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Cornwall churchyard

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 20:07

I think the problem was that they had been given instructions which they believed over-rode the notices on the site.  and in my experience, council workers aren't expected to question what they've been told to do


Posted: 18/06/2015 at 20:03

Just had a quick skim-read back - lots of stuff going on for people - ((hugs)) to everyone 'cos I'm sure evweryone deserves them

I've been in the garden all day mowing, edging, weeding, pulling up forget-me-nots, deadheading, potting on, watering, moving pots, squidging lily beetles and sitting on the bench looking at things

Now I'm sitting with my feet up watching Cardiff Singer of the World

frog shy of water

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 18:15

Aren't ponds great

Frogs only spend part of the year in and around ponds.

Cornwall churchyard

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 18:14

Shame about the hedgehogs and slow worms - I always walk through long grass/undergrowth swishing around with a cane before strimming/mowing to make sure I disturb any animals who might be there so that they move off to safety.  I did it today to make sure there were no frogs in the long grass and buttercups alongside the shady bank - it would be good practice if the council workers were instructed to do that - but it would make the job take longer and consequently council tax payers may have to pay more ........

Cornwall churchyard

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 17:50

Looks like a case of poor communication.  Very sad but hopefully steps will be taken in future to ensure there's no repeat.

Lupins blossoms gone ? ?

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 17:26

One of mine did that last week - there were flowers scattered on the ground - I put it down to the strong swirling winds we had then.

Lupins blossoms gone ? ?

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 16:37

Have they left seedpods or are the stems bare?


Posted: 18/06/2015 at 16:34

Just chopped my G. Phaeum hard back.  I'll give them some chicken manure pellets and a good watering and they'll be leafing up again in no time

black fly, green fly etc

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 16:28

Give them a blast with the hosepipe to wash the worst off, then attract bluetits and their fledglings into the tree by hanging sunfower heart feeders in the trees - they'll pick off the aphids while they're queueing up for the feeder

Covering Leylandii

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 14:36

You've not been giving advice to gardeners in Suffolk have you?

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