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Posted: 14/07/2016 at 19:11

Glad the invalids are a bit better. 

Sluggy areas have been deluged with nematode spray ... that'll teach'em 

By the time I'd done all that and a bit of general tidying I decided that I needed to do some knitting on the sofa ... think I'm missing Wimbledon   Roll on Olympics 


Posted: 14/07/2016 at 10:47

No - totally forgot it was on - hopefully Virgin has recorded it for me and I'll watch it tonight.  Was on phone to sister in law.  

I'm going to put nematodes on the veg patch as they've got my beans and I've had to replant, and also along the Shady Bank as they have had a go at the Blue Angel hostas   Hopefully one application will cut down the infestation enough to make a difference 

Please help I.D. this plant

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 10:42

One of the varieties of Philadelphus (aka Mock Orange due to it's beautiful perfume being like that of orange blossom).  


Posted: 14/07/2016 at 10:35

Sounds like it needs a concerted effort by cleaner, newsletter lady and you to keep pointing out the problem ... nicely ... don't want to get into Pdoc's NDN situation. 

Just finishing my coffee and listening to Popmaster, then I shall mix and apply the Nematodes - slugs, they're coming to get you ...................................... 

Poorly cyclamen

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 10:32

They die down in the summer and start back into growth in the autumn/winter - I'd leave it to dry out now, then in Sept/Oct repot it and it should spring back into life 

Have a look here - scroll down to the life-cycle bit 

Good luck 


Posted: 14/07/2016 at 10:27

I'm wondering how many more days we should pretend that we've not noticed the neighbours' boys' best football arrived over the fence (again) a few days ago - don't want to be horrid, they're nice boys, but I'd have thought they were big enough now to go up to the playground a few hundred yards away where there's a proper goal for football. 


Posted: 14/07/2016 at 10:24

Oh dear Hosta   Hope they 'take the hint' soon - at least school holidays should start any minute and they'll be at home more for a while ... 


Posted: 14/07/2016 at 08:53

Good morning all  

Get well soon Pat ((hugs))

Sunshine here ... so far it looks like a gardening day ... I'd better get dressed ............ 

GWRS - I love tripe - with salt & vinegar, or tripe and onions, Trippa alla Romana ... every which way 

Perfect hedge

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 14:53

I'm not happy with the idea of trying to grow hornbeam in a space 12" wide with a soil depth of 9" 

Nuisance Birds...

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 14:31
Redwing says:

As Dove said, 'Crow Country' is very good but it is by Mark Cocker, not Andrew.  I recommend it to anyone interested in Rooks and their close cousins, Jackdaws.

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