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Posted: 11/03/2015 at 07:16

Good morning all   Sharp frost out there this morning - now with bright blue sky and sunshine. 

I have to restore order to the house today, post decorating - but there may be some time to do a bit of garden tidying ....

HELP! Turfing Problem

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 19:37

If you look on this site and scroll down you'll find a video on preparing the soil to lay turf or seed a lawn.

Hope it helps


Posted: 10/03/2015 at 19:24

Hello folks   Home again - Pa not too bad but very frail and tired.  Ma muddled but happy to sit by Pa's bed and hold his hand.  The builders have finished the decorating - it looks great - very pleased.

We've just had a takeaway for supper - not allowed to use the kitchen until tomorrow - then I'll be putting the house back in order - hope everyone's had a good day - I'll read back in a bit - if I can stay awake

update on Jeyes Fluid and cat probs

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 18:16

Sam, I had to explain to my 4 year old daughter that the cat she loved had been run over in the road. 

Since then our family have always had indoor cats that do not go outside except on a lead.  They are very happy and healthy cats that don't kill birds, small mammals or amphibians,  they don't get run over by passing traffic and they don't run the risk of eating something that might harm them.

Lemon trees

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 18:04

Hello Ronnie

Have you had any frosts in your garden ?   I'd be worried about a lemon that has been frosted.  Is it a Meyer?  They can cope with lower temperatures.

front borders

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 10:12

The big green bunches of leaves might be bluebells - you'll have to wait and see

front borders

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 10:10

Hello lorr

I don't want to rain on your parade, but I think slate would be a bad idea - without a membrane the slate will get incorporated in the soil and it will be a mess - weeds will come up through the slate and pulling them out will pull soil up to the surface. 

I think you'll be better with a bark mulch which will break down slowly into the soil - it'll need topping up from time to time but will be more practical and cheaper


Posted: 10/03/2015 at 09:38

Good morning all - please accept commiserations, condolences and congratulations as appropriate. 

Very disturbed night here - Pa poorly and I asked to be kept informed - last phone call around 2.45am - he'd settled and was feeling easier.  Then I had weird dreams.  Builders here at 8 decorating kitchen!!!  I'm going to leave them to it and visit the Aged Ps in a bit - don't want to get there too early as I want Pa to get plenty of rest after last night.

worm infestation

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 20:08

This may be of interest

budliha pruning

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 20:01

Hello Nellie

I agree with Hostafan - cut it down to knee height or even below - I've cut quite old ones very hard and they've never failed to reward me

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