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Old Compos

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:42

I do both the above

If I suspect there may be vine weevil grubs in the compost I spread it out on a tarpaulin first and leave it a couple of days for the birds to rootle through - they get rid of them.

Thought on push mowers?

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:16




Thought on push mowers?

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 09:26
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

why would you use a push mower any more than one would take carpets out and beat them, or wash the dishes and ignore the dishwasher?

I don't have a dishwasher - OH does the dishes except on Saturdays when I do them.  I do take rugs outside and give them a good beating in the sunshine - it dislodges 'ground in' dust/grit, freshens them up without scattering chemical smelling powder on them and lets me get rid of my frustrations at the same time as toning up my muscles

attaracting birds to my garden

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 09:20
Peat B wrote (see)

I think we should have a comp for the best names for the little sods. Like my /wren, called Christopher, a staring called Grace, a spuggie called Hoppy Spadge, Dennis Dunnock, and so on.

Any takers ???

We have a pair of wood pigeons - according to my OH one of them is called Pea Brain


Posted: 28/02/2015 at 08:57

Good morning all

Bill, hope you're feeling better soon - if it's any consolation our builder had flu before Christmas and it turned into a bronchial infection - he felt awful - eventually antibiotics did the trick.  I think one of the problems of infections like that is that they make you feel so low in spirit.  Hope your doctor gets you sorted out quickly

OH made me stay in bed for a while this morning but he's gone to work now  so I'm up and dressed.  I had more weird dreams - I was with Stephen Fry in a town on the German/Russian border and the river was overflowing and flooding the town and we were trying to find the airport - someone else was there, she could have been a former colleague, but she should have been brunette and she was blonde. 

Good morning Verdun - while you're planting fruit bushes would you mind cutting my raspberry canes down and pruning the gooseberries?  Otherwise they'll have to wait until I'm better 

Hello KEF and everyone who's snuck in while I've been typing - coffee anyone?



Bay Tree on its last legs

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 21:02

Sorry, I meant to say, I think your bay is salvageable, but it needs to be outside and it needs it's roots to be dry in the winter.  Have you anywhere outside where it can live?

Bay Tree on its last legs

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 21:00

A Bay needs to live outside - it's not a houseplant.   If the sales assistant truly told you that it was a houseplant then I would take the plant back and ask for your money back.  If however you asked if it was a 'hardy' plant and the answer was yes this may have been the point of confusion, as in gardening the term 'hardy' is used to refer to outdoor plants that can cope with the severity of frost which is normal in the UK (or wherever the shop is).

A Monstera deliciosa also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant would be much happier in your bedroom. 


Posted: 27/02/2015 at 18:11

There's usually enough hot air on here Panda, but it's a bit quiet at the moment

Take care of yourself and have a good evening

Help identifying weeds

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 18:10

Whatever they are, I'm sure a treatment with Evergreen 80 in the spring will kill them off and perk the lawn up.

I would hesitate to treat lawn weeds with Resolva - it's amazing how even the most directly aimed squirt affects the grass surrounding the weed.


Posted: 27/02/2015 at 18:06

Thanks Hostafan - hugs for you too   that's good news, but take it steady with that knee

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