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Salix Flamingo

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 23:20

Hiya jack, I take the time to trim all dead shoots....usually they are on the ends of stems........back to healthy buds every spring.  This makes a visible difference to the plant.  I'm very fussy about doing this. 

Salix Flamingo

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 21:36

They move quite well now. ,I've moved a few of them without problems trying to get best spot.  Avoid too dry positions though

DOGWOOD

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 21:34

True dogwoods are adaptable but for best strong upright wood good living helps

So fed up with all this rain!!!!

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 18:27

Yep,,Phillippa, you prob are the only one who enjoys gardening in the rain . However it's been dry here this afternoon, even sunny, and I've managed to get stuff done.  dry spells will happen and when they do seize the opportunity. during the recent wet spell I have cut the lawns, trimmed bushes, planted out, cut back and erected a mini poly tunnel 

****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 18:20

That's bloody awful KT53. please keep us informed if it helps you.  Wish you well too.  The powers that be should be informed of their ineptitude.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 17:32

It's been lovely afternoon.  Rigged up a temporary poly tunnel to house the rest of my tender perennials today. Now all cosy and dry.  Few more wallflowers planted out too.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 12:41

Now a beautiful sunny spell.  Maybe for whole afternoon?  

dahlias

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 12:39

Yes Ron but each tuber needs a stem.  I separate tubers by pulling stems apart. you can pot them up now using dry compost. 

DOGWOOD

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 12:36

For me dogwoods respond to a good feed in spring esp if cut back hard.  

Those spindly branches should be cut hard back too.  Summer moisture is important too.  

Not gardening but a computer question

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 12:31

I have iPad and a desktop computer.  For heavy work, for "typing" for printing photos, etc. etc I use desktop.  The iPad is a convenient "fun" machine.  I have considered a laptop to replace my desktop.....getting rid of all those wires, etc.  However, desktop is reassuringly solid and I would miss it.  All in one machines are tempting too.  Prob the choice I will make

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