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Poetry D Jour by Beryl McMullen coming December, 2010


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« Reply #60 on: April 11, 2017, 07:17:31 PM »

You may have hit the nail on the head Gerald, it could well be the lack of watering, even though the accompanying plants thrived well.
Many thanks for your help. I'll still give the present tree chance to show some sign of life, it could be a late developer.
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« Reply #61 on: April 12, 2017, 04:37:26 PM »

Gerald,
I went back to the garden centre this afternoon to check out their Gleditisa and found that this particular tree is one of the latest to show growth. Returning home I took a photo shown below and am delighted to report that there are now many tiny buds breaking through. I shall heed the advice you've given with regard to watering.
Thank you.

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« Reply #62 on: April 14, 2017, 05:32:46 PM »

Hello Langy
Gleditsia are very strange trees, they may burst into life in March but may delay until July.
They are prone to root rots and root die back.
Sometimes they produce great numbers of seeds that germinate easily all over the surrounding area,
they can take over and become invasive.
The pods and seeds are food enhancers, put into foods they make you eat more.
Put into animal foods the animals put on weight more quickly but suffer Liver damage.
If you were growing this tree in some countries you would be arrested and sent to prison.
Bet you did not know that.
Everything said it is a quite attractive tree to grow in your garden.
Take care
Gerald.
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« Reply #63 on: November 17, 2017, 06:12:34 PM »

Evening All
Wait a little longer before you start pruning.
Gerald.
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« Reply #64 on: November 22, 2017, 05:41:15 PM »

Hello
If you have any garden questions post them on this forum and I will try to help you.
Research in the USA proves that people who garden have better sex lives and live much longer
without showing any signs of dementia.
Get out in the garden now.
Gerald.
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« Reply #65 on: November 23, 2017, 01:03:10 AM »

Well, that's another season over eh?

My flower beds have been rotavated over and most of the compost heap ploughed in.
Over three hundred spring bulbs planted, daffs and tulips.
The leaves have been 'blown' over the bottom fence onto the field where the herd of cattle have eaten almost all of them..
The garden pool has been cleared of Gunnera leaves and the filters have been cleaned ready for the pump switch off.
I could have a Heron problem if it wasn't for the fishing line trip wire deterrent, so that has been repaired

I've had a quote from a Paver this afternoon to extend and re-lay my patio. At present I have concrete slabs and some have settled and look a bit of a mess. After planting all of the spring bulbs I've decided to put back this patio project until after they have had a chance to flower, probably till May or June. There was so much upset to the spring bulbs and flower beds last January when the garden wall built and the trench spoil was dumped so this coming season I'll give it a better chance to settle down.

I've lifted the Dahlia tuber this year because I need to rearrange their location. I've got them stored in a cold frame for the time being until I can pack them better with sawdust when I empty my workshop extractor.
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« Reply #66 on: November 26, 2017, 03:31:22 PM »

Afternoon Everyone
We started to lift the Dahlia tubers this week as the foliage had now gone black after a bit of frost. Cut the stems
back to 3 inches and place upside down in a basket to let any water drain out.
Get the Runner Bea sticks in and before putting away soak the ends in a deep bucket of boiling water to destroy
and minute dangerous insects and fungal spores/ Make sure to treat BOTH ends.
Cut Roses back to half their height, trim again to 4 inches at the end of February.
Do not use Anvil Secateurs these badly bruise plants and allow fungal spores to enter plants.
More, lots more to follow.
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« Reply #67 on: November 28, 2017, 03:42:34 PM »

Hi G G all the Begonia tubas are drying out nicely in the shed ready to be wrapped up and 3 tubs of leaves for the the leaf mold,seems to be rotting down o k
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« Reply #68 on: November 28, 2017, 08:11:59 PM »

Hello Everyone
Have dug up the Dahlia tubers, cut off the tops to 2 jnches and put upside down in trays to drain and dry.
When using ByPass Secateurs always have thin blade against what you are keeping so if you are cutting Roses down by half,
the thin blade will be soil side. Used in the wrong way you cause bruising and die back.
Its these little things that give a better garden and crops.
Keep reading
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« Reply #69 on: November 30, 2017, 07:53:46 PM »

Evening Everyone
Soon be time to take cutting of a number of plants such as Black Currants.
Use good strong growth, weak growth will produce very weak plants.
Keep looking and do remember to clean all your garden tools.
Take care
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« Reply #70 on: December 01, 2017, 08:59:06 PM »

A Very Good Evening To You
If you like Broad Beans sow some seeds this weekend for early pickings next year.
Keep happy
Get Gardening
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« Reply #71 on: December 12, 2017, 06:02:21 PM »

Evening Everyone
I have been out and about looking at Garden Centres in the full Christmas Spirit.
The best with no shadow of doubt was Mappleborough Green Garden Centre. Super range of quality plants
and the whole centre decorated for Christmas in the most amazing way. A half size steam train coming out of a tunnel
blowing steam and smoke wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. You could not help getting into the full
feel of Christmas. Everywhere dressed up to look like Christmas.
An excellent Restaurant with good food and service to complete the visit.
Congratulations to James and his staff.
Best wishes
Gerald.
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