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Latest posts by Verdun

Giving my Sage bush the chop.

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 18:18

Cut back very hard in spring.....and take cuttings.  They're easy.

However, still time ro cut back now and I would.  If will respond quickly.  Again take cuttings which will root by September.

Sage gets woody ..and ugly.....after  a couple of,years if no annually pruned

Weeping pear

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 18:13

I prune one for a friend.  Never flowered but this is 8' tall at least.

I cut out inside branches.  I prune branches to upwards buds for width and downward to narrow..  Yes, lift the skirt too.  Needs plenty of space, good focal point where it is........and that silvery green foliage looks good with sunlight on it.  Doesnt  need flowers 

Saxifraga

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 18:05

Birds offen peck out centres of saxifrages.  Not my strength but wildlife guys may confirm 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 18:03

Hello forkers

Not a bad day......odd sprinkles,that all.

Im a bit of warmonger at times.  My young niece hand brake adjusted today.  Just a few mins the service guy said and it will not be charged....under warranty.  Anyway the garage decided to charge  her £80.  After quite a rumpus they waived the charge......luckily I was there.  Would it be awful to admit I,enjoyed the argy bargy?

Then I lose my bank card.  ......well I retraced my steps to work out where it might possibly be.  Then I needed to provide ID.  Credit card, driving licence were ok but the bright spark at the supermarket decided I needed to produce a utility bill.....????  "manager please" I demanded.  Issue sorted.  

Braced for hurricane Bertha now...............

It's my birthday

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 17:50

Fairy!  You have me so wrong 

Each of us can be special here on our  birthday.....if we know 

cuttings

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 08:51

Cuttimgs taken now .....usually softwood ......are left until I see signs of roots or new growth.  Roots are a giveaway......clearly they are growing.  New growth does not always mean rooting.

Hardwood cuttings........leave over winter.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 08:43

Never gets cold down here Bekkie.......hee hee hee 

Sambucus Nigra

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 08:39

Margaret, looks ok to me

Had you pruned it early this year you would now have a denser bush......no flowers though.  

Although elders grow in areas situations a little extra watering helps produce a lusher look.  

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 08:30

No, Bekkie.  Domt be greedy......do,??ou know how much butter is?

Lovely morning.  Just a little rain here last night. ,still very warm

Same here Clari......my nose is looking like a tomato.   My cherry toms though......prob couple of days more for bigger ones.

Oh! Spoke too soon....looking dark out there suddenly

Astrantia Addict

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 21:36

Sure they will,be just fine.  Not a fan of bare roots though. Roma is nice though.....flowers well 

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