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New Rockery

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 20:20

That really would be the best solution; move all that plant material, hire or buy a shredder, put it on your compost heap and have a sunken rock garden; really far more interesting and a sun trap for some plants and others will like the shade on the other side. ..and a place to hide from the world when you want to

Horticultural Films

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 20:16


Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 20:15

Me too

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 20:13

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 20:13

I'm spitting feathers... But I will get to see it another day.

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 20:08

Oh poor BM, the way to do a job you are not keen on is to FOCUS totally on it, then your brain has no room to be bored or to start complaining about it. If you DO feel bored, then you know you are not focusing enough Sounds harsh, but it is true. I could garden till the cows come home but I find most housework a bit tedious, so I force myself to do it with full concentration, and then the job gets done well and I feel saintly for having done it.


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:59

BM, I would keep spare plants in plastic pots standing in gravel trays (the ones without holes that you put under seed trays which do have drainage holes) with 2cm of water (I'm guessing you are a busy mother and don't have time to water each day) and then when you need to fill a gap in the border, bury them half way down in the soil so they don't get too hot. I am not thinking HUGE pots, smallish plants in 12 to 15 cm pots. If all goes ok, and things are not too crowded then you could dig a little deeper and plant the thing

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:54

FG, excuse my ignorance what bird is that? Lovely pics especially the dust bath

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:50

Sooooo....the shredder saga continues. I took the small mutt for a walk at 6.15 this morning, (poor little thing she was practically comatose at that hour) so I could get back and pack the thing by I then waited...and waited...until 2.00 pm when I heard a van slow down. Dashed out onto the pavement and a large white van with 'day and night courier' written on the back was about 40 feet down the road. Tesco use a firm called Yodel () to do their collections. I waved and tried to look needy and he drove off slowly, didn't turn around in the little side road there and I'm saying 'oh you numpty' under my breath...and off he goes! So I waited....and waited...and at 7.01pm I called Tesco and eventually (after 8 minutes) got put through to charming Scottish Davie who was very apologetic and said 'just leave the thing outside tomorrow'. We then discussed other things, (he recommends Isle of Jura as the best whisky.) He then said that if I was interested in the £75 shredder he would give me £20 off and he has paid that sum into my credit card. So he was charming and helpful, but I don't want to spend £55 on a shredder (in my dreams I would like a hand shredder as an old friend had 40 years ago, but no one does them that I can find) They had my address quite upside down, NOT the address that I put on the form online, something generated by a sloppy database.

I could not even go and weed the veg bed in case I missed the van driver. A wasted day really.

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:36

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