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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 12:43

How horrid for you Lesley, you must be more than slightly miffed. Better go and plant a tall thick hedge.

Dog walk is off. The woods around me are full of huntsmen with guns and dogs, it's making my dog nervous. A baying hound with a bell round it's neck passed in front of the garage.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 08:42

Good morning all. Quiet day planned. Had coffee.

Potatoes

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 22:53

I don't buy them until about 6 weeks before I plant them (late March, early April) so that would be 2nd half of February.

**NOT GETTING ANY EMAIL NOTIFICATION FROM MY THREADS?**

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 22:50

I haven't had any notifications for several months. Has always been a bit on and off.

apple trees

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 22:48

I would cut the upward branches to an outward facing bud and hope that they would grow outwards to make more of a cup shape. My trees were old and unpruned but we took 2 years to cut the old branches to a better shape and remove some of them as we were worried about the shock to the trees. They look a lot better now.

RABBITS

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 22:43

This site has a list http://www.complete-gardens.co.uk/online/online-gardening-plant-solutions-category.php?cat=15

My problem was deer, partially solved by high fencing.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 22:38

None today, cold and wet, but this is what I did yesterday. But some may have seen it as I put it on "Forkers" as this thread wasn't there then.

Frustrated! Changed into gardening outfit, took Christmas tree to bonfire and settled down to weeding and planting the last bag of forgotten tulips and a few violas. Just got stuck in when it poured. Came indoors, hair was sodden, and rain then stopped, but it's all wet and squelchy out there.

What would you do with this huge garden?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 22:32

I would have the area nearest the house as a garden with flowers, then a veg garden and chicken area (if you want chickens), perhaps pet rabbits for the children in a fox proof pen. A wood cabin sort of Wendy house for the children somewhere and a swing and a slide.Then an orchard and the area beyond as rough grass with wild flowers (?plug plants) with mown grass paths in it. Then you won't need to mow the lot and it won't look neglected because of the mown paths - which the children can run or bike on.

But really if it were me I'd keep 1 1/2 acres for a couple of ponies!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 22:24

I'm sorry too to hear about Linda, Lily Pily. (((more hugs)))

christmas tree

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 22:19

I planted several Christmas trees in the garden in the early 90s. I have a big garden, but now they are huge and blocking light from other trees and shrubs, so now I wish I hadn't. I can't handle cutting them down so if I decide to do that I will have to pay a tree surgeon.

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