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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 22:33

Haven't had any email notifications for ages.

palm-tree

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 22:31

Gotta be careful with people giving you things from abroad...could have been arrested for carrying weed 

weed-infestation-on-lawn

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 22:20

Briffster, if you could post a photo of the weed it would help to id it and therefore relevant advice could be given.

DJJ2 - look around you for the "mother" tree. It could be a garden or two away. The poplar tree two gardens away from me throws up suckers in my flower beds, lawn and even in my greenhouse every year!!

identify-this-please

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 22:12

Take out any growth which is coming out from the wall and don't be scared to cut back  to keep it within its boundaries as it will put on a lot of growth. Now, is a good time to prune. I never shredded this but put it straight in to the recycling bin. I loved my shrub but never looked forward to the little hairs. They look so innocent and at first you may not even see them but believe me they are there! I'm scratching just thinking about those hairs!

cat-problems-

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 21:32

I have an area under my conifer where nothing will grow so it is dry, loose and easy to dig in from all the leaves falling off said conifer. My cat goes nowhere else. I, initially, sprinkled some cat litter on the area when we first rescued her and she quickly caught on. She does go into many neighbours' gardens but for adventure only.

We haven't had any mice in the house since we got her either  

identify-this-please

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 15:21

When pruning get well covered and gloved - the small hairs on the stems get everywhere and make you itchy.

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 23:24

A few more....

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29212.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29213.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 I think its an Essex skipper

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29214.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 a red damsel fly

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 23:16

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29210.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 Mummy and baby great spotted woodpecker - a bit blurry as I had to be quick!

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 23:12

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29207.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 gatekeeper butterfly

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29208.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 poplar hawk moth

new-to-all-of-this--need-help-please-

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 21:15

Welcome to gardening and the forum! Cancel your gym membership you are going to get enough exercise now    

If you can get yourself some well rotted farmyard manure - often given away- it would be good bulk for your soil and good for the pocket too. As you are new to the area maybe find your local allotments ask there for a good source...any allotment is always a good source of info for any new gardener. Sometimes they would have a shop or know of discount seeds etc locally.

Dig over your soil and incorporate the manure. You won't be growing in all your plot over the next couple of seasons so on the sections you are not using spread a good layer of manure - 15cm or so thick - across the top of the soil. The worms and weather will do the rest over the winter and it will help keep the weeds down too making it easier to work in the spring.

Don't do too much at a time and enjoy...you've made a great start!

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