Dovefromabove


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Help, turf over crushed slate chippings

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 09:02

Remove the slate, prepare the soil properly and sow grass seed - you'll have a better lawn and the money saved from not using turf will allow you to buy some topsoil to bring the level up.  


If a job's worth doing it's worth doing well 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 08:58

Chicky ((hugs))  ........ worrying things, parents   hope all settles down quickly.  


KEF - good luck 


PP, if you've got sunshine, could you sow my runners for me please - it'll save me going out and getting soaked 


GWRS - are you going to the dentist with KEF?   Enjoy the poppies 


Fairy!!! So that's where it's gone!!!  Send our fine dry weather back here immediately!!!  You can have it when we're in Devon and Cornwall, and not before!!! 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 07:06

Good morning all :-). Loud thunder and lots of lightening wind and heavy rain over night. At least the tree and plants have been well watered in and the pond has been topped up ... again. 


Now it's just grey and rainy. Looking forward to the balmy West Country :-D


Ohhh more thunder and lightening!!!


 

Please Recommend a Liquid Slug Killer

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 12:01

I put a couple of inches of a dark ale in each of three yoghurt pots and sunk them in the veg patch yesterday between the freshly planted squash plants ..... this morning  there were seven large slugs and several smaller ones drowned in the beer and three perfectly  intact squash plants.  Result!!! 


Well, beer's a liquid isn't it????? 


And it won't do the dog any harm if he does get it 

hosta

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 11:44

Take the flowering spike out.  I don't let any of mine flower until they're several years old and have bulked up. 

stagnant pond

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 11:43

We have a small wildlife pond - we use this regularly as per the instructions https://www.pond-planet.co.uk/pond-c1/food-treatments-c50/pond-treatments-c23/blagdon-extract-of-barley-straw-p40?gclid=CN3-qJ_Ogc0CFcSRGwodhVAN2A 


and the Sludge Control by the same company . We get it on Amazon - we have clear water with lots of wildlife including water snails, damsel flies, frogs, newts and grass snakes


Good luck 

Forum notifications - update

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 10:12

The notifications used not to work properly, but now that they've been fixed I think you need to tick the box otherwise you'd get notifications on every thread you posted on which for some of us would be a vast number. 


HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 08:58

Overcast and a bit blustery here today, but hey ho ... we'll still get the jobs done 


Why is it that unpleasant PMs, trolls and ne'er-do-wells always raise their ugly heads at weekends, and even more at Bank Holiday weekends?  It happens too reliably to be happenstance - they must have very little going on in their lives - we should pity them, I suppose .............. 

What's this little beauty?

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 08:49

Think you've got it Frit  

Last edited: 30 May 2016 08:50:36

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