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Plantus Unidentifidous

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 10:14

I just let it grow like a weed - occasionally running it over with the wheelbarrow, catching it with a lawn mower, squashing it with big feet as I tried to reach the things propped up against the garage, oh and it spent about a month with a ton of sand on top of it not long after it started to grow. I take it this is not standard good delphinium husbandry?!

There are plenty of slugs in the garden I can assure you - those holy hosta thingys were proof enough. My resident frogs just don't seem interested in keeping the ping pong of life balanced!

It seems to be on the dangerous list for chickens alas (we're keen for the chickens to roam a great an area as possible so it'll only be the vegetable garden that's fenced off - all other flower beds will be defended as required if I want any chance of the herb garden being usable!) so it looks like some research is needed as to whether I can move it out of potential suicidal chickens way or whether its future in this garden is limited

Put wrong fertiliser on my lawn, now patchy urgent advise required!!!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 09:03

Just keep watering it and keeping off it where possible until its established especially with this glorious weather where despite all the rain we've had it could dry out very easily.

I had a new lawn laid a few years ago - it did look very scruffy for a while but grass has an amazing ability to bounce back from very scruffy messes.

Plantus Unidentifidous

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 09:01

I'm not a flower plant person. Vegetables and fruit I can deal with, but all these plants that pop up and flower are lost on me. I can't even guess what they are!

This rather large and terribly beautiful plant / weed has been growing up by the garage quite happily. Its in what is the designated wildlife / overgrown / where ill looking plants come to die / get a second chance / are stuck in the ground and fingers are crossed area.

 It stands at about 4 1/2 ft high.


Any suggestions as to what it is?


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:24

Morning Dove. 

Moggie deterrent - humane suggestions please!

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:22

Bamboo type kebab sticks seems to work with the neighbours cats.


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:19

Glad you had fun Chicky!!


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 15:26

I really enjoy mowing the lawn! I guess because it only take 25 minutes rather than the three hours it used to take to mow my parents lawns with the same sized mower!! I always wished I had enough money to buy a little ride on mower for them but now fear hearing about my father disappearing off to the next village on it!


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 12:25

Oh it gets better! Following my face to face appointment with the doctor he's booked a secondary hearing test (Monday) and promises to CALL ME the moment he gets the results!

Two hearing tests in two weeks. This growing old is hard work!



Posted: 11/06/2014 at 10:51
Mrs G - the CV was just for a.n.other job not a dream job alas.

Hope your son gets sorted out Dove.

Partner called me this morning on his way to work to say a dog had been left caged at the gates of the local animal sanctuary which wasn't yet open. Some people are so disgusting with their behaviour they didn't even leave it with any water. It was not a young dog it must have been a loving pet for someone. I managed to get through on a number I'd found to someone on another part of the charity who assured me the team would be starting work soon but I still scuttled over with water and a blanket to make some shade just in case I got there first. Can't stop thinking about the poor thing! I've been back with a huge bag of dog treats - I think more for my sanity!

Need a cheer up? Who thought it'd be a good idea to have a telephone appointment with your gp regarding your hearing? "So you're having problems with?" "Sorry what?"


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 07:18

Morning all. Garden inspected,  weeds poked at, CV sent, hot ribena consumed...

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