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Clean trousers

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 21:16

My Father was one of those people who could walk across a ploughed field and come out the other end with not a drop of soil anywhere, not even on the soles of his shoes. I used to watch carefully to see it his feet actually touched the ground at all.

Then he used to go mad at me for having dirty shoes!!!!!!!!!!!

No justice.

Bet that model had long finger nails and clean ones at that too.

Clean trousers

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 17:43

When I come oin site there is often the picture of a gentleman resting his foot on a digging implement. His boots and trousers are CLEAN.

My question is, How the h...l does he do that?. I only have to walk down to the veg patch to be covered in mud, even after a 2 year drought.

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 08:36

As said G. nivalis is scented, but some forms are more scented than others.

No, G. nivalis is almost certainly not native, however it has been out there in the wild (so to speak) for so long that it is now classed as 'native'.

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 12:29

Oh and we have never bought any G. nivalis bulbs except for a the double version. All the ones we have bought are other species, like G ewersii and G. fosteri and some others whose names I always forget.

There is usually a good show of them at the Early Bulb show in Caerleon in February. (Alpine Garden Society show).

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 10:43

Just answered all these questions and lost the posting.

80 to 100 years.

Leaf mould, scrap metal, broken glass and pottery etc

Perry Pear, Damson, Rowan and Hawthorn.

Damp soil as it is the lowest part of the land.

And that picture is only a quarter of it.

We have spread the bulbs out over the last 20 years. Each bulb planted with become 5 in a few seasons.

Very highly scented and sterile, so not straight G. nivalis. Usual method of spread is the moles.

 

Grasses

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 21:31

Miscanthus

I do it now so that I can use the hedge trimmers to chop down at ground level. I even do that to the evergreen ones every third year. Easier to do when there are no new shoots appearing.

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 21:27

Word of caution, do not split into single bulbs. For some reason Snowdrops like company, plant in at least threes in the same hole.

This is what I am looking forward to seeing, from last year.

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/Owdboggy/February%202013/P1160938.jpg

Part of my Snowdrop Wood

 

Grasses

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 18:06

Well, I have cut down our huge clumps of Miscanthus hybridus at this time of year for the last 10 years without damaging them.

 

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 16:06

I see you are in Camden so some of these places may be near to you

http://www.gardensillustrated.com/article/visits/flurry-snowdrops

Grasses

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 16:00

Easy, evergreen ones should only have dead stuff raked out of them. Deciduous grasses are chopped to the ground, I usually do ours in February, but this year I  did it in October as I got fed up of bits of them blowing all over the place.

Great thing is, that it really does not matter, they recover whichever way you do it.

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