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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 07:43

KEF   Wonky just put loadsa stuff on her drive next to the pavement and it walked off on it's own ... within minutes

Raised beds

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 07:26

Hessian rots down too quickly to use it in this way.

Use untreated timber if you are concerned about using the treated type. 

I would dig out the rubbish and dispose of it safely first.  Goodness knows what is down there that might affect the drainage of your beds.  Also, if you are worried enough about contamnation not to use tannalised timber, I'd think you would want to ensure there was nothing potentially harmful under your beds.

Prepare properly - it's always worth it

Pointing between paving slabs - help!

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 07:02

I've no experience of using resin for pointing.  Our terrace has been bedded onto concrete and pointed with cement.

What do others think?

Autumn Colour

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 06:45

Lovely photos Sugar Ray

For Monty and the programme team to see your photos you need to send them to the programme website here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mw1h

This is the website for the GW magazine.

Sweet Peas

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 06:39

Hi Steve and welcome

I use sweet peas as a cut flower, picking all the blooms and bringing them indoors where we can enjoy the scent.  That way none set seed and they keep blooming.

They will stop blooming once each plant has set seed.

Hope that's helpful

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 06:34

Good morning all   G'day Pat   I've just been googling Cunningham's Skinks - what fascinating creatures - living in family groups, monogamous - somehow I don't expect that sort of behaviour from reptiles http://australianmuseum.net.au/cunninghams-skink

OH likes chocolate but not chocolate cake.  I don't like chocolate ice cream and the only chocolate cake I like are the gooey ones that are made without flour.  Wonky doesn't like celery or green peppers.  When she and her brother were youngsters one of them would only eat the yolk of an egg and the other would only eat the white, but I could never remember which one liked which so if it was 'Full English' for breakfast, I'd put one fried egg on the table and they'd have to sort it out between them - couldn't be doing with fussy

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 17:04
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

.......... Dove said "I like tomatoes whichever way they come but I rarely eat tomato ketchup on food"   ?? what do you eat tomato ketchup on then Dove? ...

 

Ah, not on but in - I sometimes use it as an ingredient, e.g. in a ragu or in a salad dressing or sauce

Clay soil and boggy lawn

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 15:29

It depends where the gravel has come from - if it's been dredged from the sea-bed and is unwashed it may contain seasalt which will damage plants. 

However, my understanding of building supplies in the UK is that dredged gravel is usually washed and graded nowadays as concrete made from gravel containing salt will 'rot' and detiorate very quickly.  I've no idea what the regulations are regarding building gravel in Spain.

If  the gravel is from a quarry it should be fine.

Bindweed

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 15:20

When we moved into our last place there was bindweed all over the garden and as high as the bedroom windowsills.  We sprayed with glyiphosate (Roundup) and waited until it was all brown and dead before pulling it up.  We then waited for more shoots and sprayed and waited again.  We did that for the whole summer.  By the autumn the garden was free of bindweed and we were able to lay paving, dig our garden and create the beds.  All we had to do in the folowing years was to keep our eyes open for any bindweed shoots sneaking under the fence from next door and then we'd either paint on some glyphosate or spray it after masking off our precious plants.

It's too late to treat your bindweed this year - wait until it starts to grow next year and then zap it and keep zappig it.  You will win if you are methodical.

Good luck

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 13:37

Pa didn't like tomatoes or tomato ketchup but he loved tomato soup. 

I like tomatoes whichever way they come but I rarely eat tomato ketchup on food.

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