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Posted: 10/12/2015 at 06:50

Good morning all   G'day Pat

 I slept like a log - sorry   

I did wake once and noticed a light on next door as I traversed the landing - there were lights on there when I went to bed which is unusual - an elderly chap lives there on his own - he has carers go in several times a day and his daughter visits frequently - couldn't see any signs of anything untoward - just the lights on - can't really go round and check in the middle of the night just 'cos the lights are on

Poor Lawn

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 19:34

Verdun, you may well be correct that the lawn has been affected by leatherjackets and I agree that nematodes applied next year will be a good course to follow.Nematodes are very effective  

However, if you zoom in on the third photo you'll see long grass stems laying flat on the surface of the lawn, looking dry and hay-like - I think it looks like the flowering stalks of the grass that are not being cut properly.

Poor Lawn

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 19:26

I've zoomed in on the third photo and I can see what you mean - there are a lot of long grass stalks there - they look like flowering stalks rather than 'leaves' - can you check and see if that's what they are?

What sort of mower do you use and how sharp are the blades?

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Posted: 09/12/2015 at 18:11

Of course Hosta, real paper - enough to line the budgie's cage for the rest of the year, and give him something to read




We don't have a budgie

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Posted: 09/12/2015 at 18:07

Anyone got a Radio Times???

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Posted: 09/12/2015 at 18:03

We'll meet you here about then Hosta

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Posted: 09/12/2015 at 18:00

And if you really really need to shut them up just tell them you're spending Christmas Day with friends ..............................Gardening Friends .............. some of us will be here for some of the time

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Posted: 09/12/2015 at 17:41

Lots of ((hugs)) from here too Jo - you do exactly whatever you want to and tell the others to go ......




  a kite


Ugly bins

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 16:42


We've got a fence of trellis panels hiding ours. 

You could hinge some trellis panels like in this picture.  Maybe fix one end to a wall or fence and put a patio clematis in a pot by the fixed end to climb over that end. 


Improving Composting for the Elderly

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 16:15

I was only saying this morning that I'd be perfectly happy to be added to the compost heap following cremation (at the appropriate time of course - not yet).

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