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flumpy1
Does anyone remember the flump?
Supernoodle

The sweets? Yep. the programme? Nope.

flumpy1
Thats why i chose the picture and name flumpy because it reminds me of my childhood

I am on a course at the moment and we were just talking about the flumps, the young ones on the course did not know what we were talking about!!

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Forester2

Hello flumpy - we could do with some damp Lancashire drizzle here at the moment - with all this lovely warm weather my ground has baked hard.

flumpy1
Morning forester2, well we got a little rain yesterday and jack frost is out this am, hey no work until tuesday Whooopeee!
Lyn

Will you be gardening this weekend flumpy, have you any questions for us on this gardening forum?

flumpy1
Susan Hughes, i know what you mean, where i work on two of us remember the flumps, i loved them
flumpy1
Percy theres a cloud following me, if you watched the flumps you will remember that ha ha
flumpy1
Lyn, me and my hubby are building a long raised bed, i have bought some red sedum plants to go in, cant wait to see them flower in summer, what will you be up to?
flumpy1
Percy theres a cloud following me, if you watched the flumps you will remember that ha ha
Lyn

Same thing, we are also building a new long border, there was a row of dreaded conifers there which we dug out, hardwork and we have been doing it for months, but it is well worth it.

I love the sedums, they will be covered in bees and butterflys later.

flumpy1
On the other side of our garden there are two big conifers that are taking over, i want to get rid of them and put two holly trees there instead, how did you get rid of yours?
Lyn


This was when we started, next is how it is now. 


 

 

Got a strong OH to cut down and dig them out, depends how big yours are though, you dont want to wear him out. He has just said that if they are over 18inches in diameter, he would have had a machine . You may need someone with a chainsaw then either a tractor to pull the roots out or a stump grinder. May be a profesional job. It will cost a lot.

 

 

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flumpy1
You have done a good job there, lovely views by the way, our conifer is about 7ft high, think we could cut with a hand saw but looks like a lot of digging for the roots, think we need some weetabix for breakfast, i would send you a photo but our house got burgled two months ago so no camera :'(
Lyn

The roots wont be too big on a 7ft tre

ours were 25 years old and 28 of them,, you need an iron bar and a pick axe or matock, dig around the root, out a bit from the trunk, then just pick away, when you come to a long root, just snip it off, they will come out when you start to dig the ground for planting.  

The view here is beautiful, i am very lucky to be able to live here. This was today, coffee on the patio, Dartmoor hills in the distance.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

chicky

Wow Lyn - that is pretty special

Lyn

Thank you, chicky, its very special to me too. It is very hard work as i have only been making this garden since 2012, started digging borders in winter 2011. Its all from cuttings and seeds which I have grown myself.  There are a few Bare root plants all from Parkers sales

Its a huge garden about a third to half acre with lots of borders and a veg bit.

flumpy1
Lyn me and my hubby will meet you on the patio for breakfast ha ha, only joking, it. Looks lovely Lyn, enjoy every minute