17 years ago and still going strong. It's made a few seedling which I've spread around the garden but still very small.

MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 16:39

Re families shopping with their kids, I'm an OAP with the whole day at my disposal, so I try to do my shopping when they are least likely to be around, mostly around lunch time when everyone is fooding!

Talkback: Monty Don returns to Gardeners' World

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 13:52

"interlectual"? Shinning"? "Very!

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 12:47

Sluggo, hear, hear! Now I think it's time to press the "ignore" button!

WEATHER this week

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 06:30

No cutting of grass here either, it's covered by an inch of new snow this morning! Yesterday it rained and seemed to warm up a bit, but St. Peter was just having us on! Poor birdies are completely confused, have run out of bird food and the shops have removed any supplies and exchanged it for fertilizer, slug pellets etc. etc. It's enough to make you spit!!!!

Discussions started by SwissSue

Hellebores

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A rose by any other name ,,,,,,,,,,

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Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

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Site is not working

The forum has not worked since around 6pm last night, is someone fixing it? 
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Harvesting Parsnips

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Eremurus/Foxtail lily

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Tomato Growing

Especially good for new gardeners 
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Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

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Chelsea Flower Show 2013

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Getting rid of slugs

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Fuchsias

Taking cuttings 
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Ideas for Hanging Baskets

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Tower Hamlets

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Overwintering Cannas

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Bitter beetroot

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