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Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:53

Good evening KEF 


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:47

Strawberry Panda 

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:43

What about those free wildflower seeds we all sent for the other night? 

raspberry progress ...

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:17

They look fine - that's what they do, send up new growth from underground.  They could probably do with a bit of water, compost in bottom pic looks a bit dry - and have your worked out how you're going to support them - they'll get quite top heavy and blow over unless you have some system sorted out. 

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:13

It wouldn't take long to cut it by hand with a pair of garden shears, if your legs and back are still of the bendy variety - I used to cut a little lawn like this - bit past it now

Or as I've said elsewhere, Auctioneers' Deadstock Sales can be sources of good second hand gardening equipment - and it's free entertainment and usually a cheap cuppa and a bun can be had 


What is this weed?

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:03

Celandine - if you can keep it there it's very pretty in a hedge bottom - depends on whether you like the natural look or not. 

Lawn Mower for Rough Grass

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 15:03

It might be an idea to check out some local Auctioneers' deadstock sales - you'd be surprised what you can pick up in the way of gardening equipment for very little expense - and a petrol motor mower can usually be got into reasonable shape for that sort of work by someone with a knack for that sort of thing. 

We had a rough area that needed to be mown a few times a year and that's how we got our mower.

Good luck 

Tomatoes - in or out

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 14:34

Frank, I can assure you that your absence has been commented on and several people expressed the hope that it was not because of illness or anything untoward.  

As for double-digging, I remember advocating this to someone last autumn - and although some felt that this was unnecessary, I was not shouted down

Some regulars are no longer here, but some of us remain, and we have lots of new regulars too, some even older than I (and I've retired since we last 'spoke') - several of whom also believe that there will always be a place for more traditional methods.

It is good to 'see' you. 

Difficulty removing invasive plant

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 14:26

Stephen, to post a photo on here click on the green tree icon on the toolbar at the top of where you type your post and follow the instructions.

Tomatoes - in or out

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 13:14

Palaisglide!!!  Welcome - how very good to see you - you've been missed!!! 

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