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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 07:24

Hmm, just seen the weather forecast - dry today, hot tomorrow, rain over the weekend and into next week - I'd better get the lawns cut before the weekend .... 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 07:22

Good morning KEF, BL, Woody, Allium and any/everyone else 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 07:00

"Oh would love to Dove, but we've got so much work on, if I suggested it, they'd drag you in to join us! " 

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Raised Bed Liners

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 06:43

I did lots of research and took lots of advice and in the end my thinking was along the same lines as Busybee - keep the damp away from the inside and let it dry out from the outside.  

I didn't use plastic on the base - I used a thin permeable membrane so drainage wasn't affected - what it did do was prevent the topsoil washing out of the bottom of the beds - something I'd seen happen before - and the beds drain well.

I filled the beds with an approx 50:50 mix of organic manure and good topsoil, and there's certainly no shortage of worms in there.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 06:33

Can't get along there today Snoodle - that part of the ring road is closed for re-surfacing - or at least it was yesterday and it didn't look as if they were near finishing .   My car has to go down to the bottom of Grapes Hill then turn left.  I'll walk into the city centre from there - you can't sneak out of the office for the morning can you? 

Grape vine

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 06:31

Hmmm, we had grape vines on the farmhouse where I grew up many years ago, but back then pruning was pretty hit and miss, but they always fruited.  

Now I've got a newly planted vine in this garden and I'm very much on a learning curve, getting my information from  John Cushnie's 'How to Prune' and this website http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/grapevine-care/ 

Hope that's of some help 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 06:19

Morning Snoodle   

I leave mine in a pot in a sheltered corner 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 06:17

Good morning all   Another lovely sunny morning here in Norfolk.  

Have to get the car to the garage for 9am to get the air con fixed - shall I come back on the bus or spend the morning mooching about in the city ............. decisions decisions 

Raised Bed Liners

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:12

I used permeable membrane on the bottom of mine, to prevent soil being washed out as the lawn wasn't totally level.  I stapled it to the sides to fix it, and then stapled some thick polythene around the inside to help protect the wood from the wet soil and the roots of the plants from any preservatives in the wood.   Total cost about £3 each raised bed. 

Grape vine

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:08

Do you know the name of the variety?

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