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Latest posts by BrummieBen

While it's been raining

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 19:59

came across this which has got me all excited again!

if you check this users videos, he has all the how to be a gardener series, and loveyourgarden too. Several others that look interesting too. I was meant to be sorting some seeds out today but nasty sore throat and nose like a tap put paid to that, so it's been watching gardening shows and oodles of Lemsip! Thought some others might like a little inspiration, and who better on a miserable wet spring day, than Mr T himself!

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 15:07

Flo, they can just rest on top of the soil, don't have to be buried, once the soil is inside, they won't be wandering off anywhere. Regards to roots, you may find over time roots will invade, the hazards of setting it too close to trees.

Roses Offer

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 12:36

hmm, I always plant bare roots immediately, usually give them a soak in a bucket of water for a few hrs first. If you put them in pots straight awa get in touch with thompson & morgan. It wouldn't be the first time they sent bare roots that are dead! (victoria plum twice, tree peoni, peach infested with spider mite) and those are just what has been my experience, I shan't list all the things battered in the post or arrive very very late. I use them with caution now. It's all very well them replacing things, but if you've missed a whole season, it gets rather annoying.

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Posted: 05/03/2013 at 19:16

Went to see the vet, He actually managed to aspirate the lump, so it's ok for now, problem is it seems to be coming back quicker. The cat is not in any pain and still eats, jumps, everything really, so just play it by ear I think.Thanks everyone for the kind words and support, most appreciated.

Well I'm off out to rake over my lawnless plot!! Well tell a lie, still got a quarter left, but the rain is going to beat me, still have cleared enough to make 4 more beds though, so not all bad.

Compost bin/cold frame

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 11:22

you can provided the grass hasn't been treated, you also need to ensure you put plenty of 'brown' in, cardboard, toilet rolls, shredded paper, twiggy stuff. The finer you chop stuff up, the quicker it's composted.

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Posted: 05/03/2013 at 10:10

Going to have one last attempt to aspirate at the vets.. Thanks for all the kind words, and tbh I've had an 'extra' 2 years out of the silly old sod as it is, because the vet originally said 'cancer' 'best to put him down'. It's a lovely day, and I still have that lawn to remove, best get out and get on!

Gardeners world tv or mag. pest and disease advice.

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 01:50

already seen plenty on here to stop black spot, and use of netting to stop cabbage white.. one wonders if you need to seek your community psych nurse.. seems your medication isn't working..

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Posted: 05/03/2013 at 00:42

gah hardest call in the world.. cat I've owned since july 98 is going to have to be put down :/ In 2011 vet said he had lymphoma, had a swelling in the neck, stopped him eating, almost breathing, should be put down.. I asked for a biopsy.. no cancer, but he had a brachial cyst. It basically is a cell or two left over from the embryo stage that makes fluid. The fluid builds up til it strangles the airway. Myself and the missus are both nurses, and the cat being good with me, will tolerate us draining the fluid when it builds up to the point it's hampering his airway and oesophagus. We have noticed the last 2 years that the draining needs to become almost every week. Now we get nothing aside from blood.. it's the end of the line.. I don't want him to suffer,  so I'm going to get it done next few days.. 14 1/2 years, bugger stole half my bernard matthews turkey roast first xmas while i was on the phone.. gah.. stole my heart too.

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Posted: 04/03/2013 at 23:25

bah.. killed everyone.. you all have decking?

Barrel Greenhouse Giveaway

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 22:44

GG is one for the eye-candy.. lol, tough I say tough, easy to make that rubbish, and actually make something way more useful..

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