Busy-Lizzie


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MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 19:24

If you press Ctrl and F5 the latest posts appear. If anyone sees this!

Turn menage into garden

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 19:22

The only way to kill mare's tail is by using weedkiller like glyphosate several times. It's roots are very deep and it will come back. Bruising it first by tramping will help. Vinegar will only make it more acid and harder to grow things in.

I have found that if you press Ctrl and F5 the latest answers will appear.

Turn menage into garden

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 16:37

How strange! Now I've posted the second answer the first one has appeared!

Turn menage into garden

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 16:35

I wrote an answer to this but it didn't appear, someone said to enter by hot threads so trying that.

Although I am a keen gardener I am also a rider and I feel it is a shame to get rid of an arena which a horsey person would give an arm and a leg for. They can add value to a house and, if made properly, can be very expensive to install.  If it is just bark on soil it may be possible, but it will be acid and lacking in nutrients as fidgetbones has said.

If made properly there will be foundations and possibly a membrane. Have you dug under the bark? If that is the case, it will be difficult to make it into a garden without some heavy machinery.

By the way it is a Manege not Menage. It is a French word and menage in French means "housework". A "manege" in French is a covered arena. Programmes like "Escape to the Country" get it wrong all the time. Strictly speaking it is not either as it's not covered, it is an arena or a school (for horses!). Sand ones are "sand schools".

Turn menage into garden

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 15:02

It may have foundations or a membrane underneath, if it's been made properly. They can be very expensive to make. There may not be topsoil underneath. There may be hardcore even. Have you dug down? The bark alone will not be suitable for most plants. I have horses and I can't help feeling it's a shame to get rid of something that most riders would give an arm and a leg for. I am also a keen gardener.

Also the correct name is manege. It is a French word and menage means "housework", not an arena! They constantly get it wrong on programmes like "Escape to the Country". A real manege should be a covered arena.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 14:43

Just posted 2 posts on Evening Forkers, looked as though they had posted, but when I left and came back they weren't there

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 14:39

Seemed to work, will it be here when I switch off and come back. I never actally logout.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 14:37

Hello all, this is probably not the right time to be here, but want to see if it's working. Haven't posted much recently, hectic social life.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 17:42

I would be very happy with that, Dove, if someone would be brave enough to start it. "Hello Forkers" would be fine.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 17:21

Think I like shaded glen best too. Goes with the silver planting ? artemesia.

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