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  1. Love the blog. Your English is suffering in the last entry, presumably from a surfeit of gardening. “I cut” for I can’t and earlier “of” for have in the first few lines.
    Keep it up.

    • Thank you. Corrections made. (Please note, the comment is from my Father!)

  2. Love the idea for bindweed which seems to follow me wherever I go. One border at front and one at back infested. I will try your solution.

  3. Hi Jo,
    Elaine’s hubby here!
    Enjoying your blogs very much. I endeavour to grow veg in our garden mini allotment with varying success and failure! (Don’t have enough time to do it justice unfortunately). I do have a greenhouse which is more successful though. Along with the tomatoes etc, I have some very young perennials in 3″ pots that are doing nicely. Would you recommend keeping them there over winter (in the greenhouse) to plant after the frosts in spring? And I’m guessing to keep them moist?
    Any advice gratefully received!
    Hope all the family are well. Say hi to Nick.
    Very best wishes
    Michael x

    • Michael, thank you for your lovely words, positive fed back is so valuable and encouraging. Don’t let your veg failures dishearten you, we all have them, it’s best to blame them on climatic factors!
      September/October is a great time to plant hardy perennials. The soil is still warm so the roots will quickly establish and grow, as winter draws in they will become dormant until spring, as the soil warms again the plant will take off and you’ll have a far more successful display in your first year than planting them in spring as they will have that head start. Just check that the perennials are hardy, if not wait till spring. If you are going to plant out before winter, do it now, November is leaving it a little late.
      Lovely to hear from you, love to Elaine.
      Jo x

  4. Jo, you are my garden crush! I love your blog and am going to get some anemone tomorrow!
    Am I too late to prune my apple tree?

    • Thank you! You might get a pretty pot of Anemone, cheapest to plant a few bulbs in Autumn, just like daffs. The Apple tree, is a bit late, I did the same thing a couple of years ago with the theory it can’t be too shocking until it’s in blossom and leaf! The result a smaller apple harvest, a lovely tidy tree and less disease. Love to hear comments and feedback, thank you!

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