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Posted: 07/12/2015 at 19:56

Dave.....some people are incredibly offensve.  There are some lousy people out there.. I know it bothers you would bother me too....but just get it out of your head as quickly as possible.   

a few years back I tried gardening for a a hobby it is great but as a job it can be difficult.  I quit after one summer mainly because I was treated as a servant by some.  (I don't do servant very well )   I worked hard one day and the following week called again to be told I hadn't done much the week before.  I went through what I did and received an apology.  I downed tools and, despite frequent phone calls, I refused to go back.  

Dave, it would not surprise me if this ungrateful oik asks you to work for him's often the way it works.


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Posted: 07/12/2015 at 17:28

Who me? 


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 17:25

Won a few 100 metres ....ok, 100 yards the 1800's so I can run pretty fast Edd 


well, is it a sign?

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 17:14

Dont think that politician was called Percy.......

now something serious....pansy mentioned toblerone 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 16:38

Moved a couple of plants, planted a couple.  Removed and discarded some big  plants that have served their loyalty from me I'm afraid  apart from the wind it has been a pleasant day with even a spot or two of sun

did some minor indoor repairs too plus caught up with issues to resolve.  

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Posted: 07/12/2015 at 16:31
Excellent Edd. Just a few days then. The worry is always worse than anything

Help please.

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 12:17

Kate, update,your anti virus programme.  

Too late to espalier?

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 08:36

The peach can simply have those branches gently spacout and tied in as a fan....not espalier.

the apples...if you have the wires in, cut the main stem to just below or just above It.  In spring look for 3 buds...the top bud to produce the leading main stem and 2 just below the wire and either side of the main stem.  Rub out all other buds.  Let the side buds produce branches at 45 degrees or so and in mid summer gently lower to tied to wire. Next year allow 2 more side buds to produce branches for the next wire.  I would cut back now.


Posted: 07/12/2015 at 08:29

Hello forkers.

windy, sunny, dry and feeling very mild. 

Bad situation with the floods.....feel so sorry for the plight of all those affected.  Hope nobody is overlooked or forgotten up there. As Fairy aaid on the other side of the world bush fires are causing huge problems too.



Posted: 06/12/2015 at 22:56

Ah....Fairy will put one of her spells on me now but......

John,,you MUST use ericaceous compost when you repot.  Definitely.  For sure. Without doubt.  Temporary or permanent it must ALWAYS be ericaceous compost.  If you don't your azalea will suffer and die. 

Remove grass, weeds, etc and use ericaceous john innes......not ericaceous mpc.  And don't cover the rootball any more than it is now.  


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