Verdun


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For MOLLIS

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 17:21

I have to confess to being over aggressive to Mollis.  I want to apologise.....hope she will accept it 

I can see now how all her posts here are pleasant and I misjudged the tone of her thread.  She is clearly a very nice lady with a big support here.   I sincerely thought my reply was tactful.....not  being aware of exactly what she meant.  On reading again I can see her thread was one of reminiscence and goodwill and clearly being enjoyed by many here.

so Mollis, if you are about, sorreeeeeeee 

FRANK IS COMING

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 17:04

Storm Frank that is!  

Latest seems to be lots of torrential rain and strong winds for later tomorrow and Wednesday.  

Earlier reports were suggesting 100 mph winds but I think they will pass further north now.   Hopefully so.

so far most of the stormy weather has by passed here but everywhere is wet underfoot.  A result of our warm weather.  

Busy, busy, busy

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 16:49

Pauline contact the police asap .......those dogs may cause some serious trouble for someone if you don't.   Bypass that lazy warden by contacting the Council direct too or at least inform him you will go over his head because you are concerned, poss frightened? 

Been pretty good gardening weather here but now raining. Ordered a few more seed and onion sets.....too lazy this year to sow onion seed. 

Sad apple tree

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 16:39

Almost snap dave

Sad apple tree

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 16:34

Oooooo.  Whether its a spur bearer or tip bearer is irrelevant at this stage.  Also I would have tackled this in September but now is fine. 

I would hit it hard.....remove all dead and diseased branches to go with the cliches.  Select then the best well spaced branches and shorten them.  Cut back all whispy stems completely.  Shorten others to just a few buds on those main branches. Remove ingrowing stems completely.  

Next August remove all water shoots...there will be lots...and spur other stems from the main branches.  August because possibly you may have some fruit in 2017.  Aim for a vase shape, if you can.

How to make Viburum "Eve Price" flower

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 15:29

No, use powdered/granular potash Tom.  Liquid is not enough 

December sprouting?

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 12:41

Ewe must be joking Hosta 

Why doesn't my skimmia have any berries?

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 12:32

Ah!  Nandina prob waiting for it to turn cold before it itself turns red, orange, etc  

check out arrhenatherum bulbosum for contrast.  A bright white grass that will lift any area,,esp if shady, in winter

Carrots - what's the secret?!

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 12:16

....but never let soil dry out too much.  Re watering will cause carrots to split. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 12:14

Not yet KEF but could be any day now.  First I thought I was just fat but doc said no 

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