Zoomer44


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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 19:52

Clear skies and sun here in this part of the NW. A frosty morning though and a tad bit chilly all day but no rain.

 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 23:26

It's gone very cold here in the NW down to 3 degrees this evening and dropping.

I've not had chance to get in the garden this week, sadly the Christmas spuds have been neglected and the foilage has all but died  will see what's in the bags at the weekend.

Strawberries

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 23:29

Strawberries don't need to be pruned or cut back, just take off the leaves which have died.

what decade is your garden?

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 22:58

Going a tab bit off topic but on the theme of  'concrete things' does anyone remember when 'garden gnomes' were in fashion. Everyone seemed to have one in their garden, my view was they were the height of bad taste but nearly bought one when it became fashionable for 'your gnome' to go on holiday and gardeners received postcards from their 'missing gnomes' on their travels.

  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 22:04

Warm and sunny here in the NW. 

Hadn't planned to do much in the garden but it was nice to sit outside reading  and I couldn't resist taking some shrub cuttings, not sure if they'll root.

I was hoping to collect seeds from what's left of the runner/french beans this year but the plants are painstakingly taking along time to die and some of the pods don't feel like they have beans in. Took some of the leaves off the plant to help the process along. 

Seaweed

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 21:51

You can also wash the salt off in a bucket.

What's for tea?

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 21:50

Sunny and hot here, so I went for a healthy option, today's tea was tuna salad followed by rubarb and apple yogurt, eaten on the patio, which made a change, can't say there have been many days where it's been nice enough to sit outdoors.  . 

SMALL KILLMARNOCK WILLOW

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 00:48

As pottiepam says' the graft may have failed.

My grafted Kilmarnock Willow, grown in a pot for years, is like a bonsai and  hasn't grown more than a couple of inches above the graft, it's possibly about 12 to 18inches high and didn't start to produce buds until I stopped pruning it two yrs ago.

If it's in a pot you could also try lifting it out and checking if the roots are healthy.   

What's for tea?

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 19:58

I missed lunch and didn't fancy home made soup and fruit for tea,so as it was Friday bought a Chinese on the way home, duck chow mein

Talkback: How to protect tender plants over winter

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 19:46

I tried growing a couple of tender plants one year. They did well during the summer but I wasn't sure about fleecing over winter, whether once covered, you left them all winter till the following spring or took the fleece off on warmer days. I also wasn't sure whether to dig them up and put in the GH.

In the end I tied both up, covered them in fleece and dug one up, to spend the winter in the GH. One was uncovered early spring but both died, they rotted in the centre, it was a particularly cold winter in 2010 but I haven't tried growing anything tender since then.     

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