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Confession Times!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 09:27

SInce this thread is just between me and the bedpost and confession is good for the soul, late last night I pinched a chocolate liqueur.  Then another, then......well, I got distracted and before I realised it most of them had disappeared.   No choice then, I had to discard the evidence so all gone now 

I now have to replace the chocs.  

Of course, this is a secret thread.  Anything you confess to will be used as blackmail...er, I mean treated in total confidence. Trust me, I'm Cornish 

Confession Times!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 09:27

SInce this thread is just between me and the bedpost and confession is good for the soul, late last night I pinched a chocolate liqueur.  Then another, then......well, I got distracted and before I realised it most of them had disappeared.   No choice then, I had to discard the evidence so all gone now 

I now have to replace the chocs.  

Of course, this is a secret thread.  Anything you confess to will be used as blackmail...er, I mean treated in total confidence. Trust me, I'm Cornish 

Serious stuff......no! Really

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 09:16

Sara, think I had SImon Templar......the Saint....at the back of my mind.  So, I am older than 27.    Don't recall ever watching it too much tho! 

 

 

Plants Online

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 09:11

Still think you are best served by not going the online route right now Ryan.  Getting your experience, training and thinking right locally seems logical to me.

 

Anyway, Ryan, you obviously have loads of support here.  We are all wanting you to do well 

Figs

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 09:07

Offen advice is conflicting isn't it?  Sometimes we have to decide for,ourselves what works.  

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 09:00

Geum totally tangerine now flowering again....lovely orange gems.  And pennisetum villosum with its huge white caterpillar flowers is looking good.

....just said, on hello FORKERS, that it's fine. ,well, it's pouring with rain now. 

Oh, fuschias of course.    Hardy Genii, snowcap and some tender varieties

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 08:54

Hello Forkers

Will think of you when the fireworks go,off then dove. 

Sunny at moment...actually quite nice.  Just cleaned out all the gutters....doesn't take lomg with the hose but I do get rather wet   Another job done

Prob get some more wallflowers in and tender stuff out.  ....it's not the cold but the wet that can do for them over  winter 

well, everything still standing in the garden.........

Figs

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 00:19

Right, I expect many will disagree with me.  I used to prune figs in the summer but they bled so much so now I do this in late December early January during our very short dormant season.  It works for me.  I try to create a bushy plant with lots of leaf axils where the fruit forms.  For me, you can prune as hard as you like. A bushy fig is easier to protect too....fleece in the spring over the embryonic figs.  Im also growing one in a pot...a cutting from 2 years ago.....and this will go in the GH over winter.  I will also prune this next month to create a compact plant with lots of spurs.  

Havimg said all that a near neighbour grows a huge fig and prunes only to hack off branches that get in his way.  Figs galore for him but he cannot reach them.

A friemd of mine also grows a fig and it simply grew and did not fruit.  I pruned last winter.  Tiny "embryonic"  fruits can be seen amd I hope for figs next year.  

I experimemt with my pruning somewhat usIng some logic based on how I see plamts flower amd fruit.  Always prepared to hear how others do these things.  We are always learning.

Choosing the correct rootstock

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 23:48

Thanks Bob

Will check it out 

...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 20:31

Thats sooooooooo funny.  Like it 

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