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Unidentified Plant!

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 12:12

Oh, got back too late! Question answered.


Posted: 12/05/2014 at 12:10

Some time ago, I think it was on this forum, I told you a ghost story about our old Tudor farmhouse in Kent. We moved there in 1978 and I had a 2 1/2 year old and a baby. The week after we moved my little girl said "Mummy there's a lady in my bedroom, she's very nice". I went to look and my daughter was disappointed that the lady had gone. Then I went to the village post office to collect my child benefit and there were 2 old ladies. One said "Oh, you must be the new lady who's moved in. Have you met the ghost yet? She was a children's nanny who died there a long time ago".

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?


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!


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. 


Posted: 11/05/2014 at 15:43

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


Posted: 11/05/2014 at 15:37

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

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