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Posted: 20/11/2015 at 17:17

Oh KEF ((hugs))  what a bu$$er!!!  Keep warm - I've got a hot water bottle you can borrow

Hellebore seedlings in winter

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 16:48

My hellebore seedlings spend the winter in small pots in a sheltered corner outside - the biggest threat to their survival is the attention of slugs and snails. 

Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 16:44

OK - I'll put my hands up here - I felt that Buddyboy calling Jo a 'big mouth' and making other unpleasant attacks on her wasn't acceptable, so I asked Daniel to take a look.

No other reason.

Nothing at all to do with the subject being discussed - if you want to discuss Merit 75, neonicotinoids etc start another thread - I'm sure it won't be deleted unless people start bickering and making personal remarks. 


Saying goodbye

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 16:39
nutcutlet wrote (see)

That's a great new planting area Dove

All of that corner has been so dry it's been impossible to grow anything - now we can plan ......... and although it's a bit wide open, the view isn't too bad - I've watched sparrowhawks doing a courtship flight above those pines in the distance

Saying goodbye

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 16:36

Yes, the brash went through a shredder - there were some long straight poles that he took away as his dad said he could find a use for them, and they'll use the logs on their woodburner.  We don't have an open fire here. 

I've kept one large log back to use as a table in the garden as it rots down for the bugs and beetles.

Saying goodbye

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 16:24


Some of you will know that earlier this year we took the hard decision to have one of our ash trees felled - it had always looked slightly unhealthy, and this summer quite large branches began to die back. 

We decided that if we were going to lose it, better to bite the bullet and have it felled now so that we could make the most of the new opportunities this would give us in that corner of the garden.

Today was the day ...



 We're keeping the healthy tree on the right.











When the stump's been ground out next month, we'll move the compost bins, sort out that corner and make the most of our new planting opportunity

Horticultural College discount

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 15:39

Hi Escapee Gardener - I think you need to contact the team here]

They should be able to help you.

Good luck


Posted: 20/11/2015 at 15:01

Has Hosta reported in yet today?  It can't take all day to pack for a holiday, can it?

split level garden landscaping

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 14:59
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

If you look at the second photo, there's a metal grid along the far end.

Whoops, not the second photo, the third one

Talkback: Bird feeding - make fat cakes

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 14:58

Beef dripping is much better than lard - lard is too greasy and birds wipe their beaks on their feathers and that damages the insulation qualities and can cause real problems.

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