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Growing Ivy

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 07:15

And for permanent planting in containers don't use the ordinary multi-purpose compost - get some John Innes loam-based compost No 3 from a garden centre.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 07:07

Good morning all  G'day Pat

Bright and sunny here but frost on the roofs - not in my back garden thank goodness - on the coldest night of the spring I forgot to bring my tomato seedlings indoors - they're still out in the little greenhouse - but I've checked them and they're fine - Phew!!!

Houses with lots of land

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 06:57

And another

such a pretty place full of potential - but same caveat - get a structural survey.

You'll also need a builder you trust to tell you  roughly how much you're going to have to spend to make it as you want it. 

Thought for Lyn

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 20:36

Lyn ((hugs))

See you soon xx

Desperate for weed help

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 20:28

Not pyracantha - leaves wrong, description of growth and roots wrong.  Pyracantha is a woody shrub with tree-like roots and glossy simple leaves.

Looks like ground elder to me as well.

As Bob says, if treating with glyphosate you must wait for the weed to die and turn brown before pulling/digging it up.  Only then will the poison have reached the roots.

First time seed grower !!

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 20:12

Hello and welcome Paul

I prick our my tomato seedlings  when they have two proper leaves as well as the first two little seed leaves.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 19:48

You could patent that Chicky

Houses with lots of land

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 17:58

If you want to build your own place, look for semi-isolated rural properties with totally derelict house/bungalow on them.  The sort of place where you'd never normally get planning permission, but if there is the remains of a house there then you should normally get planning permission to build on its 'footprint', 


Houses with lots of land

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 17:38
darren636 wrote (see)
Try Croatia and Slovenia

Brexit may well scupper that sort of adventure

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