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Rhubarb blues...

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 19:01

I didn't.... What kind of top dressing would you suggest pls?

Rhubarb blues...

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 18:16

Hi folks, my rhubarb isn't doing well at all. Really short stalks and not at all fat. First year in the ground (had been in a pot for a couple of years before).  Any tips of what I can do to get a better crop next year? Thanks

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Surely these are slow or struggling?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 18:13

Your raspberries may need separating if they are three canes and not one plant.  I got differing advice on this when I asked earlier in the year. I started off by planting as one plant, but there was very little growth so two weeks ago I separated them into three plants and they have rocketed. I don't think now is the best time to do this, although I only did mine two weeks ago and they have really benefitted. 

This is how is was....

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And this is how they are now....

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Where are YOU?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 17:57
otnorot but just call me Bill wrote (see)

I worked 30 years with two fellows from Nottingham and they had such an accent it was very hard to understand them.Ronny Balchin was one fellows name and every one called him marbles.But Ronny and his wife were good friends of mine.It was a bit of a laugh when the two of them got together,then there was no chance of knowing what they were saying.

 Bill

Aye up me owd fruit! I'm a nottingham lass born n bred me duck.  Uni in Liverpool for 3 years, then Uni in Sheffield for a year, then the big smoke that is London for 14 years, then back to my beloved home county (well, on the edge in a small village between Grantham and Newark).  Int it grayet tu be on ear duckeh?! Aftu un ard day at wok it's luvleh to be at om in meh gradin! Am gonna wumph down a cob fomeh tea than gerrourt into meh green-arss fu sum plantin! Grayet int it?! Turah!

 

 

How to propagate Rhododendron

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 06:03

Let us know how you get on Catie. I'd love to so the same and would be really interested to learn how yours get on.

Help with Hostas' location

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 17:05

One of my favourite sights in the garden is seeing the hostas come up. This one always has beautiful purple sprouts (ermm, I'm sure thats not the right term but I hope you know what I mean!?)...

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Compacted soil

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 16:52

I've found that a quick dig during or after rain helps a little. Can be back breaking stuff but think of the savings on gym fees!

Rhubarb Crumble

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 08:52

Evaporated milk - now that is a blast from the past for me. I remember my dad always opening about an inch with a tin opener and us pouring it from the tin. yum! 

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 08:46

How many cats so you have Jean? I love the ninja photo. I have a soft spot for grey coats as my first cat was grey. Very handsome. 

Trixie looks adorable! Plus your garden looks very very tidy Tim!

 

Do I talk too much.?

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 08:40

Mike, you are integral to this forum! It is essential that you keep posting! I love your advice. I also like your narrative structure. In fact, you are a tip top perfick poster so please keep sharing with the folk on here. This forum is lucky to have someone with your depth of knowledge and experience. 

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Sorry about the Benny hill style photo.... 
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I want to gag!!

How do I get it off my hands...? 
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Bbc Gardeners World Live at the NEC - humph!

Hidden extras.... 
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Is this Elderflower?

And is anyone an Elderflower guru? 
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Sunflowers

Will they grow in pots? 
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Naughty Frost!

Tatie tips look tinged.... 
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Hurry up Friday!

I'm missing you! 
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Geum?

Or have I planted weeds?! 
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