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Posted: 19/08/2012 at 20:30

And just to add, Vine weevil adults eat cicular holes in the edges of the leaves, not in the middle like that.

Get Rid of your Lawns

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 15:37

Interesting to look at the history of the' lawn'. Partly (outside of the Monasteries) it was a statement of wealth. "Look at me I can afford to have this amount of land and NOT grow food on it. " Also until the invention of the lawn mower it was very labour intensive to keep it cut short.

I would love Mr. Flowerbum to come and remove two of our grassed areas and put them into cultivation. the top lawn has about an inch of soil over the big gravel used in road construction. You cannot get a fork into it anywhere to spike it even, never mind dig it up.  The other area is probably full of the remains of a tudor house and three Georgian properties which were bulldozed across the land in the 60's. Again where ever one puts in a fork, one hits brick. Since we have already removed over 30 tons of rubbish from the land, I think I will pass on removing them.

In some ways I agree. We did not have a lawn in our previous small garden as we used all the soil for growing things. And they certainly do consume a large amount of petrol just to keep them short.


Posted: 12/08/2012 at 09:59

Well our Damsons are probably Shropshire whatever and grow wild in the hedgerows. When fully ripe they are very palatable.

The only fruit this year on any of the Plum/Damson/Greengage trees in our garden are still green. The earliest ones to be ready are some wild 'Bullace' type ones down the lane and they are just light puple.

Damson Crop for 2012

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 09:56

Would be nice if there were any on the trees this year.


Posted: 10/08/2012 at 21:21

Even our plums are not ready until the beginning of September. I suppose it depends on where you are, in warmer climes they may well be ready sooner.


Posted: 10/08/2012 at 15:13

Ours are no where near ready for picking. Normally ours would be ready the first week in Spetember at the earliest.


Posted: 10/08/2012 at 12:27

Damson Chutney is dather nice too.

Anyone used this mower

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 08:48

Beds are the wrong shape for a ride on. got the machine I asked about, works really well, even picks up the cuttings when they are wet.

Concrete layer in flower bed area - what can I do?

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 08:46

!2 inches of good soil would be sufficient for most herbaceous things, but probably not shrubs or trees. You might find that they dry out more quickly though, so you would need to keep an eye on that.

Our soil is so contaminated with lime mortar that we have never bothered trying to grow acid loving plants so cannot help on that score.

Anyone used this mower

Posted: 01/08/2012 at 20:44

My lawns are about 1/4 of an acre.

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