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Please help me think outside the box!

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 07:31

Agrostis nebulosi is a half-hardy annual so shouldn't be difficult to control

http://www.norfolkcottagegarden.co.uk/shop/item/Agrostis-nebulosa

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Posted: 13/03/2016 at 07:27

Please folks ... let's leave this for Daniel and Nora to deal with

Please help me think outside the box!

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 07:24

If I was into growing seeds as an activity in itself, rather than to fill my garden - I think I'd go for a whole load of different small alpines - that way I'd have room to create beautiful little alpine gardens in containers - think that would be fascinating.

Have a look at the Chiltern catalogue - loads of alpines there

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 07:20

Love starlings - have a good journey Lesley

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 07:05

Good morning all   G'day Pat

Yvie   When we were buying this place we had a full survey and got a builder in to go over the place with a fine toothed comb too before we made an offer.  And even then some things were missed - like a problem with the drains (now fixed) .  The surveyor even said that there's a gas fire in the sitting room ... it's electric   But at least he said it in writing. 

Have your daughter and her OH tried taking this up with the surveyor's regulartory association?  It's worth a try.

There's a frost on the grass this morning and it was quite misty a little earlier, but the sun is out now and the mist is lifting - the goldfinches are on the feeders and the woodpigeons are cooing on the roof.  I think I might get some gardening done. 

Hazel, re the knitting - it's the ribbed neckband I've been struggling with - getting the the vee-shaped welt right as the pattern instructions are minimal.  Got it sorted now and just the ribbed bands around the armholes to do

Eeek I've got a rat

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 18:43

Put the groundfeeders' food on a tray and bring it in at dusk and put it back in the morning.  Rats do most of their feeding at night 

Gardners world

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 17:09

I liked the feature on developments at Sissinghurst, and look forward to more in future programmes.  The slow start to proper spring weather this year is slowing the programme down a bit but I'm sure it'll speed up as the soil warms.

crawling bugs in my soil - is it safe to use?

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 17:02

Agree with Nut, could also be leatherjackets ... hard to tell ... but the treatment is the same.

crawling bugs in my soil - is it safe to use?

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 16:59

Can't see them very well, but from a distance they look as if they may be cutworms - they've really enjoyed the conditions you provided them with.  I don't cover soil because it prevents the birds getting rid of the bugs for you - they're not harmful to humans but they may eat some of your plants - I'd just rake the soil over and leave it for a few days - the blackbirds and robins will come and eat them and by the time the weather is suitable for planting the bugs will be gone

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 16:26

Speaking of knitting, at last I've got the vee neck of Wonky's jumper done properly - now for the armholes .......

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