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What is this I know it's germinating? :)

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 16:41

NOW!  It's started to grow!  If it doesn't get back into some moist soil within the next couple of hours it'll have dried out too much to ever grow!!!


Posted: 05/03/2015 at 16:35

BL, glad mare's tootsies are picking up, so to speak

Wintersong - well done on the negotiating!!!

Coconut oil's very good for cracked skin apparently - just been reading up on it. 

Windy here too - I've just got the washing in and had to rescue a pair of OH's undies from the grape-vine across the garden

I've been wading through piles and piles of filing - because we've been storing stuff in the study out of the way of the decorating, I've been unable to reach the files to put paperwork away - isn't it amazing how it mounts up?   I've made a bit of a dent in it but still plenty to do.  I suppose there's quite a bit because I have the Aged P's stuff as well as ours.

Son's car had a problem this morning so he borrowed a car to visit Pa for his birthday.  I've just heard from my brother who visited this afternoon who said that neither Aged P remembers son visiting this morning - I won't tell him of course, but it's so sad

Lawned - is it a word

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 15:36
Welshonion wrote (see)
Would turfed not look odd in an estate agent's description?

I think that implies that it has been laid with turf, whereas it might have been originally sown.

Willow Trees

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 15:11

Growing something because it's happy in boggy ground is one thing - growing something to try to reduce the bogginess is something else entirely and I wouldn't do it - it won't work. 

I've just found your earlier thread about the drainage problem

any more ideas folks?


Posted: 05/03/2015 at 13:51

Matty, it's only recently I've had this virus, before that I was as fit as a fiddle and the GP was so pleased with  me that I skipped out of the back door and fell over and broke my wrist - remember?  I normally never get bugs.   

It must be spring - I can hear a lawnmower

Willow Trees

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 13:25

In my experience a willow wand or withy will catch up with a 15' tree in a very few years .

Willow Trees

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 11:50

But the original poster is talking about buying trees that are already 15ft tall - would you coppice them?

Willow Trees

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 11:34

I know it as the Corkscrew willow - they grow around 10m tall and they don't take that long about it either.   Big trees for a garden.

Pear Pruning

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 09:57

Hi Nicky   I would contact these people for their advice.  They're usually very helpful.

disappearing daffodils?

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 09:30

Last year was very dry and daffodils do like a good soaking every now and then ...?

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