“Pruning Helps Plants Thrive” By Feather, Sandy – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA), May 19, 2019

Q.: When is the best time to prune an azalea? A.: Like many spring-blooming shrubs, azaleas bloom on “old hardwood,” this means they set next year’s flower buds shortly after they complete blooming this year. In the event that you wait too long to prune them, you will remove many of next year’s blooms when you prune, especially if you shear your azaleas. Conversely, shrubs that bloom in summer and fall tend to bloom on “new wood later,” this means they set flower buds on the current season’s growth.

These shrubs should be pruned in late winter or very early spring, before they leaf out. Pruning can be an important cultural practice to maintain the health and appearance of flowering shrubs. Removal of dead, damaged, or diseased wood reduces insect and disease problems while allowing the pruner to catch problems before they get out of hand. Keeping the center of the shrub open to sunshine and air-blood circulation improves the development habit of the shrub while allowing interior leaves to dry quickly after rainfall or heavy dew — which can decrease the incidence of disease. Removing crossing stems eliminates potential bark damage, reducing the chance of disease or insect problems taking benefit of that damage.

Have had such a lovely day! More than made up for not wonderful birthday and 22nd wedding anniversary especially! I’ve booked an available room in what according to Trip Advisor is a very nice hotel, LateRooms guests hurtle between loving and hating, so if it’s slacks will be trouble there! Have booked a table for dinner within an Italian Restaurant close by and then on Monday we are going to Fountains Abbey before heading home Monday am prepared to see in the guests that are arriving that evening. So Steve needed some new tee shirts for our “trip” away, which is why he suggested the visit to the Trafford Center today.

I had also been trying to convince Steve that I was worth £33 of Alpha H skin care, he has remained resolute that I am not. Rather than go without a decent moisturizer anymore I made the decision that I would march into John Lewis and purchase Liz Earle Skin Repair moisturizer for dried-out skin, as though it was my right, which proved helpful! More like a case of “naff off you freebie hunting low life”. In order that was the haul. Oh, and Steve too got some t-shirts!

  • Gift of health
  • Jillian Lake
  • ‘Men In Black’
  • Removes the dead crust through exfoliation
  • Wear your loosest outfit

Does The Organic Make-up Company have any organic makeup that doesn’t have oil in it? A. This relevant question is one that we get all the time, because of the widespread belief that oil-containing products promote oil creation on the business lead and skin to break outs. That is true of petro-based oils like mineral oil, paraffin waxes, etc. These natural oils block pores, which lead to break outs, but vegetable waxes and oils don’t have the same impact. They may be dry oils and actually cause the oil glands to decelerate production of the skin’s oil since it senses that it’s well lubricated. We do not start to see the same result in the application of petro oils.

So, since I loaded everything I own ever, I have already been very aware of everything I have. Which is just way, way too much. So, I purged: I threw away and I gave away. I am not a hoarder, but I went through a phase of needless buying. I’ve a concept why I did it: I had been in a bored state of mind, therefore I shopped.

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