Verdun


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It's not my birthday.

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 19:10

Yes Bekkie I have loads of bithdays  and birthdays . ,had to find a way of getting more pressies    Trouble is I am now 116 

 

 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 13:22

Lily,,sorry to hear about your friend's shingles.   Sounds awful.  Hope she recovers ASAP. 

tomatoes not looking good

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 08:52

Agree with welsh onion....cutting down the tree is drastic to say the least.  

Karools, have ??ou ever pruned your tree?    Did you leave apples on the tree a little too long?  Ripe, over ripe, apples will be attacked 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 08:45

Morning folks.

Dove......sounds like things are improving 

Panda, yes exactly that but keep them outside for a while yet of course.  think about developing a strong root system before flowering is the "secret" to growing many of these new varieties. 

Bit drizzly this morning ......very warm still 

When & how do blackcurrents need to be pruned

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 08:38

My "style" is similar to Obelixx.....minus the wine (tho I see the attraction

Because blackcurrants ripen at slightly different times over a period  and because birds like the fruit I cut out fruited branches over the fruiting period rsther than wait for whole bush to fruit.

After fruiting I look to remove a couple of old stems to the base to promote strong new growth.  I look to create strong branches throughout the bushes rather than leggy tall ones and this too encourages lots of fruit. 

Unlike gooseberries etc which are best grown on a "leg" ......clear stem off the ground .....blackcurrants are grown multi stems.  

A generous organic feed, watering and mulch applied after pruning. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 22:13

Panda, I would hold off plantIng tiki torch until spring now.  Not the hardiest to plant now.  I have divided mine ...mid summer .....and I will delay plantIng.  A fantastic plant if you also delay the flowering  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 21:29

Been very warm ESP this afternoon.  

Painted boundary wall this morning .......now looks sensational, amazing and wonderful    

Lent my trusty  stainless spade out on Sunday.  Could have used it today.  Hope it's looked after 

WatchiNg footie  ...what's the betting English clubs lose?  

PlanniNg to add more heleniums and grasses ....wonder which varieties (grasses) Woody will choose tomorrow. ....To extend a border . Panicum Shenandoah already growing elsewhere  will be added ....a lovely delicate underrated  grass 

 

Scented white phlox .

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 14:08

In a friend's garden a white sweetly scented phlox called White Admiral is lovely in mid summer ( will have to check that but pretty sure it's right)   I planted it believing it to be the best scented variety at the time 

grass patches

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:59

Sounds like it might just be the moss in the lawn  marypig, if it's blackened. If so it will soon recover .

Too much fertiliser can kill a lawn or patches of,it,where over applied. Hopefully your lawn will recover over winter.....next spring really.....if not re seed bare patches. I used to admire a neighbour's front lawn but one day it looked terrible.  Over dosing with fertiliser and/or  not watering it in can be devasting.

 

It's my birthday

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:48

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIZY LOZZIE, BOSSY LOSSY, BRASSY LASTLY, ......

start again........

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUSY LIZZIE  .....HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY 

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