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Still Very Slow

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 13:29

hmm wrong thread


Posted: 17/04/2013 at 13:18

Too wet and windy to do much today. hopefully will improve later though i do have a bunch of rescues i bought yesterday to clean up and resuscitate. 30 pansy 6 wall flowers and a small evergreen total cost €2.25 about 10% of the regular price.

Rip it up and start again....

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 13:11

Shouldn't be a problem finding homes for those mature shrubs, can you imagine what they would cost if they were available to buy at that size. 

companion plants chart

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 00:09

 Don't know how good this is. What do you think?

Perennial weeds

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 09:01

Rabbits, chickens, ducks, and other plant loving animals will go to lunch on weeds big time. It's better than just giving them dried feed and water. Solves the weed problem and cuts down on the feed costs too.

  You can get eggs manure its all good

Windowsill propogation

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 08:50

It's tricky but it is good if you can try to get 1 or 2 plants per cell which makes planting seed a bit laborious initially but why choke the plants up initially and lose loads due to having planted far to densely. It's different with trays as you intend to separate them at a later point but even then you want to sow thinly so they are are not competing. Thats my view but others may well disagree entirely.

Biggest mistake i think you can make is too sow far too dense.


Posted: 16/04/2013 at 08:34

Fairygirl i was just thinking the same thing about that family of 5 killed recently in that car crash and so far 3 dead from those explosions. The ugly thing is there is going to be another media frenzy.

There are some positives to see, many people went to help instead of running away, so many people volunteered to give blood the hospitals had to announce that they had more than enough and turn donors away.  Many people offered strangers a bed for the night, even google opened a page so people could find out if loved ones were safe, since the phone networks were overloaded. So while its a sad day for the victims, it's reassuring to see the  basic goodness of ordinary people in Boston and the people of Boston should feel proud. 


Posted: 16/04/2013 at 06:13

Morning all, Interesting pattern with the weather seems it mostly rolls eastward. High winds and rain was yesterday afternoon. This morning no wind a bluey sky, could be good.

Still tonnes of topsoil to shift but might  have enough done later to do a little planting out  

Still Very Slow

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 05:07
donutsmrs wrote (see)

I'm still not getting emails when a response is made to a thread. Is it just me or is this problem still being sorted out.  

Still to be sorted

MOB rants

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 01:28
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Blackest..handbags?? there something you're not telling us..

no just curiosity which wasn't clarified since there was 100's of em.

besides i reckon even frank would agree know the opposition


Discussions started by blackest

weeding especially grass

best way to remove without losing too much soil 
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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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what am I growing?

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another mystery plant

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Weed or Not? Photo's here

identifying unknown plants that may be weeds  
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Where we are. the Big Map.

A Map Project for GW Members. 
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Email notifications are back

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Bee news from The Beeb, Eu Ban pesticide

The European Commission will restrict the use of pesticides linked to bee deaths by researchers, despite a split among EU states on the issue. 
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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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companion plants chart

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Good Evening FORKERS - Page 2

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Last Post: 14/04/2013 at 20:59

Good Evening FORKERS

a continuation of 
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