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Posted: Yesterday at 23:46

hi had a productive day today, was gifted a number of perennial shrubs amongst other items i'm a bit worried about spacing some say 5ft by 5ft in 10 years so do i really need to space that far apart?  One thing i got was some newzealand flax bronze its only a foot high with a solid 3 litres + of root. very pot bound any idea on spacing needed for that ?



Posted: 21/04/2014 at 14:51

it was an aldi special but there are other similar tools. the grass edging tool is particularly good between the plants, of course the battery is flat now so have to recharge it.



Posted: 21/04/2014 at 13:54

I've got better trimmers for that job fairygirl but you'll have to come over to ireland if you want me to do the job



Posted: 21/04/2014 at 13:33

just bought a new toy

 It's quite handy as its quite controllable I'm using it on little patches of grass that are too fiddly for a mower or a strimmer and too tedious to cut with clippers its like shaving and being battery powered it can go anywhere. reckons it will last 30 minutes on a charge and only cost about €25 or £20 roughly. not sure which blade i like best on it the hedge trimmer one feels like pulling a brush through slightly tangled hair while the other is fairly surgical. fun thou


Posted: 21/04/2014 at 11:55

sunny but windy verdun i'm half tempted to plant mint seedlings along the edge as my herb box has loads trying to take over



Posted: 21/04/2014 at 09:57

hiya verdun it kind of dawned on me a few seconds after posting , In other places they are known as trolls.

After the glorious sunshine of yesterday the weather has turned against me. which is a pity as I have a few plants to plant out and a need to do some weeding. Seems most of whats coming up this year is winter rocket, or wild mustard.

most of my window boxes have died with the odd geranium surviving i'm not sure to empty them or replant the boxes as they are packed with roots. 

I think i need to get some perennials in the garden but I am struggling for inspiration too many look like council planting if you know what i mean but I have a long stretch which is looking like a mud plain or a patch of grass with thistles. where I haven't weeded out yet. It's also spreading a bit as its higher than the stone but there is no retaining border. I was considering some low expanding trellis to define the edge but as it finishes up in stone it wouldnt look right.

well the weather should give me time to think anyway.




Posted: 21/04/2014 at 09:29

whats a wum?


mystery plant

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 21:51

Thank you all for your help, I still don't know if its a keep or a dig up yet. 

mystery plant

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 16:36

looks like everyones stumped. I even took some to the garden centre and they didnt recognise it

mystery plant

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 13:21

 Havent a clue what this might be could be a weed or maybe a flower theres a lot of it about and i don't know to keep it or not

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mystery plant

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weeding especially grass

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more mystery plants to be identified

with photo's shot with the lens i got in the post today:) 
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Email notifications are back

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what makes a good window box / Basket

How do you like to fill yours ? 
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circular formal raised bed what centre piece

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Plant id and rescue plans

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Good Evening FORKERS - Page 2

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