Berghill


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Couch Grass / Twitch Weed

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 21:21

And Couch is not in active growth? Who are you kidding? Dug over a bed two weeks ago and there is new growth in it already.

Only go down 6 inches? Again, who are you kidding? The bed I am  trying to clean was turned over to a depth of 18 inches following the roots downwards.

They are edible by the way if you want to get your own back on it!

hellebores

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 15:26

Hellebores make their new roots as the temperatures drop, so now is the best time of all to move them.

acupuncture

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 09:08

We have the same as Posy, but you can be re-referred and get another course of treatment on the NHS. I found it very helpful on the arthritis in my neck, less so on the Sciatica,sadly.

Had a course over 30 years ago for post stress migraines, worked brilliantly, not had a migraine like that ever since.

Go for it, unlike medication there are no side effects to worry about.

Plant ID

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 11:02

Shoo fly plant. More correctly Nicandra physalodes.

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 21:12

I only asked since I was cutting the green stuff which passes for a 'lawn' in our garden and was given lots of advice from a passer-by about how to get the  'perfect' lawn. No chance!

Oh and my wife was at the time cutting another piece of our 'lawn' which she does on a regular basis. She was actually running the mower over it for the second time to pick up the moss which the scarifier had pulled out but not picked up.

I was not really  cutting the 'grass' as such, more picking up the leaves which have covered the place, good compost, you see.

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 17:40

So here is today's offering. When did having a lawn go from rich people showing off that they could afford to have land not producing food, to Urban O.C.D. men trying to produce the perfect monoculture?

 

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 17:45

No silly question from me today, good gardening weather so spent the day shovelling sh....compost. Only about 5 tons of it!

 

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 09:07

Was, and it will get worse, the weather is very anti-gardening today.

Mind I can sit here and watch a flock of non-colliding fieldfares strip the berries from a Rowan.

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 20:54

Well I suppose we are right next to the European School of Navigation for Helicopter pilots (ex pupils certain Royal princes who never waved when they flew over) so the birds could be taking lessons from there.

On a similar theme. How come the sparrows can fly into our dense Hawthorn hedge at speed and not spike themselves on the vicious thorns?  If I thrust my hand in at that sort of speed I would have to spend hours digging the splinters out, but you never see an impaled bird.

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 17:28

Well I stayed clean and went to the Doctors with cleanish hands. And the rooks are still flying back and forth over the garden and avoiding each other.

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How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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