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I agree, beech or hornbeam would be lovely there - or holly
But yes, you'll have to replenish the soil first.
Never having grown watermelons I've no idea how much they'll dislike it, but I'd do it anyway - growing so closely together will impair their growth so I'd go ahead, do it quickly and gently - I reckon they'll be fine
Alternatively couldn't you suspend home-wrecker from the ceiling in a cage?
Just a thought ............... I'll get my coat .......................
Good morning Fritillary and everyone else
What a glorious morning
Lull it into a false sense of security then fell it with a scissor kick!
Well, you'll move him out and you might drown his offspring - but if he's found somewhere nearby that provides him with food, he'll stay around - he'll just find somewhere else to live. I think I'd leave the hole alone and show it to the rat man/woman when they come to lay the baits - you'll give them a chance to identify the rats' usual 'rat runs'etc.
Fidget, you probably didn't mean to ........... but you've made me cry ............. that really is the lovliest news
Thank you all for your kind messages and thoughts - today went very well - Ma did well, some confusion but some awareness of what was going on and some appropriate tears - lots of attention from family and friends - and she enjoyed singing the hymns - I must say that her grand daughters were all absolutely wonderful with her
But you do have your very own tame IT Wizard !!!
Hello Wonky and welcome aboard - you seem very familiar
As has been said, cut the hedge back hard to rejuvenate it - give it some Fish Blood & Bone to feed it - and it will grow away strongly.
In future try to clip it to an 'A' shape - wider at the bottom than the top - that way you'll get a lovely 'fat bottom' to your hedge with no gaps!