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Posted: 03/07/2013 at 10:50

Morning olive tree

Prune now if it's finished flowering.  Simply cut out those stems that have flowered back to where you can see new shoots starting to grow.  It's these that produce next year's flowers.  If its fairly new dont remove older branches but it's advisable to take one or two old branches right back to the ground every year or two. 

Pruning keeps your bush floriferous and compact. ,

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 09:10

Hiya fidget

We have a guy with aspergers helping out at the foodbank.  He LOVES it.  His carers say he is at his happiest pushing trolleys of food.  We can near him coming.....he sings so loudly ne makes us laugh.    I'm aware of the dangers some addicts pose and  gardening is not the solution for everyone.  I will have to think more on this one I guess

Advice for a newbie

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 09:02

Hi resander

Good to have you on the forum

Not a great herb grower....but grow a few

Can you increase the depth of soil there?  No chance of digging deeper?  Or add compost to raise the level?

You need to remove all roots ....thorough digging now is essential.  Every trace of mint, blackberry etc, ok?

I would then add blood and bond, chicken pellets, etc.....before any planting.

Seeds should germinate now but check each seed packet.  Maybe buy the odd plant like mint, thyme and oregano.  I would not put any of these in your soil....instead pot these up.  They are invasive if planted in the ground and will simply take over

Best of luck ken 


Posted: 03/07/2013 at 08:51

Hiya fidget..all this is what you do not want, is it?   Do whatever you are comfortable with.  Sounds like not too much damage then?

My niece was hit by driver who drove off.  4 weeks later I caught him....had his number......and coNfromted him to his shock.  Not great damage done but got £400 cash from him that day.  For me it was's my way..but others prefer to let things go

Damp but already brightening up....currently radio says 24 degrees over weekend.

Busy today but garden now takes care of itself so prob cut lawns later

Oh...good morning everybody

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 08:40

Funny, isn't it?  For me it is invasive.  Leave well alone then.  nice foliage plant.  I have  persicara red dragon....for some it's invasive but not here......?

I will retreat with my have one.....between my legs..

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 00:03

Meant to say earlier at the foodbank we had a discussion we do when the hecticity lapses.....about the affect gardens and gardening can have on those with autism., drug and drink issues, general depression,  etc.,  etc.  Our local MIND group wants volunteers to teach and work with these people in a garden environment.   The tv prog tonight was well timed  for me. .Love your garden helped      convince me to find out more.  


Posted: 02/07/2013 at 23:47 own of course....with Cornish clotted cream

Or apple pie with Cornish clotted cream

Cream tea with Cornish clotted cream

Cornsh pasty

Saffron cake....cooked Cornish way

MOB rants

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 23:43

People are so rude...everywhere I go people row with me

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 23:38


Nice to see your post. Talk of your demise was premature then!  

Now, can we get Brumbull back?


osteospermum variety recommendation

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 21:59

There are some hardy white osteospermum I grow ....eklonis?  Forget name.

For summer Gweek variegated is a stunning pure white ...glistening large white ....flower.

A hardy lovely hardy pink is Cannington Roy

None of the yellow varieties are hardy....yellow voltage is the best but won't survive north of Cornwall over winter

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