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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

problem-lawn

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 14:18

You can buy seed for shady areas. I would seed early autumn while still warm enough, but, hopefully, enough rain to keep it watered.

Bindweed

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 14:14

I have the same problem. It grows out from under old stone walls in my garden. I haven't had time to shove it in bottles to spray and usually it's too wrapped around plants by the time I see it. I just need to go on holiday for 2 weeks and it's out of control. I have over an acre, full of herbaceous borders and a big veggie garden. It's in the lawns as well. I weedspray the main flower garden lawn, would cost a fortune to do all of it. When it comes out of the paving stones I spray it, in 2 or 3 weeks it looks dead then new leaves appear.

stuck-for-ideas-for-this-messy-patch-of-paving--can-you-help

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 14:04

Shame it's so uneven, I like it better than the drain and the concrete path.

Couldn't you tidy it up, spray the weeds with glyphosate and put some pots of flowers on it?

I'm not that keen on gravel, except on drives, or gravel beds around lavender or rock plants etc., as it gets everywhere, isn't comfy to push wheelbarrows on and grazes children's knees when the fall on it. A pergola and a seating area would be lovely. If you have a handy husband you could get cheaper wood from somewhere like a sawmill.

electric-mower-

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 13:57

Snap Paula, seems we both like Honda! I'm 5'3".

electric-mower-

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 13:56

The make I really like is Honda. Starts easily, even after the winter. I have an old Honda Pro, not made quite the same anymore, but it must be nearly 25 years old. OH has a small Honda and I have a Honda strimmer and a Honda Rotovater. Pleased with all, better than the other makes that they replaced. I suppose budget would come into it though.

wyre-forest-why

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 13:51

Couldn't get to them at first until I clicked on forum posts by accident. If I go to "my settings" via "forum posts" everything is there. If I click on "Edit" it just asks if I want to change my avator photo - which I don't.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 13:47

At least the one above appeared after I wrote it so someone has done something. Really would like the notifications and my identity back.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 13:46

Hello all, had my 4 children and 6 grandchildren staying so haven't been on here.

Also it's not working very well, which is a bore when you are in a hurry. I typed some answers on some other threads but couldn't see them until I clicked on F5, which I didn't know about until Dove mentioned it. I used the email notifications but haven't had any for some time.

Also when I click on my avator pic it says I'm from Wyre Forest and I haven't any details or posted anything. I couldn't work out how to get to my messages until I clicked on forum posts by accident and got to them via my posts. So I didn't answer GG straight away, especially as there wasn't a notification.

Sent Daniel Haynes a message, he said it was working OK, sent him about 3 since but no answer.

wyre-forest-why

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 13:36

Clicked on your pic, Sue and it said what you've written about you - so it can't be just because I live abroad.

alternative-plant

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 11:23

Is this what you mean? You can find them on Google.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9kWYbyozkaA/UWfLYaYQ2dI/AAAAAAAAAcQ/jLb-bmndAKs/s320/colourwheel01.gif

 

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