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Ivy invasion

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 15:34

I can only echo what the others have said above.  Three weeks after moving into this house and garden, a heavy rainstorm weighed down the ivy on the fences so much that it pulled the fence right down, necessitating the replacement of about 50metres of fencing - an expense we could have done without just after moving!  Good luck!

Red slimey worms

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 13:11

They're fine, they'll be helping to break down the stuff in your compost bin - you can't make compost without worms.  They do move around the bin from time to time - who knows why they want to be under the rim sometimes    they're not desperately communicative - but they'll go back into the compost and get on with the job before long.

Too Much Buxus

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 13:09

Hi Ruth

It sounds as if you have a lovely garden and I'm sure there will be some way for you to make it suitable for your family to enjoy.

Can you post several pictures of the garden, to give us some idea of the options please?

To post a picture on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions to upload a picture from your pc.

leaf blowers

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 12:48

Nut

Maggots in compost bin

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 12:43

Tootles, your poor rats will get  a headache

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60903.jpg?width=203&height=248&mode=max

 

Maggots in compost bin

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 11:14

Highly unlikely to be a Common adder (vipera berus) in a river  - but in France it could  have been an Asp viper http://www.planetepassion.eu/snakes-in-france/Asp-Viper-France.html , it could be confused with an adder and they do frequent river valleys etc.   They're more venomous than the Common adder, which would explain why your son was so poorly BL.  Thank goodness he got the right treatment and recovered.

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 10:39

I'm sure there will be pics Sylvia

My garden is a jungle

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 10:24

Best of luck Donna - you have your priorities set right  

And little gardens of their own for the girls will get them interested, and they they'll want to help when they get bigger.  My daughter still talks about the patch she had when she was 4 years old - she grew nasturtiums one summer and the caterpillars came along and ate them all - she cheered up when I explained that what she had was a Butterfly Farm!!!  She's 38 now and has her own lovely garden, and still grows nasturtiums - amongst everything else.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 09:33

Taking care - I promise

Maggots in compost bin

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 09:31

I was so excited when I spotted a grass snake in our pond - I lay on my tummy just a few feet away from it and watched it as it ate a frog, then while it rested in the water in the sunshine.  Absolutely wonderful.   

Unless you garden on dry heathland you're unlikely to see an adder in your garden, so any snake-like creature you see in your garden will be either a grass snake or a slow worm (which is a type of lizard not a snake).  Both are absolutely wonderful creatures and totally harmless so don't be scared of them.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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