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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 09:35

Bootiful day here, have to run a few errands and then planning on getting into the garden.  Have some plants to pot up and will prune hydrangea limelight (now that Verd and others have given me some advice). 

Really aching from the last two days but have enjoyed being in the garden so much. 

Had to get up at about 1.00am this morning as I suddenly realised I hadn't closed up the greenhouse and the cold frame.  I thought we might get a frost as we had had such a clear day. Really annoying as I was just dropping off to sleep when the thought entered my head.


Posted: 14/03/2016 at 09:12

Welcome Joannie, you'll find lots of people who can provide help and advice and maybe we can pick your brains too.

Pruning Hydrangea Limelight

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 20:34

Thanks folks I'll take a look at it tomorrow.

Scarifying: what is it?

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 20:31

I bought one secondhand from ebay and its great.  I know it only  gets used once or twice a year but it does a really good job with minimal effort and really makes a difference to the lawn.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 17:13

Been lovely all day in Kingswinford, sunny and mild.

Pruning Hydrangea Limelight

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 17:04

When I read up on it Verdun it said to cut back to 2cm above old wood, does that mean that if I cut into old wood it wont flower?

Pruning Hydrangea Limelight

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 15:46

I planted a Hydrangea Paniculata Limelight last year and it flowered beautifully.  Not sure if I should prune it this year and, if it does need pruning, not sure how to do it.  I've looked at it and can't tell the difference between the old and new wood.  I'm keen to keep it in check as I don't want it to grow too large.  Can anyone help.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 15:36

Loved your timely response Pat.  Have just come in from the garden and ate a lovely BLT.  Finally got to sleep about 4 this morning when painkillers sorted out aches and pains.

Been back in the garden this morning and finished the mulching, also pruned some more shrubs, fed clematis and roses, scarified lawns and tidied shed.  It's not looking good for tonight is it Never mind the garden looks lovely now, well it will when the lawn has recovered a bit.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 15:19

Thanks David, I'll get some fresh compost and plant them out, as soon as I can bend my back again  The are going into the usual large half barrels.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 15:15

Another busy day, finished mulching the borders, loaded the van with green waste ready to go to the tip. Shed tidied out.  Lawns scarified and edged with half moon cutter.  Fed the clematis and the roses.  Absolutely shattered.  Weather georgous.

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