Busy-Lizzie


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Chipping sweet pea seeds

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 08:20

Mulching  is a good way to go. There have been several articles recently about mulching and no digging.

I have a long handled tool for getting up ragwort, bought in a farm and horse shop. There must be something for taproots. If not then would you consider Roundup gel?

I can't prune for long, I mostly do the roses, OH does the shrubs and I have a man from the village to do the apple trees and strimming.

Chipping sweet pea seeds

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 21:43

All mine have germinated without soaking, King's seeds. Eagle seeds are excellent too. The ones I didn't have much success with were T&M. So it may be the supplier, not the method.

I didn't mean problems just with chipping sweet peas, I was wondering generally how your problems affect your gardening. I am getting arthritis in my hands, especially the left one which I used for pulling up the weeds that I have dug with my trowel in my right hand. Sometimes I lose my grip and drop things. I used to hand milk Jersey cows, think that was the cause - and genetics.

Chipping sweet pea seeds

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 19:00

I do as Dove does.

Which aspects are particularly tricky for you?

Advice on weed burners please..

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 18:54

I feel very good, the other day I pulled or knifed all the weeds out of the cracks in the paving on the kitchen terrace. I agree with Tetley about no salt. I bought a wide heavy duty hoe thing, for earthing up potatoes, it's great for hoeing off moss.

Inspiration required !

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 18:41

One of the smaller Choisyas? Most of the flowering shrubs I can think of aren't evergreen. Lavender?

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 18:28

I have read all your posts, in case anyone wonders!

My plug plants arrived today. Have potted up around 200, 150 left for tomorrow. If I get time, making birthday cake for daughter.

 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 15:39

Glad Ma is feeling perkier, Dove.

Well done and congratulations to KEF's neice. 

Came in from the GH, where I'm too hot, for a cuppa. Plug plants came, potting up.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 08:09

Morning all. Dog woke me at 6.30 this morning, I am not a morning person  He is getting earlier, used to be 8am and before he went a bit senile he never woke me.

My plug plants arrive today. Need to go to supermarket but must wait for the postman. So this afternoon will be spent potting up about 250 babies.

Tomorrow morning will be spent making a birthday cake for Daughter 1 to take to the family lunch at Daughter 2 on Saturday. Also a leek and walnut roulade if I have time. Then Good Friday Church in the afternoon.

a plant for all seasons

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 22:29

I've had my Nandina for over 10 years in alkali soil, it's fine. The RHS says acid, alkali or neutral soil and you can grow it in chalky soil.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 18:15

Nice to chat to DD at the Open Garden meeting. Glad the cakes were delicious, I made one of them! Open Gardens is really getting going in France it seems, more organised too. Wish their website was a bit quicker though, but it's being sorted just not yet.

I hope Ma picks up soon Dove.

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