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New Raised Bed

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 08:46
NewBoy2 wrote (see)

Dove

Do you mix it all together or manure at bottom and soil on top and if I want to sow carrots would I then have to wait a few months for the manure big bits to break down

I mix it all together.  Make sure you use well-rotted manure rather than fresh, and if you make the bed now it'll be fine to sow carrots in the spring.   I find Chantenay carrots grow very well in containers/raised beds and they have a great flavour. http://www.thompson-morgan.com/vegetables/vegetable-seeds/carrot-and-parsnip-seeds/carrot-royal-chantenay-heritage/4849TM

Turf or seeding

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 08:11

Don't think it's being a cheapskate - I think seeding is the best solution in your circumstances - you can use some of the same seed mix to scatter on the rest of the lawn (after scarifying) and this will blend the edges and make the old 'path' indistinguishable from the lawn.

If you turfed it you'd always have a strip of different looking grass where the path had been.

Ponds

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 07:57

Our pond was getting congested with hornwort, it's grown so much this summer - I spent some time at the weekend supervising OH removing about half of it and leaving it on the side.  Next day it went into the compost bin   Much better now.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 07:48

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 Here you are Bekkie

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 07:47

Lyn - I echo what the others have said - IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT! Elderly parents can be so difficult, bless 'em.  But do make a formal complaint  to the Ambulance Trust about that Paramedic!!!

Verdun - hydration is so important - not enough fluid leads to severe confusion - Pa was in hospital and was given a few weeks to live on his 90th birthday - now he's in The Lovely Home and coming up to 95 which just shows you what proper care can do!  The carers monitor how much fluid he has and if he hasn't had enough his favourite carer comes and sits with him and encourages (flirts) with him until he's had his allotted amount!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 07:32

Good morning all   I had Radio 4 on all night for the results - must say I'm very relieved too Fg

I was AWOL yesterday after my trip into the city - hairdo, manicure, lovely lunch at Jamie O's and bought a good book and got stuck into it - what a lovely day

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 10:06

And please everyone - remember to leave enough leaves out to dry in the garden so that Hefty's pals can make their hibernaculums! 

Lollipop Bay Tree Size

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 09:34

Reads prices seem reasonable (they're on the site).

These are roughly the same but they have a wider range of sizes  http://www.garden-select.co.uk/acatalog/Rootex.html#a4

Sunshine and blue skies here too

Lollipop Bay Tree Size

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 09:09

No, they're not grafted.  When we moved here we inherited a bay tree which was obviously an ex-lollipop which had been liberated   It was growing upwards and outwards at a rate of knots, rivalling the large ash trees at the end of the garden.  We had to get our builder to dig it out! 

We have a lollipop bay in a large pot on our terrace - I grew it from a cutting and I'm inordinately proud of it

New nieghbours, new fence and eye-saws

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 09:06

Sound advice Northernlass

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