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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 16:49

Yes!  Yes!!  YES!!! 

Hoed and weeded all the borders and used all the BF&B that I could find, mowed both lawns, cleaned out the mini greenhouse ready for seedlings, stood and looked at the 'new bed area' a lot, and listened to the birds a lot

Jumping bugs

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 15:36

Sounds like springtails - not harmful - lots of food for baby birds and hedgehogs

Prevent compost pots from drying out

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 15:30

I think you may be making the mistake of watering little and often - it's much better to give the pot a total soaking - and then don't water it again until the compost is dry at least an inch under the surface e (stick your finger in up to the first knuckle). 

Use large pots and leave at least two inches free from compost at the top - when you water fill the pot to the brim and let it all soak in. 

That way the compost will absorb water much better and not become a dry solid mass.

Mail Order "A Lottery"?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 13:42


Mister / sprayer - recommendation sought

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:34

I've even re-used one of the daily shower  spray containers - well rinsed of course. 

Mister / sprayer - recommendation sought

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:33

Just keep twiddling the nozzle until you get the fineness of spray you need


Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:24

Don't worry Verdun - it'll soon be back to normal

 The forecast for the rest of the weekend ......

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:18

Thanks Flumpy

I rotated it before I posted it, but somehow it turned itself back on it's side

It's lovely out there -  the sun is shining, the birds are singing and there are ladybirds 'bonding' literally everywhere I look - even on the lawn - I'm having to be careful where I walk

I'm giving a beds a good hoeing - then I'm going to give the clematis, honeysuckles roses and other flowering shrubs a good dose of clematis fertiliser before the rains come - if I've got enough FB&B left from last year I'll scatter that around too, but I've a feeling there's only a little left - I'll go up to the GC tomorrow and get some more, but this sunshine is too good to waste.

Just popped in for a mug of soup ... got to keep my strength up .........

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 11:35

 Talking of sharing - rhubarb crumble anyone?

Unknown weed

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 10:38

Arum maculatum - aka Lords & Ladies, Cuckoo pint, Jack in the Pulpit and many other names

Great in a wildflower garden or woodland - not so good in a tidy border.  As has been said, you can dig them out or use glyphosate or both. 

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