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something in the air

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 11:42

I don't know if I am alone in finding that the forum has a new atmosphere about it these days. I can't put my finger on it, but it doesn't have the happy feel about it that it did before.

I just want to say that I came upon it by accident after I was forced to be housebound for a few days. I immediately enjoyed the banter and the knowledge that was to be got from it at the same time.

There are a lot of very enthusiastic gardeners out there all willing to take time to help others. I can honestly say that, just by reading other people's problems, I learned about things that I didn't even know were a problem!

I hope that in my turn I have been able to help others. I know my style isn't to everyone's taste. I am from Yorkshire and I can be blunt. Not a lot I can do about that. However, I have always tried to be polite.

I don't want to have to press ignore buttons. I don't want to have to wonder if someone will be trying to work people up for nothing more than the fun of it. I'm off now. You won't be hearing from me again. It has been an interesting few months and I genuinely wish you well.


Old sick apple tree?

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 09:32

I would have offered some words of help Ping but I was told yesterday by Jim Macd that my only skill is in watching trees grow. I'm sure he will be able to give you better advice than that. 

But one thing I can do is give you a little push up to the top of the list.

What should I do with these apple trees and when?

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 09:28

Still waiting for a reply to my post of 19.43, Jim

Rose changing colour......

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 08:18

The rose will lose its leaves and "go to sleep" until the spring.

The leaf buds are at the point where the leaves join the stems. Flower buds are at the end of the stems. The hips are where the plant stores its seeds. They are the swollen remains of the flowers. Generally, they are cut off after the flower is finished asthey take   the strength away from the plant. Some roses such as rugosa roses are allowed to keep their hips because they are decorative.

Poached this morning!

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 20:52

Peter, I know only too well who Frank Zappa was!  Fried up spaghetti is great.


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 19:56

Hello, no. I.'m going to stick my neck out and say about 12 feet, depending on your soil etc. Probably be told I'm incorrect by one Jim McD, though.

What should I do with these apple trees and when?

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 19:43

Jim, I see that you are somewhat younger than myself and therefore are lagging behind me in applying what you have learned over the years. 

Perhaps you would care to tell the forum how you came to possess your expertise and  ability to disseminate expert advice to other poor benighted folk.

What should I do with these apple trees and when?

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 18:44

Better luck next year, Berghill

IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 17:57

You could get back into practice with photos of dilbert hanging out of his window dilbert up his ladder and last but not least dilbert looking at auntie's bloomers.

All the best to all of you.

lets chat

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 17:46

Well, MsB, if she does, you won't know a thing about it, will you?

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