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Is it too late to cut hedges?

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 10:50

I think the Natural England advice refers to native mixed hedgerows

Good luck with yours

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 10:48

  Lyn - that's awful - you need water!  Can we do anything to help?  Make a phone call for you maybe? 

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS.......

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 10:32

Does Christmas Dinner have calories in it???  Oh dear - someone's misled me

Naughty cats!

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 10:28

See this thread http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/help/570566.html - about the most effective and humane deterrent as far as I'm aware

help!

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 10:25

You should've been here in East Anglia - we've had humpbacks swimming up and down the coast for the past couple of years

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/could_blue_whales_one_day_visit_suffolk_s_coast_1_3824913

help!

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 10:13

 

Like the new avatar - very seasonal!

help!

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 10:11

You just have to make sure you don't catch the postie with it!

Lawn Advice Appreciated

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 08:18

Hi Andy - Merry Christmas to you too

At this time of year you can give it an established lawn a good spiking all over with an aerator or  garden fork - this will get some air down into the soil and also help drainage.  Other than that I'd leave it alone in the wet soggy weather and try to keep off it when frosty or when there's snow on it.

In the early spring you can use an all in one lawn feed which also contains weed and moss killer - it's a good idea to hire/borrow a spreader for this as it's important not to over apply it.  This will kill off lawn weeds and moss and then you can rake them out.  The lawn will look a bit grim for a while but the lawn feed will soon perk the grass up and it will spread and take over the bare patches.  If there are any thin areas left by September a sprinkling of lawn seed will soon remedy that and then you'll be well on the way to having a lawn to be proud of.

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS.......

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 08:11

When the family was all together, decorations would go up the day before son's birthday on the 22nd, but the tree didn't go up until the 23rd when daughter and I would decorate the tree and bake mince pies, stollen etc.  The next day I would prep the veg and stuff the goose or turkey while listening to Carols from Kings on the radio - then we'd go to the village pub for mulled wine and mince pies and  a good singsong with friends before I'd join the church choir for Midnight Mass. 

Nowadays we all have our own homes - sometimes we're together for Christmas and sometimes work and other things mean that we get together on another day over the holiday.  However, a new tradition is that each year I give my 'children' a new bauble each for their own trees

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