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Strange problem....

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 19:27
Hadn't thought about bats hanging inside your boots ???? Something else to worry about now!

Had a bat in the bedroom once. Husband woke up in the middle of the night for a call of nature to find it flying round and round in circles over the bed - like a scene from the Adams family. I woke up to find him running around in his underpants trying to get it to go out the window. Have you ever tried to catch a bat? Fast little buggers! Never a dull moment in our house

Establishing new hedge

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 17:31

My ground isn't perfect - I live in shropshire so it's clay.  It's why I chose hornbeam over beech - hornbeam doesn't mind being as much being in wet heavy soil.  I did improve it with manure first but i will definitely feed in spring.  thanks

Establishing new hedge

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 12:47

No worries - it's the name diblinschtat - it makes me sound like an officer in the german army or something.  It was a nickname I got at work - a long story but i was a credit controller and the sales team wanted to make me sound like the gestapo because I would put their accounts on hold for not paying so they couldn't get their orders through.  It kind of evolved over time - i think it was affectionately done (at least, that's what i keep telling myself) 

Advice please

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 12:39

You can use growbags for strawberries

Establishing new hedge

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 12:35

Absolutely - procrastination is the thief of time, as they say.  Btw, I'm a girl


Establishing new hedge

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 12:29

Thanks buddyboy.  I am going to stop procrastinating and brave the drizzle today to get it done...... after I have finished my coffee

Malus - expert advice on choosing

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 12:02

Oh - just noticed you said you wanted dark pink flowers - this one has white - oops, didnt read the question properly 

Still, 2 pink ones and a white one would look lovely 

Malus - expert advice on choosing

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 12:01

I like Malus x zumi 'Golden Hornet'.  It's on my list to order this year - I've moved and got a new garden so lots of excuses to buy new plants .  It has lovely yellow fruits in autumn which it keeps most of the winter so you get the added bonus of winter colour.

Establishing new hedge

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 11:49

Hi.  I moved house last year and my new garden is very exposed. I have set up a new veg garden with raised beds but there is no protection from the wind at all so I planted a new hornbeam hedge all around it in March/April this year.  I cut it back when I planted it (they were bare root whips) but I guess I should prune it back again now or is it too late?  And how far should I cut it back? I obviously want it to get nice and bushy but also want some height to it.  This is the first time I have established a new hedge - I have only ever maintained mature hedges before.  thanks

Raised beds

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 11:38

I moved house last year and built some new raised beds.  I used a mix of top soil, well rotted farmyard manure and garden compost.  The best way to avoid compaction is to avoid treading on the soil - you should ideally be able to reach the middle of the bed from each side.  If you can't, use a board.

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