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Scarifying

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:10
Mike - I do our lawn twice a year but never really know when is best to do it. Do you think there are good and bad times?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:07
OL GET YOUR PERKY RUMP TO THE MINOR INJURIES UNIT NOW!!!

No messing around I'll drive down there and manhandle you to the hospital if I have too.

/serious face/

How to open compost bin

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 15:05
Mine are all windproof ones - you just need to give it a sharp hard tug up. They're good quality plastic you'll struggle to break it.

surprise surprise

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 15:03
Oh if you went to food factories you'd see a whole host of beasties you'd not expect getting groynd into the mixes when they fall in the vats...

(I still happily munch on said foods though!)

surprise surprise

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 14:49

I bit into a fresh plum straight off the tree into a wasp. Mmmm crunchy.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 14:47

Must be something in the water I had a frock on earlier!  Took it off (put troosers on!!!) As its impossible to gracefully decant out of the Landy in a dress.

All the talk of proper Sunday dinners I have such envy! Not sure what we'll be having tonight til his lordship arrives and I find out how much junk food he's put away on his chaps weekend - he might be on celery! 

Lots of flies (okay - two big fat ones) keep buzzing around the house. I've cleared all the dead bodies away but if anyone knows of a natural way to deter them I'd be very grateful!!

OL expect a pm from me when they start working again x

Gardeners World Lavender

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 12:28

OL I've had a couple die but they weren't in the best of shape when thry arrived. The rest seem fine however.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:44

23'C and rising rapidly here - my trowel was almost too hot to touch while potting up a couple of my bargain bin strawberries.  I'm not sure how my chillies are coping in the greenhouse its unbearable in there but they seem to love it.

Is it too early to take a nap?

Raspberries from seed

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:26

I planted strawberry seeds several years ago - from the little I can remember it was around February / March time (on the windowsill) and they took about a month before anything happened. I think they don't then produce fruit until the next year.

I'm afraid I can't remember what soil they wanted - just normal seedling soil I think. They can't have required anything like a propagator as I barely had central heating, 

Is there any particular variety you're wanting to grow? I only went for seeds as I was trying to find a variety closest to the tiny yet powerful berries I'd had in Norway. I suspect from what others have said for normal varieties its easiest to grow from a chunk of root.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:12

Morning all. I'm awake. Not sure why. My one chance for a proper lay in!

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