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Posted: 28/09/2016 at 17:39

Regularly mulch your garden with home made compost and well rotted farmyard manure - it will become a destination for worms from all around the vicinity of your garden 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 17:35

I've been reliably informed that dresses are shorter nowadays because you wear them as tunics over leggins, jeggings or jeans - not bare legs or tights - glad someone told me, I might have committed a fashion faux pas 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 17:06

Gorgeous Obelixx - what space!!! What views!!! What potential!!!

I might not need structure for the Shady Bank - Wonky has two small Viburnum tinus surplus to her requirements that she's potting up for me to grow on  I wonder how long they'll take to get to the size I need - perhaps I'll get obelisks first, then the Viburnums can take over later.  

BL, glad you and DD had a lovely time ((hugs))

Last edited: 28 September 2016 17:06:53

Victorian front garden ideas wanted

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 16:55

Jenna   your house looks like our last one   except that we had a shared side-alley so we could get to the back without going through the house.  We found there was room for a slim rainwater butt next to the bay window and that made watering the front garden much easier.  

In the narrow bed alongside the front path we had loads of different types of sempervivums - they looked fantastic.

The other side of the path we had a low lavender hedge.  In the middle of the bed we had a Victoria plum tree surrounded by a mixture of perennials plus in the spring, tulips and wallflowers.

Apple Day Events 2016

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 13:47

We're often asked if we can identify varieties of apples and pears ... I thought it might be helpful to make a note of the dates and locations of Apple Days taking place this autumn where the public can take their fruit along for identification by Apple Experts.

The National Trust are holding an Apple Day at Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk on Sunday 23rd October 10.30 - 4.30

Details here 


Posted: 28/09/2016 at 12:31

Why am I left out?    

Laurel bushes

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 11:23

Totally agree with Steephill and Pbff above.

You may like to read this thread 

documenting Befuddled's management of his new laurel hedge, which started out much as yours did, with plants around 6 ft tall.  You'll see that cutting back encouraged the hedge to thicken up and increase its rate of growth - there are pictures. 

unknown plant

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 11:16

Yes  antirrhinums, I get them popping up all over the place - no idea where they come from - I've not grown any in this garden and the last people didn't do anything in the garden.  

Hello smart people

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 11:13

I spread used compost which might contain vine weevil grubs onto a tarpaulin on the back lawn - the blackbirds and starlings help themselves, then the compost goes on the veg patch. 

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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 09:59

Ah ... it was Chicky ... consideration is being given ........ 

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