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red ants

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:33

My mother always used boiling water on ants in the garden, but I guess it would not be too good for the soil.

Pallets

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:32

No expert, did you have to plane the wood first to get that wonderful finish?

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:29

Nut, just had a look and I'm wondering if you could get the plants to either Northampton, Luton or even Oxford; but that last one is 85 miles from you.

Rosie, do you know anyone who does trips in that direction, I seem to remember that you travel a bit?

Last year we had a map showing where people were located, anyone remember the name of that thread?

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:23

Nut, I will be going down to Somerset in mid May; I know you said that you could manage about 70 miles, so will look on the map to see how far that would take you, and we'll see if anyone can help there.

If all your plants were transferred to bags, just for the journey, they would not take up much space and at a push I could take them.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:17

Lizzie, that is sooo true about housework; by the time I'm back in the house from the garden it is nearly dark, so don't notice the mess.

Spent 3 hours yesterday afternoon scouring out pots with disinfectant Never want to see another pot again!

Lawn full of worm casts - please help!!

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 21:40

Worm casts are supposed to be the MOST wonderful soil/growing medium?

Vygies/Ice Plant

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 21:37

Welcome Khakibos; the name ' iceplant ' applies to many different species as far as I can see, Vygie looks familiar to me and I would think it would work here in the UK if you are not too far North, but do not expect it to survive the winter.

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 21:26

Rosie

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 21:25

About 35 years ago, I noticed an old chap in Goldhawk Road West London, come out of his front door with a scythe and cut his tiny lawn, I just stood there with my mouth open; I had never seen anyone use a scythe. He gave it a brilliant cut, cleaned the scythe and went back indoors.

This is how the rolling acres of the big estates kept the grasslands cut.

Volunteer Work

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 21:18

Mikey, what you are doing is wonderful, both for the cemetary and actually for you

 

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Wow, what a sunset!

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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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