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bodger



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Location: Ever so slightly around the bend.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:38 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Christine wrote:
You could do with tidying up that greenhouse - it should be full of growing things this time of the year.


You cheeky tinker you.

The greenhouse was full to the top a few months ago, with seed trays and my polytunnel is now chock a block with the fruits of my labours. Yesterday I picked two buckets full of tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starting planting out into trays and more seeds ready for spring
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horace



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave C wrote:
horace wrote:
We have the same Clematis



Me too

I've only planted it this year, do you cut it back at all in the winter ?
OH cuts ours in spring  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not often I remember much about my childhood, but seeing your fourth picture, Bodger, reminded me of the garden of the house I was born / dragged up in.
Thank you for that.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

horace wrote:
Dave C wrote:
horace wrote:
We have the same Clematis



Me too

I've only planted it this year, do you cut it back at all in the winter ?
OH cuts ours in spring


Great thanks, do you know how far back he cuts it or how far from ground?
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horace



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OH is a she     as far as i know she cuts it nearly to the soil but i will check later
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't cut back each year and it seems to be OK but perhaps I should  
The honeysuckle, a climbing rose and a clematis all grow together on a trellis round the front door.



As you can see they were a little overgrown this spring so I decided to "prune them".
Out came the petrol hedge trimmer and away we went.
Now if you look at the photo the mains electric supply cable to the house is clipped to the wall under the bedroom window. OR IT SHOULD BE.
Unbeknown to me it had unclipped its self and got tangled up in the vegitation.
Yep, youv'e got it, the hedge clipper touched the cable, nicked the outer sheathing and a few sparks flew !!
It didn't cut the cable its self and the power stayed on but I thought better be safe so I rang National Powergen who sent someone out.
They stripped the sheath off 6 inches, checked the inner cables were ok and taped it up.
The bill was 298.53.
295 was for labour, 3.53 materials.  
Thankfully the NFU insurance I have covered it.
Don't think I'll let it get overgrown again.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be careful how you cut back, I cut this beautiful pink clematis right back hoping it would flower right from the base instead of a couple of feet up, it has hardly moved this year, to say Mrs HonkHonk is a tad cheesed off is the understatement of the year.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave C wrote:
horace wrote:
Dave C wrote:
horace wrote:
We have the same Clematis



Me too

I've only planted it this year, do you cut it back at all in the winter ?
OH cuts ours in spring


Great thanks, do you know how far back he cuts it or how far from ground?
About a foot  


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