Verdun


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Too soon to Prune Roses?

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 15:39

Prob best to wait another 4 weeks Leigh.  Just in case we get a very cold spell 

I prune early but very mild here

Fruit Cage

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 15:37

Sounds good to me too Andy

i agree with so much that Steve has said....Ben Sarek is one I would have suggested too....compact bush and prolific fruiting.  Ditto too the espalier gooseberry or double cordon. Ditto too with autumn raspberries being outside....hey Steve, you have taken my thoughts 

cordon gooseberries can simply be cheap bought "maidens" or cuttings of your own.  Pruning is simplicity itself.

You can build up your compost level year on year....no need to rush that.

simply your choice about layout Andy

how about a blueberry or two in pots in there? 

All this talk of fruit is making me think of summer.......

 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 12:50

Yes Dove.  I know someone who works in local rescue centre and "jumped the queue" there for any suitable incomers. Good thinking about nurses and home help people.......didn't think of that.  .  I have dog walkers,,friends etc., etc. all on the look out for a middle age dog. 

a puppy would bring so much happiness to these guys Dove.  Can they cope?  A question I have asked of them both. Are they ready for the grave?  No way 

 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 12:03

Piggie in the middle lately.   

Elderly neighbours lost their doted-on dog few weeks back. both are desperately sad, lonely and lost.  I have been spending( too much) time looking for another dog for them.  They are lovely, lovely people with loads of love and time to give to a dog.  She is relatively fit ...almost 80; he is mid 70's...and be has some mobility problems.  

Up to now I have been looking for a dog 5 years or thereabouts.....small, lap size,,cuddle size really.  It is a slow process....i have been to visit a few kennels but none suitable.

they...the neighbours...ring me daily.  This morning she saw an ad for a puppy.  She is desperate for it.  He is worried they cannot manage.  Whilst she was out I went to see him and we talked at length.  She says they are not too old.  He is worried about what might be. 

I will take them to see this puppy if they decide they want it

so folks........too old?  Live for today? (That dream small dog on their laps could be this puppy cuddling with them  tonight or tomorrow    I feel they will be swayed by what I say

not a major problem as most are on this thread but thoughts appreciated 

buddleia

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 11:45

Well said  Lyn.......we tend to think everyone is talking about davidii.  

Did you mean yes there Tetley?  I think you typed wrong word....wot u like? 

Used growbags

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 11:40

I prefer pots to growbags anyway.  Regular potting on until tomatoes fit a 5 litre pot.  They do not dry out as quickly and you can make up the compost as you like to 

How can a certain plant website get away with charging so much !

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 11:35

Aster, we had a thread here called "the good guys" where we discussed the good suppliers and those we should avoid 

if it is lost in the ether now we could start ut up again 

buddleia

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 09:01

Thanks.  Always tempted by it.  Less vigour an attraction for me too.  Will you buy me one please Tetley?   I did say please? 

How can a certain plant website get away with charging so much !

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 08:57

Sounds perfect for me Richard......will check out your goodies 

Fruit Cage

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 08:54

Andy.....nothing personal.  Bamboo and landscape fabric get my blood boiling.  respect to anyone in the firing line  Busy has a huge garden and I quite understand her views.  (We have to have some disagreement on the forum albeit good natured) 

you need a metre between fruit bushes at least if you prune them but nearer one and a half I think. I have 2 metres spacing.

how about cordon gooseberries Andy?  you could get in several varieties of high class  fruit?  

I'm sure you can find a spot for your strawberries......rotation is so important for them I think.

 

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