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'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 10:44

Morning Zoomer,    please correctly identify the plant and come back if poss,a pic is good especially if its in flower as it looks like quite a few Mile a min stuff..The grey matter is awaiting ,,, 

how much to chop

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 17:18

Sorry i didnt catch the same Q just before,im in cookoo land at the moment.

how much to chop

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 17:16

Many thanks folks for that just the job

I.D please :)

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 12:29

Hi Yuccaman,I followed your advice and everything is just right ,nice one matey  

how much to chop

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 12:17

Morning all, We inherited a few very large not sure which Honeysuckle and a 10 x 8 foot lovely Fuchsias bush,(Pics) as usual Honey suckle nothing low down,can i really chop back clean up,  and still get it to grow up high again to give us privacy. ,The Fuchsias this summer has grown 3 feet away from the fence it now has thickish branches and much too high, dare i cut it back to the fence and down to the top of the fence again for privacy, its not much flowered im told untill a FBB and Comfry wake up call it got when we arrived seems, i might have overdone the feed a bit as 12 feet is a bit much , but the flowers were stunning, can i start cutting heavy in Spring please many thanks all,

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A garden is the best medicine

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 10:33

Morning Frank, I also went into hospital on Saturday and came home on Monday with a new knee, only 3 days i know but i asked Kate to help me to the greenhouse and then check if anything needed a drink but no everything had been well looked after,  so we had coffee in the sun ,and was i glad to be home,  ( just for info i had the op in Sandringham private ex BUPA hospital nhs sent me there as iv been waiting a good while and iv had other ops as well , really great hospital ) anyway like you say Frank good to be back home ,take it easy,,cool erin Norfolk

 

Damson/plum and apple tree advice

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 10:17

Hi Amy, here is a start for you with pruning , its the RHS one good reading and nice and easy to get to understand about different types of tree pruning  good luck,hope its warmer where you r its a bit cool eiein Norfolk

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=90       

diatomeacous earth??

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 09:53

Shellsglam, please understand i know as much about spiders as i do about women  which is Nothing, BUT my Kate has been from childhood Terrified and i mean terrified of any spiders,screams in the garden mean im needed to move a spider to another location as i cant hurt them,i find them fascinating anyway when we were living in Tenby we had spiders as big as rats (nearly ) a neighboring allotmenteer said get some Conkers put on window sills and anywhere else spiders can get into the house Kate collected a bag full pollished them nicely and put them everywhere  and i mean everywhere, No spiders in the house hardly at all it worked for her, Now Conkers are free so how about collecting a few hundred and   throw  them in the garden it will cost you only a nice time being a kid again collecting Conkers ( for in doors you can now buy Conker spray for spiders) perhaps for later a little Conker tree. if not a flame burner might clear them,you can hire them for clearing weeds etc ,id go for Conkers  Good luck

Sieving soil - compaction?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 11:24

Hi Jordon we did the same with our new allotment,a field to begin with,we de-turfed it made large raised beds and i sieved all the beds using a big bread basket i fixed to 4 legs to shake the soil and de-weed ,and it worked very well, hard work but the result was really good,we then covered it all in 4/6 inches of manure and left it to the worms , the result was worth it ,your going the right way as Bob T/|G said hard work but you will be very happy once the allotment is in action god luck matey,nice and sunny erein Norfolk.

Nothing to do,with gardening

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:40

I was quite surprised to find that meerkats are  such horrible animals truth be known,sad but very true,but a great advert.

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