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Rotavator to tame paddock? Will it work?

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 15:52

BusyBee, it'd take you about three and a half hours to get to East Ruston - we travel to near Grantham quite regularly to see the inlaws - quite a nice drive.  We can also recommend the scones and cakes at East Ruston. 

Rotavator to tame paddock? Will it work?

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 15:48

Grew up on dairy and pig farms Fairygirl - got FYM in my marrow 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 15:20

That hellebore reminds me of this 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38055.jpg?width=600&height=350&mode=max

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 15:12

I think I deserve a slice of cake too - is there any left?  We'll have to be quick 'cos Verdun, Punkdoc and Woody can usually smell cake ........

Olive Tree care indoors....losing it leaves- what am I doing wrong?

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 15:11

Olives, like most Mediterranean plants, can withstand some very low temperatures as long as their toes are not wet at the same time - it's cold coupled with wet that does the damage, not cold on it's own.

I would have thought that olives would have coped with this winter's temperatures as long as they were in a really free-draining compost and the pot was up on feet so that the drainage holes run free.  

I think that your olive may be complaining because it's been too warm and dry - hopefully it will be happier in the porch. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 15:05

Bathroom de-scaled - now I feel 

Cuppa anyone?

mealy bugs

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 15:02

I remember that being recommended by someone a while back - I've never done it.  

The RHS recommend some organic treatments based on fatty acids that will deal with mealy bugs here http://www.rhs.org.uk/media/pdfs/advice/pesticides - scroll down and you'll find it.

I've read that the usual cause of infestation is on a brought in plant, so once you've got rid of the bugs, it's recommended to quarantine new plants in another part of the house for a while before bringing them into the conservatory.

Good luck 

Rotavator to tame paddock? Will it work?

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 14:10

Ah, but I've been transplanted - born in Beds, grew up in Suffolk, transplanted into Norfolk 

Just typical!

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 14:07

It is chilly out there - I'm back indoors and de-scaling the bathroom  - just think how good I'll feel when it's done 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 13:56

Matty - that looks absolutely gorgeous 

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Weather warning! 
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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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