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Posted: 04/11/2014 at 16:18

Bill - indeed - utmost respect! 

Apart from taking the leaves off the netting over the pond I'm leaving them alone until they're all off the ash trees - then I'll spend a day raking and bagging them up for leafmould.   I see no point in doing the job twice and while they're littering the lawn and the Little Wilderness they're available for the hedgehogs to gather up (fewer for me to rake then  )

Spring bulbs growing now

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 14:13

The frost will slow down their growth but those spring bulbs are hardy in the UK so although they've got a bit of a head start because of the mild weather they'll be fine and you'll find them peeking through the snow (if we get any).

I'm afraid I don't know what caused the problems with you aliums - I've not grown them often and haven't come across any problems.  I planted some this autumn so next summer I'll have my fingers crossed.

Spring bulbs growing now

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 13:55

Liz, my sympathy for your loss. 

I agree with Nutcutlet as to the probable identity of the pictures.  There's nothing you need do to them.  They'll be fine.

Purple Tree?

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 10:43

A good way of encouraging it to be a bush tree would be to cut some of it for flower arranging in the summer - it looks really good when combined with acid green/yellow alchemilla and some pinky purples

Winter 2014/15

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 10:39

Prepare for the worst and hope for the best

Watering can redesign

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 10:27

I've completed it the survey, but some of the questions are impossible to answer properly.  How can I answer how often I water my plants? - it depends on so many things, the stage of the plant and the weather conditions in particular. 



Posted: 04/11/2014 at 09:16

Yes he was/is - grey mohair too with felt paws and a slight hump, but without the tag now,


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 08:54

I've still got mine - he came from Hamleys and used to have a tag in his ear, but when I was a child I got Pa to remove it 'cos I didn't want Edward to have an ear tag like the cows and the pigs, 'cos they went to market and never came back!

Wonder what he'd have been worth if he still had it - he's a rare colour apparently.

Do I sound heartless   I wouldn't get rid of him ........... really!


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 08:16

Still lots of leaves on our ash trees - lots on the ground too - I'm waiting until they're all down before I rake them up - but I need to get some binbags for making leafmould - and some batteries for the big torch - that didn't seem too bright last night.  The small torch is a wind-up/solar powered and that was fine

Strictly 2014

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 08:03

It's a TV show - not a serious dancing competition!  That's the role that Anton plays - he's good at it

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