Dovefromabove


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Forsythia - Will I damage it if I cut back hard now?

Posted: Today at 11:16

I've found that this rejuvenation technique works well with old forsythia bushes


http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/forsythia/forsythia-rejuvenation.htm 

Flower bed gone wrong?

Posted: Today at 11:04

Yay!  Nothing to beat a good sharp Dutch hoe for keeping the little weedlings under control.  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: Today at 10:18


Just outside the back door. Sunshine streaming in 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: Today at 10:13

That view sounds fabulous Hosta   Glad you had a good day.


At least the giant carrots etc kept him occupied - his wife only had to turn up to help with the harvesting - she's probably really pleased that he has a hobby 


Weather?  Gorgeous here Hosta - light breeze, blue skies and sunshine ... sorry 

Thread worm lookalike

Posted: Today at 10:04

They're just one of the many many types of worms and nematodes etc that live in our soil, breaking down organic matter and making it available to the plants.


There's nothing to worry about.


http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/basics/pot-worms-in-compost.htm 


Obviously you teach your children to wash their hands after playing in the garden, just to be on the safe side - particularly as you have pets. 


Last edited: 24 September 2016 10:05:36

Sorry but I used Weedkiller

Posted: Today at 08:55

I agree, it's not Mare'stail.  


Whatever it is, I think you have two choices:


1. give the area a good digging over, removing every tiny piece of root - prepare your lawn and sow your grass.  If any bits of whatever it is reappear next year as long as you mow regularly it shouldn't cause a problem.


2. spray again with glyphosate and leave - sow your grass in the spring.  

Last edited: 24 September 2016 08:56:32

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: Today at 08:20

DD - that's brilliant - would you be kind enough to do some running on my behalf too - silly for both of us to do it  and it'd save me the bother - I could do something else, like making jelly 


and Fairy,  you could do my h****work and I'll plant bulbs for you   Teamwork!!!


((lots of hugs)) for Bushman and others in need of them 


Anyone seen Plantpauper lately ...

Last edited: 24 September 2016 08:22:43

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: Today at 07:09

Good morning all  G'day Pat 


Its another lovely morning here in Norfolk. I may plant some bulbs 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 17:40

I've just been out to water the grass seed - I checked the temp - it was nearly 23C earlier this afternoon, and is 19.1C now ......... sorreeeeeeeeeeeee ............. I do feel guilty 


Bushman, we have the option of Laphroaig or Balvenie - just a snifter with your supper -  make your choice   

Right Of Way

Posted: Yesterday at 17:34

Could it be changed so that it's a Permissive Path rather than a Right of Way


http://www.birketts.co.uk/documents/legal_update/permissive%20access%20but%20not%20a%20public%20footpath.pdf 


That way the exisiting neighbours continue to be friendly to each other; each landowner is in control of 'their bit' and the pathway can be closed if they so choose - then if new neighbours moved in who were not so likeable the path could be closed.  


Just a thought 

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Choose just one ...

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