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Standard red robin - poorly!!!

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 10:24

Spring would be best I think.  Most other nematodes are used when it's warmer.

 

Good luck jess 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 08:29

  Morning dove

Everedge steel lawn edging?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 08:27

I made a concrete edge around my lawns.  It looks discreet, prevents grass creeping into the borders and .....unless I alter the lawn edge shape...is permanent.  It is wide enough to stand on but only about 4" wide. 

Plastic edges are useless. ,metal edges are too thin.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 08:14

Mizzle this morning.  Then rain then sunny later this pm.....so most everything.

My imagination perhaps but mornings do seem to be getting lighter earlier already.  

If the wet weather continues like this I will lay a sheet of polythene over my bare veg patch in February.  However, I think we will have ...by the law of averages......a good dry spell soon.

Have good day everyone 

 

Pruning a 25 year old Jasmine officinale severely

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 23:33

Hiya pepper

Yes you can prune it that much

Oh, I assumed a new wall.....as in concrete.  

 Best to go to b & q, etc.  and just see what style you like. Maybe you could have a word with your neighbour and see if a lightweight galvanised wire set up would be acceptable...?

Standard red robin - poorly!!!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 23:28

Hello Jess, yes there are nematodes for caterpillars.  

Just be vigilant from,the start this year. Torchlight visits in the spring will confirm snails.   Better than pellets. 

 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 20:35

I didn't grow sweet peas last year and missed them.  I like to grow them in one colour and by mid summer I have a wigwam of white flowers and another of red.   Always go for scented too. 

As an experiment I compared autumn with spring sown sweet peas for a few years and I concluded early spring sown were best.  They grew without any check in growth.  Autumn sown seemed to produce more foliage too...??  

I always pinch back shoots.....does anyone find this makes a real difference though?  

Far from an expert on sweet peas....know nothing of varieties, for example.....but usually germination is rapid without any form of chitting, etc.

What do you all think are the best scented varieties?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 20:17

Oh yes lily. I do, I do, I do 

Rosemary Bush

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 20:16

Tomsk,

In mid spring or in summer simply tear off some of the newer growth.....I like to get a heel.  I trim it back neatly and put into a 9cm pot of half perlite and half multi purpose compost.  I would take about 9.  Water in well.  Put in 3 thin sticks taller than the cuttings.  cover with polythene bag.  Put in warm spot out of direct sunlight.  After a couple of weeks or three remove poly bag.  They should root before summer's end.  

I would not plant another rosemary where the old one was.

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