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weeds weeds and more weeds

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 10:12

I think I'd use SDK brushwood killer or similar.

victoria plums

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 09:50

Where did you put it?  It's not showing on this thread. 

Click on the green tree icon and follow the instructions

weeds weeds and more weeds

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 09:48

I think I'd be looking for recommendations for a local gardening/odd job chap or chap-ess to get it clear between now and when you move in. 

Make sure they understand that you won't pay unless all roots are properly removed.  Also make sure that they know they must not use residual weedkillers as you want to grow things there.

Good luck - quite an adventure you've got ahead of you

Pheasants attack the plums

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 09:44

I agree - speak to the gamekeeper or farmer - he'll be wanting to keep the pheasants on his land, not have them wandering off in search of tasty morsels.  If he/she know's their job he/she'll alter the feeding stations/patterns to keep them away from your garden.

The pheasant shooting season starts at the end of the months, so pheasants will be a lot more wary then.

No partridges hiding in your pear tree I suppose?  The partridge season started this month

Lawn - next steps

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 09:16

It looks to me as if that lawn might get quite a bit of shade - if so it would probably be a good idea to get a grass seed specially selected for shady conditions.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 09:14

It's only on the front lawn and it's a recent occurrence - I think it may be NDN's young tabby male - the one whose life OH saved when he was newly moved in next door and he stole and choked on a chicken bone - NDN rushed around here distraught and thrust strange squirming cat at us.  OH wrapped him tightly in a towel and stuck his fingers down the throat and hooked out a big bone. 

There's gratitude for you

scabby potatoes

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 09:09

As Buddyboy says, the dry summer has increased the amount of potato scab about this year.  A bit more water would've helped, but it's too late now.  Something to remember for another year

They'll store ok as long as the conditions are good and you make sure the skins are really dry before you bag them.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 09:00

I nearly experienced barefoot cat deposits on the front lawn this morning Lily

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 08:51

Panda

Yum!   I've got some lovely cheese - Mrs Temple's Copy's Cloud - coming from the Farm Shop this evening http://www.holkham.co.uk/html/ourtenants_mrstemple.html

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 08:10

Yay!  We're taking a picnic Panda - but there'll be plenty for you - you don't want to have to carry sarnies on the train - we'll bring some bamboo shoots

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