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Posted: 14/11/2013 at 08:23

Woody.....I sense ??ou will enjoy your back to work day ..hope so 

Morning everyone.  Cooler, sunny, windier but dry again.  

Forecast said cold next week.....snow for a lot of you further east and north from Tuesday.  Into winter with a bump 

Couple of things on my agenda today but no gardening.


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 23:16

Think you are right Angela.  Soil makes a difference.....heavy, wet n cold is bad news. A light free draining one in cold area will be ok

Camera Corner

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 23:10

Thanks David 

Making a patio border

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 21:58

Hiya doorbers

Just bumping your post up ......I know one or two here have experience of this so, hopefully, they will respond 

A picture would be good though 

Camera Corner

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 21:54

Nice story James.  My own dog was the character of the litter....yes, love at first sight.

Amazing picture David.  Been looking at some cameras online around the £300 mark. Nikons and canons.  Basically, what should I be looking for and compare?


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 21:40


Ring their helpline tomorrow to put your mind at rest.

Frost protection (I hope!)

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 21:37

I think  it's the white flowered camellias that are more easily damaged by frost/ thaw.  Camellias themselves are tough but the flowers get damaged by a quick thaw after frost.  A fleece cover should be sufficient 

No need to worry too much tonight here ....9 degrees.  

Lavender pruning

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 20:05

Hiya Jenny. 

Agree with comments about pruning.viz., in spring before flowerimg will flower in June so prune again after flowerimg.

I would bubble wrap your pots over winter and drape fleece over your lavendar.  Best to pop in couple of canes with tops to suspend fleece above foliage 


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 19:55

Yes woody they don't like being moved esp if roots broken up too much.  I found if dug up with good rootball there was no problem.

How does one recover from having a garden wrecked by cowboy gardners?

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 18:52

Maybe talk to,some neighbours to see of they know of someone.

I have seen so many cowboy least the mess they leave behind.  One was supposedly a head gardener who pruned a forsythia in early spring. these people think gardening is so simple that anyone can do it.....they plant the wrong plants in the wrong places, prune at the wrong time, etc and charge extortionate sums for their efforts.  I have seen gardens ruined.  And people in distress at what remains of their gardens.  

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