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I wish...........

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 09:07

Hogweed, you sound like me too. I'm 62 and have about an acre. But I do have an OH who cuts the grass. I saw your post last night before there was an answer, but I was just too tired and went to bed!

I've started using permeable weed suppressant fabric covered with bark chippings, which has cut down the weeding in 2 beds, one of which is just shrubs and lavender.  Don't say anything, Verdun, I know you hate it! I use a different sort of fabric in the veggie garden, pinned down with big staple things for plants like tomatoes and courgettes, even onion sets (I cut holes in it). But I have a lot of flower borders with mostly perennials, which I never quite keep on top of with the weeding. I weed kneeling on a mat and knees are getting stiff!

Good luck!

Just getting started and had several garden thefts

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 08:55

It's rotten when that sort of thing happens. It happened to me when I had a young man in to cut my hedge and do some strimming. My leafblower/hoover and my new longhandled hedgecutter that my father gave me disappeared, along with some smaller bits and pieces. He got very concerned that I would call the police and insisted it was gipsies.

Sometimes you hear of things being nicked or damaged on allotments. I think that is very mean, allotment owners aren't usually rich people.

Unidentified Plant!

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 08:49

Photo link doesn't work. Any chance of trying it again?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 08:48

Morning all.

Rather gloomy here weatherwise.

Good luck examtakers. Didn't know there were exams in May. It's June here.

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 16:24

Already has!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 16:11

Yes please , but will have to save it for later as have been out for lunch. ? Coffee and walnut. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 15:43

Oh, don't watch football. Thought you meant something like mice had eaten their sweet peas!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 15:37

OL, why aren't they, is that on another thread?

Clematis for a south facing border

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 15:16

http://www.mailorderplants4me.com/images/prod/clematis_wisley.jpg

 

This is Wisley.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 15:12

I have mice, they just happen to live in the countryside. When we first came here in 1990 they used to come indoors, House hadn't been lived in for 6 years (by humans). They soon changed their minds and went back outside! Can you imagine a tiny weeny little mousey wousey eating a great big human? They eat the occasional strawberry and some pods of peas and once all my romanesco broccoli disappeared, mouse droppings were left behind, but nothing really serious.

Been to see baby GS and took son out to lunch. But baby was very tired and sleepy today. He'd had his first bath and howled from the moment his clothes were removed!

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