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Posted: 07/08/2014 at 10:33

Right - off we go - see you later folks - have a good day 

Pruning Mulberry trees

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 10:05

I know very little about growing mulberry trees, although I am particularly fond of one that I know   so I had a Google and found this 

if you scroll down you'll find stuff about the mulberry tree's connection with Shakespeare - you may not find it interesting, but I did so I thought I'd share 

Talkback: Dealing with bindweed

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 10:02

Spray or paint the ground elder with glyphosate and wait for it to die, as with the bindweed.  It must turn brown and wither before you pull it up - that means you've got the roots.  

Digging ground elder is just as useless as digging bindweed - every tiny fragment of root left behind will grow 


Posted: 07/08/2014 at 09:52

Niece and I are a bit ahead of ourselves, so we've got time to sit and mooch about and noodle for a bit - watering has been done, frogs have been counted so now coffee is being drunk.

Pdoc - I'm going to be being energetic today, so if you could do my share of sitting and watching I'd be very grateful, otherwise I'll get behind with it 

OL - getting VERY EXCITED now!!! 

Why are my Conifers dying from the bottom up

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 08:46

Don't you think a nice tightly clipped holly hedge would look good there?  The soil would need improving first though. 


Posted: 07/08/2014 at 08:43

I either use pics that are on the internet as freely available to be copied, or try to check on the website to see whether they are copyrighted or not - I try to stick to ones that aren't - I may sometimes get it wrong but I do try not to 

Help with tomato

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 08:05

This video demonstrates it pretty clearly 


Posted: 07/08/2014 at 07:35

Morning Beau's Mum - you snuck in there - hope your nieces are as good company as mine is 


Posted: 07/08/2014 at 07:34

Clari - who phoned for the taxi?    Glad everyone's ok - you need Fairy to wave her wand and decree sweetness and light for the rest of the week after that experience 

Hedgehogs seem to huff and puff  at each other - not terribly social creatures unless amorous - the noise sometimes wakes us up at night!


Posted: 07/08/2014 at 07:08

Have a good day Panda - see you Sunday 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

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Do you? 
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All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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