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Posted: 09/09/2015 at 15:33

You will need John Innes 3 and you cant just add a bit to the top you will need to repot. Verdun is right they do better in the soil rather than pots.  I actually planted one that was forced for mothers day and because it is in good soil in a semi shady spot in the garden it is now flowering in its second year and doing well.  They are easy to grow but need the right conditions.

My Willow or Hazel, which one and what's going to happen ??

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 15:28

My neighbour planted one next to the fence between our gardens and about 5ft from his extension.  My tree surgeon said he was mad and that it should come out as it will grow huge.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 15:14

Here's a bit of Autumn colour on a grey day.


Garden journal needed

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 13:34

Yes it does, I've got one too.  I also like the Kew one, its a bit bigger but it's a good alternative.

Remove leaves from grapevine to allow sunlight on the fruit?

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 13:25

I was given a grapevine a couple of years by a neighbour and I planted not expecting any fruit just for the greenery growing over a shed.

This year I've noticed that I have about half a dozen bunches.  Som are between the shed and the fence so I'm not expecting them to ripen but I have removed the leaves surrounding the other so that they can as much light/sun as possible.  I'm not sure I've done the right thing but it seems the sensible thing to do, that, and making sure they get enough water.

If anyone knows better I would be grateful for advice.


Posted: 09/09/2015 at 13:18

Morning all, Just back from another trip the hospital.  Consultant pleased with Hubby's eye he doesn't have to go back for two weeks, just eye drops and take it easy. 

Second trip to hospital planned for this evening to visit mum, hope I see an improvement.

It's grey here and quite chilly but I'm planning to have an hour or so in the garden, to blow the cobwebs away. 

Someone gave us a tip off about some second hand border supports from Harrods, can't remember who, but thanks.  I've ordered some.  Was it Fairy?

Once again, thanks for all your good wishes. 

Hope the back improves Pdoc, try not to get too down. 

Hope Flatters feels better soon Wonky.

Hugs to all poorly peeps.

Planting Blueberry Bushes

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 20:32

I works on Yahoo too, highlight, right click and select secure search.


Posted: 08/09/2015 at 20:24

Evening all, thanks for all your good wishes.

Took hubby in for his op and the surgeon said it went well, have to take him back tomorrow at 8.00 a.m. for a check up.  While I was there I went in to A & E and had them check my eye.  I had to wait 5 hours to see the Doctor. He says the infection is still in my eye lid and causing it to press on the cornea which is why I see double in that eye, so more eye cream and bathing with hot water.

Mum finally agreed to go back into hospital after a good talking to from her GP.  Don't know what the verdict is yet as haven't been able to go and see her today.

Can I just say how sick I am of hospitals.

Shrubs for birds' nests/cover

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 10:37

I know a lot of people don't like it but I have a fair bit of ivy growing in my garden and the birds really love it.  Because its old it has flowers and berries in the winter and attracts lots and lots of bees as it provides nectar late in the year.  Mine grows up an old tree stump and is alive with birds all the time.


Posted: 08/09/2015 at 10:25

Morning everyone, no phones or internet for most of yesterday so couldn't pop on last night to say hello.

Things are not going well with mum.  Doctor came to see her yesterday and said she should go back to hospital but she is refusing.  Not sure what I can do, staff at the home say they will call 999 if they feel necessary and hopefully the paramedics might be able to change mums mind, but if they can't then we wont be able to make her go as she is fully capable of making her own decision.

Had a call from hospital yesterday to say that hubby will probably have to go in for his op today, they should be calling us in the next hour or so to confirm.

Despite all of the above had a productive day in the garden yesterday.  Took ivy and trailing verbena cuttings for next years pots and baskets and did some general tidying up and weeding.

Hope everyone has a good day and all poorly peeps (and cats) feel better.

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