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Sorry but I used Weedkiller

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 08:49

With a fine sprinkler rose on it? 

Tip:  don't use the watering can for watering plants - label it 'for weedkiller only' - otherwise there will be 

Last edited: 07 October 2016 08:50:17

Making a bed on existing grass?

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 08:33

In my experience there are weeds, and then there are WEEDS

I sincerely doubt whether the lasagna method will get rid of deep rooted creeping thistle, perennial stinging nettles, hedge bindweed, ground elder etc in six months, especially over the winter when these plants are more or less dormant anyway. 

I'm sure it'll deal with chickweed, groundsel, plantains etc - but so would hand weeding and forking it over followed by an occasional sortie with a Dutch hoe to deal with seedlings. 

Last edited: 07 October 2016 08:34:16

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 06:55

Good morning to whoever is about 

It seems very dark here this morning. 

Im a coffee drinker Pat. I have a bad memory for names, but then I always have had so that's not a sign of anything. 

Glad the worst is over Obelixx - as you say, now you can take your time. Glad the ginger cat will be reunited with his family. 

It all seems very quiet and still out there - just an occasional rook flying past. OH is setting off on his bike for work. I don't know what the weather forecast is. I shall check ...

Tomatoes - strange results

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 23:10

It was '76 Hogweed. That's the summer Wonky was born - very hot!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 18:44
Yviestevie says:

Muddle up it's Dulux weathershield 'Green Glade' it's a satin finish for wood or metal.  Have to say it's worn really well.

See original post

 That's the one we had for the front door etc at our last house - a Victorian terrace - someone once knocked on the door to ask what colour and make it was 

Climbing plants

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 18:36

You also need to consider the logistics of taking the plant out of it's container and putting it into another one, while it's entwined on its wires or trellis or whatever it's growing up.  

That could be quite complex and require the muscles of two, or even three strong people.

Tomatoes - strange results

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 16:23

Hi Boater

i'm afraid that you just can't neglect tomato plants and expect to get optimum results.  

The reason most of us give our tomato plants a lot of attention, pinching out the sideshoots before they're an inch long, staking,  watering and feeding regularly and stopping the plants after they've reached the appropriate number of trusses, is because that's the way to get good fruit.  

I really don't think that you can ignore them for a month and expect good results - especially in Scotland where the weather is hardly ideal for outdoor tomatoes. 

What happened to the ones in your conservatory?  Did you get someone to water them?

Catnip plant for cats

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 16:12

Not all cats are attracted to catnip - I've had a lot of cats and only one of them reacted to catnip, whereas my son's cat and both of my daughter's cats absolutely love it.  Apparently only about 50% have the genes that cause the reaction.

There's some info here 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 14:44

You'd have to get past me Hosta - that's our place - didn't you read that it belongs to a couple of artists? 

I went up to Wyevale and came back with some Tarda tulips and some Crocus sativus for next autumn.  

Then I called in at Notcutts on the way home and picked up some little variegated ivies to go in pots with little daffs, and some species-type tulips 'Lilac Wonder' and some more Crocus 'Snow Bunting' just fell into the basket 

Notcutts also gave me a freebie of some red 'Darwin' type tulips - not sure where they're going to go - I'll put them in a pot and find a place for them later. 

Last edited: 06 October 2016 14:49:08

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