thecatsmother


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loving-this-series-of-gardeners-world

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 21:06

http://www.thebeechgrovegarden.com/

raspberry--how-long-do-they-last-

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 17:06

Many things which would have been plumping up when we had the long dry spell seem to have suffered this year, unless they were watered as fidgetbones did. This year's fruits on my recently-discovered-and-rescued-from-brambles tayberry were small and hard. So I have just cut the fruiting canes right back to the ground and spread out the new ones. Hopefully next year they will do better.

taking-a-chance

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 14:51

It's been known about and widely used for a few years now in horsey circles as a midge/fly repellent for horses too

thecatsmothersmum

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 22:02

Come on come on let's paws for a moment here. I suppose you're all purr-fectly entitled to your opinion, but some of these puns are not really very a-mew-sing

whats-the-best-or-worst-tools-you-have-and-why

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 17:48

I have a pair of folding secateurs which I put in my pocket when riding my horse along overgrown bridleways. I just get him to stand still at brambly bits and do some horseback pruning! It's amazing what a difference it makes being about 9ft off the ground!

help

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 17:44

What about some of that angled cat fencing (attached to the top of your fence and projecting out as far as possible into/over your garden) so you can position your table & chairs sort of under it. Then plant things in troughs under your mesh fence and they can grow up and over the angled bit?


 

kolkwitzia-or-beauty-bush-shrub

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 17:26

strangely enough I was Googling this just yesterday - I found the following info:

Maintain the flowering performance of the beauty bush by pruning each year immediately after flowering. Cut back flowered stems to a sideshoot that hasn’t produced flowers or to a plump bud. Congested plants can have one-in-three stems removed, starting with the oldest. Old and neglected plants can be rejuvenated in the same way. Established plants tend to sucker and these may need to be removed.

This info was on the "July pruning" page of http://www.crocus.co.uk/features/_/articleid.977/   Now I haven't done ours yet even though it says July as it is still flowering so I will probably tackle it in the next week or two, as even if it's still flowering then I want it to have enough time to grow bewfore the winter.

thecatsmothersmum

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 17:15

In case anyone is wondering, yes, thecatsmothersmum, who joined the forum yesterday, is my actual mum .

Not sure if she realises I've already posted about her, on this thread - http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/tools-and-techniques/a-downside-of-this-weather/86515.html

Any other family/related/partners on this forum? (I mean to each other, not to me and my mum )

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 21:31

FG are you on any other horsey forums? I'm near Exeter. but know horsey people from other forums I'm on who live very near the shooting too.

electric-mower-

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 15:06

No SwissSue - *I* am thecatsmother

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Plant ID please

 
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Plant ID please

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Gardeners' Logic???

propagating magic :) 
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another ID please!

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major pruning of plum tree - advice needed

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dicentra silly mistake

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clematis recommendation please

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another few ID's please!

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too many plums?

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cerinthe seeds, when to gather

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another ID please!

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another ID please!

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flowering climber suggestions please

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damsels in distress (or rather, in dis pond?!)

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Where's Froggy? 4 frogs, can you spot them all?

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