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Latest posts by Berghill

Aut of control Laurel bush

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 09:17

And quicker than you would think too.

Sycamore trees

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 10:13

The leaves do not rot down into useful leaf mould easily either.

Sycamore trees

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 20:56

And are greedy feeders with very wide spreading roots. Wood burns nicely though.


Posted: 03/12/2012 at 16:26

And I hope the winds you get are not as cold as the ones which whistle through here in April. We lose all the new growth on any Hydrangea macrophylla so as a hedge they would be useless. They are also deciduous so not a lot of protection from the wind to be gained in Winter either.

best way to get rid of rats

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 16:13

Just discovered they have chewed their way out again, this time through the corner of the door. More work for me. Did find a dead one in the water butt, so the poison might be working at last.

Buying plants on line

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 16:09

We were very lucky when we began here, a Nursery in our old town was very very cheap (like 10 shrubs for £8.90). Last time we went back there the cheapest shrub was £12.99 for one.

We still look in the bargain corner where ever we go. Amazing what you can pick up, only need ing a little care and attention.

I must admit that I like to see what I am buying which is a bit hard on-line.


Posted: 27/11/2012 at 16:04

PS. The only reason our lane is not ankle deep in discarded drinks cans, plastic shopping bags of Supermarket picnics, things which fall out of the Bin lorry and such like, is because every now and then I don a pair of thick rubber gloves, take a plastic bag and clean the place up. We pay a huge amount in tax and get very little for it round here. No pavements, no street lights, no street cleaning. Even the gratings are only free of mud because we scrape it away.

Still a lot lot better than living in a town though.






Posted: 27/11/2012 at 15:58

Oh and as to telling the Council, we are still waiting for them to remove the tyres from the passing place at the other end of the lane. Only been there 12 months now.


Posted: 27/11/2012 at 15:57

If the large pieces (orange ones as opposed to the definitely pale conifer ones) are, as we think, Cherry, then we will go and collec them up and when they are dry, they will make a nice addition to our log pile. If they are conifer, then we might still take them and wait for them to really dry out (2 or more years) and burn them. One is not supposed to burn Conifer wood as the resin released will eventually damage the chimney.

Still who can afford to leave £50 or so of wood for the Council to clear?

greenhouse woes.

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 12:43

Also try sprinkling Sulphur dust on them. This kills off the Botrytis spores which is what your mould is. I use this a lot on my Primula allionii plants which are very prone to infection.

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