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Advice please

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 18:41

How about a holly RAGDOLL?  Lovely varieties out there like Handsworth New Silver and Golden King.  Berberis Darwinii is evergreen, tough as old boots with orange flowers in spring.  viburnum dawn has lovely fragrance duri g the winter.

I know it's not totally maintenance free....??ou should prune it in spring but it's easy peasy.......but what better for bees and butterflies?  

Are slugs still about?

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 18:28

I'm in the kitchen ........I'll get my coat ......

Are slugs still about?

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 18:27

Don't get slugs or snails where I am........

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 18:22

Had to chuckle at those 

Not a joke folks but I thought it so funny.  A chimpanzee who could speak some words apparently said something like "it was him" pointing to a guy blaming him for some misdemeanour.

And Ed Balls maintaining those  high standards of our politicians by parking in a disabled bay.  The head of victim support going to Pakistan with a group of armed thugs to sort out a domestic dispute over there.  Aren't our "betters" wonderful?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 18:12

Stacey what about Japanese painted fern?.athyrium niponicum?  Ursulas red is one I grow and it's a beauty. ,silver blue leaves with red veins and reddish stems. ,needs shelter from strong sun, good soil, good moisture.  Mine grows to about 2' high and more across.  I had to move it a few times to give it perfect spot.   Ok, not truly evergreen but near enough for me.  Check it out.  There are some other similar varieties.

Dryopteris The King is evergreen for me and is lush but 4' tall plus for me.  But it's such an easy fern growing anywhere I think.

You have me wanting to get another fern now. 

Ok chicky.  Have arranged good weather for your date.  Jack Frost may invite himself though 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 17:57

Fairy, you are naughty but I like you 

Lily, Peugeot 208.....its supposed to be very economical and it has new gadgets.  I like gadgets   However I like the car I have now.  Not too sure I need or want to change.  Love the game playing with the sales guys though.  Can tie them up in knots 

KEF, it's small car but you can sit in the boot 

Making a cake lily?  

Dove, camper?  Maybeeeeeee

Temps getting down to 4 tonight maybe less......

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 17:12

Hello folks.

Welcome Poddington.  Nice to have you here 

Today it's been sunny, then wet,  then sunny.    Such a wet but mild winter

Fun n games today about changing my car.  Always....always...they give me their "best price" until I start to haggle.  The difference runs into hundreds of pounds!  

 

 

Moving fruit bushes

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 22:34

Tracey, it makes sense to plant as you have said 

If you don't feel ready to split your rhubarb then don't.  Sort your fruit this year then consider the rhubarb for next year.   It doesn't all need doing now.  

Can I really plant these peas and carrots so early?

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 22:27

Laura, I have sown that early here.....west Cornwall.....but it's not really wise for you up there I think.  I'm much less than a mile from the sea too.  Wait a tad longer but you can put those cloches in position to warm the soil 

Moving fruit bushes

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 20:34

Tracey, you will need to allow reasonable distance between plants....what spacing can you allow? 

 I guess they would   fruit if you move them but those that are moved I would give them a chance  to build up energy for next year.....best in the long run. 

Rhubarb can be dug up and divided now.  Always better in sun but partial shade will be ok.  If you split your rhubarb dont pick any this year.  Get plenty of compost in there too.

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