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Posted: 01/03/2015 at 12:47
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)
......  We watched the old Poldark last winter. Look forward to the new.

We watched the old one too - OH doesn't believe the new one will be as good - he doesn't think Verdun will be anything like as beautiful as Angharad Rees


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 12:42
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

morning all. bright and breezy here too.

...  Dove glad you had a good sleep. What a difference it makes eh?

It does I've actually been out in the garden doing stuff - pruning gooseberries, cutting back raspberries, pruning roses and clematis and supervising OH hooking next door's Russian Vine's expeditionary tendrils out of our biggest ash tree   Next door say that it came from this garden originally, but before we moved here.   I've  also pruned the pear tree and put new espalier wires in, moved some pots around and scattered some FB&B around shrubs, PSB and cabbages.  

I've seen leucojum and primula buds bursting  and chopped back some perennials that are making new growth lower down.  That's enough for today - I'm bushed

I shall spend the rest of the afternoon on the sofa recovering - when I've eaten some falafel and had a shower (in that order ). 

Spring really has sprung


Help little grey bugs found in meyer lemons roots help please!!

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 08:36

You don't need help - they won't do any harm - encourage birds and amphibians and they'll eat them and eat the harmful insects too.


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 08:32

Good morning all   I just had 10 hours sleep and woke to brilliant sunshine!!!   Don't think I've ever slept that long before!

I'm itching to get out in the garden but OH says the wind is cold and I should wait another day or so until I've stopped sneezing and coughing

Dd, have a lovely holiday!

Has everyone heard, Verdun's going to be on the telly!


Posted: 28/02/2015 at 14:03

It's likely that the female courgette flower hasn't been pollinated - do you have plenty of pollinating insects around your garden in the summer?


Posted: 28/02/2015 at 13:53

Yes, I remember Gumption, and Vim, and Lifebuoy soap and O'Cedar floor polish I had to polish the wooden floor of my bedroom with when I was growing up - it's been discontinued now 'cos it's dangerous to use!!!   I told Ma she shouldn't make me polish the floor

composting hay

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 13:48

I would always use wheat straw rather than hay for chickens, much cheaper and no seeds so you can put it all in the compost.

Spring plants!

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 13:29

That's so lovely - oxslips are the County Flower of Suffolk, where I grew up and spent the major part of my life

Old Compos

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:42

I do both the above

If I suspect there may be vine weevil grubs in the compost I spread it out on a tarpaulin first and leave it a couple of days for the birds to rootle through - they get rid of them.

Thought on push mowers?

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:16




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