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Cooking Forum

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 12:25

Thanks Dove it looks a brilliant site.  Cheers

Cooking Forum

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 13:22

Anyone know a similarly good cookery forum website?  Since the BeeB closed their boards I have not found its like.  Thanks

 

 

Moss - Do I dig it in?

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 11:49

Thanks very much for all the advice.  Given that it is not a massive garden I shall remove the patches individually and then do the soil improvement bit.  Good luck with your plots.  Cheers

 

 

Moss - Do I dig it in?

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 18:43

Hi Geoff

It is 'green material' which I am sure is moss on top of the soil in between any plants that I have.  It is less prevalent in the less shady areas.  It appears the same as the 'moss' that I have on any stonework and in the lawn.  I am not bothered (I shall never be able to use that phrase again - Thanks Catherine Tate) about the moss in the grass.  Cheers

 

Moss - Do I dig it in?

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 13:00

As with all other gardeners I have always had to deal with moss.  Possibly more than others because about 60% of my garden does not see any sunlight for about 6 months of the year.  I have chosen to lift it off the stone, brickwork or even the surface of the soil and dump it.  However this this year (obviously) there is even more than normal.  I am tempted to treat it like any other weed and hoe it.  Normally rooted (whatever that means) weeds tend to die when the head and root are separated and hence I just leave them where they finish, on or just under the surface of the soil.  If I do this with moss will I be multiplying the growth.  I am sure I was told this many years ago before I got some experience.  I know I am playing fast and loose with the term gardener by applying it to myself but nobody knows everything.  Any help much appreciated. 

clay soil

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 16:50

It is hard work and a long term labour.  I use the digging as a workout instead of going to the gym.  The green gym is far better than the inside ones.  Good luck.

Propagating Cushion Chrysanthemums

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 17:04

THanks Kate - I shall give it a go after it stops flowering.

Propagating Cushion Chrysanthemums

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 16:27

Simple problem - I have one wonderful cushion mum which I got off the market last year, do not know the name.  How do I propagate from it?  I have tried to google this subject but I do not get anything definitive.  Can anyone help?  Thanks

Pruning a Hebe

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 21:59

Roger to both.  Wilco.  Out.  Cheers

 

Pruning a Hebe

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 11:06

Thanks Christopher.  That sounds better than my slash and burn approach.  I am in Weymouth so winters are not particularly hard.  This plant is only about two years old so, assuming it survives my next ministrations, I will be more attentive in the future.  Thanks again.

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