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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 17:47

Crossroads were a real lifeline for many of the families I worked with.

Vine weevils

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 17:22

Spread the compost out on a tarpaulin/sheet of plastic or similar and leave it for a couple of days - the birds will help themselves to any remaining grubs etc - you can then put the compost on the garden.

Love a bargain

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 16:54

We got a bargain today - driving back from visiting Ma we passed a house with a sign

Free Horse Manure - we filled the car boot with six bags full of pony poo and now they're stacked in the garden - when we empty the compost bins they'll be added bit by bit to the new heap - marvellous!

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 16:47

Hello SolentWind and welcome aboard - that plot is certainly going to keep you busy for  a while  - I think I'd start by strimming and mowing to get a meadow effect, and live with it for a while, then make some decisions about dividing it up. 

Big Christopher Lloyd fans here too

Clari - is this a new cough the neighbour has, or a new neighbour?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 16:39

Lyn ((hugs)) 


Marking Out

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 16:04

I use parcel string and a couple of bits of broken tomato cane.

Marking Out

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 10:10

Also plenty available on Amazon - put 'coir twine' into the Amazon search bar and Bob's your uncle ........


HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 10:03

Yes, at least the one with the 'Italianate' garden didn't seem to mind parting with plenty of her inherited cash to a team of landscapers who undoubtedly did all the work - didn't see her dirty a fingernail - in order to be able to say that MD designed her garden, and invited all her friends to party with him at the reveal - she'll dine off that one for years

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 09:48
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Fairy, it's at the "reveal" of the garden in Twickenham . Not even a coherent sentence.

As he left he said it'd win a gold medal at any flower show. That sealed it, deffo under the influence of something.

Yes, that sealed it for me too!  LOL   And I'm sorry, that woman was soooooooo irritating - even more irritating that the Mad Hatter in the other garden

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