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Posted: 22/11/2015 at 15:04

Very nice Steve - I usually put up with a mug - we only have biscuits in this house when the builders are here, or if OH brings some home from work - this is a real treat ... thanks

The dreaded vine weevil!

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 15:02

Have been reflecting on the subject of the type of soil/compost.

When we first moved here  the area which is now the Shady Bank had a very high level of organic content, not having been 'cultivated' or the fallen leaves cleared up for probably 30 years.  That was when we found a lot of evidence of vine weevils and the Nemasys was first applied.

The following year we dug that bank over and extended it, building a retaining wall along it's length.  We had at least a couple of tonnes of topsoil added and dug in before the bed was replanted.  The topsoil was quite a gritty loam. 

I wonder if the gritty soil has made the vine weevil larvae feel less at home and has contributed, along with the Nemasys, to the reduction in damage. 



Posted: 22/11/2015 at 14:55

That's kind of you Steve - much appreciated

Strictly is back!

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 14:54

Helen's eyes are really wide apart, and  whoever is doing her makeup is accentuating that with highlighter rather than using some clever shading. 

I think Anita was absolutely amazing last night - outstandingly good.


Posted: 22/11/2015 at 14:48

Update - it is now sleeting heavily and rattling on the window

Please may I be excused from gardening this afternoon ........


Posted: 22/11/2015 at 14:48

Gardening?  It's almost pitch dark outside and it's beginning to sleet again - not really gardening weather - not for us Fair Weather Gardeners  

Tree Nursery bankrupt - online auction

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 13:46

I don't know if anyone has any trees/hedging to buy and I don't know what quantities are going to be offered in the online auction, but I thought I'd flag this up


Posted: 22/11/2015 at 13:30

Sweet dreams Pat  


Posted: 22/11/2015 at 12:01

I bag our leaves up in black bin bags, tie the tops, make some holes in the bottom with a gardening knife and stack them in a corner out of the way.  They usually turn into lovely leaf-mould in about 12 months - sometimes I add them in layers to the compost heap when they've partially rotted down, usually after about 6 months. 


Posted: 22/11/2015 at 11:52

I love using a treadle machine - very satisfying sounds

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ID please

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Flower ID please

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