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Posted: 04/06/2014 at 09:38
Thanks for the bracken link Dove - wasn't aware but will be careful now that i am - littlest chicklet is asthmatic so even more reason to remove it now. We have got rid of it completely in some places by a few years of mowing. Thats not possible in the meadow, so i thought that by removing its leaves i will stop it being able to photosynthesise and weaken it year by year. Thats the Bob Flowerdew GQT method of weed control

Have a lovely day with daughter - and others too at Chinese restaurants, saltmines, B&Q, SM etc. Keep smiling Panda and Lily - if nothing else it will irritate the h*** out of the perpetrators !

What veg outside of July and August

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 07:00

Duncan - is it just the cropping you are worried about ? ie do you have someone who can care for stuff (weed, water, the occasional judicious snip) whilst you are away?


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 06:54

Morning KEF  I don't normally manage gardening in the evenings - which is why i am convincing myself that 30 mins snipping pesky bracken is doable - doesn't even require a change of clothes (apart from ditching the heels)


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 06:47

Morning all

The rain has arrived

But everything is growing.  

Spent half an hour yesterday evening cutting bracken from our meadow patch - another 30mins after work every night this week and i might make a dent in it .....

too many plums?

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 23:34

OL I think the name you might have been looking for is "the June drop" - which is when fruit trees (apples and pears too) drop quite a lot of their fruitlets naturally as a self thinning process.  We have next to no plumlets this year (last year were laden) - so i hope they don't voluntarily jettison too many this month


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 23:21

Thats right Percy - we are a glorious melting pot here

Sprig's Garden

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 23:02

Looks fantastic Sprig - its all filled out beautifully, and looks like its been there for years.  Its taken me 4 years to get anywhere close to that, and OH still wanders round exclaiming "but i can still see mud Chick" 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 22:28

Mich4 - all those matching pots look great.  Don't envy you the evening watering round though!  Have creatures moved into your pond yet?

Lovely honeysuckle Percy - bet it smells wonderful


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 22:19

Have a lovely garden party at the weekend Lizzie - i'm sure you will conquer the weeds and your garden will look its gorgeous self.  Wish i could be one of the visitors ... flowers and scones .....

Thank You

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 22:15

Lovely flowers (delphiniums are my favourite) - glad they made you smile

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