Daintiness


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brambles

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 22:36

I'd use loppers (for extra reach and keep cutting them back as low down as possible and repeat monthly. Hopefully the lack of light, competition for water and the continual chopping will weaken them enough that they will give up.

Frogspawn 2015

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 22:31

Beautiful pictures ! I'm up to about 50 clumps of spawn here, with more still being laid every day!

Lidl surprises

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 09:56

Hi young codger, would you be reassured to know that it is German? Haven't gone out to the garage to find a made in Germany stamp but the company is German and so is customer services. The product will only go as a long as its motor....and it hasn't had to strain at all. Got my receipt and my 3 year guarantee. I am a very satisfied customer.

I also find Aldi very good and I think I am in my 4th year of enjoying watching great tits rearing their young on a camera bird box purchased there.

Lidl surprises

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 18:57

Purchased! I am absolutely delighted with it. Put it tog. ok...instructions not the best - just needed a star screwdriver. Weather good (I'm in the SE  ) so I scarified yesterday and was both shocked and pleased by what came out of the lawn.

Easy to operate. Cartridges fiddily the first time you change them but after, no problem - 2 screws.

Today I aerated - the lawn now looks like a ploughed field but I know that it won't for long. Grass seed and  hort.sand/top dressing next. I have never been so enthusiastic about my lawn 

Frogspawn 2015

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 19:55


 Frogs singing and spawning in my pond last spring

Frog spawn in East London

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 10:34

I would recommend that you find a pond local to yourselves and you and your daughter visit regularly to witness the changes. Ask around in your local area...Eastham nature reserve isn't too far from you and I'm sure they could advise you. I'm a bit too far to offer visits.

 

Scarifying: what is it?

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 23:04

Just found this thread having started one regarding the product below

http://www.lidl.co.uk/en/our-offers-2491.htm?action=showDetail&id=21657

Thought I would post the details on this thread as this is what you have been discussing and you could probably give me a heads up on - value, features on the product etc.

Any comments, advice welcome and like Verdun I WILL try and walk past the plants but it is all SO tempting!!

 

 

Lidl surprises

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 22:54

Just saw the following is offer from the 12th March and wondered if anyone had any experience of the product.

I really need to do some work on my lawn and have tried forking over etc before but my lawn is just too big!  Is this type of product  worth the money....it has a 3yr guarantee and 2 different cartridges...any thoughts?

 

http://www.lidl.co.uk/en/our-offers-2491.htm?action=showDetail&id=21657

 

Crocuses chewed off by squirrels/pigeons.

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 15:52

Invest in a waterscarecrow - expensive for the initial outlay but it means your bulbs, seedlings, vegetables and all the hard work will be the pay off. I really can't recommend them highly enough...don't go the cheap options go for the Contech one.

I now have a poo free patio and move it around the garden as the need arises - bulbs, strawberries, seedlings etc. I don't think it will work on the mice  but it certainly works on cats, foxes, squirrels and pigeons!

Frogspawn 2015

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 11:21

The heron has arrived....it has to be the same one each year...I wonder how long they live  

He or she  definitely has a good memory for a good fishing opportunity - I hate it when I see the frog's legs dangling out of its beak.

That's nature, though!  

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