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Posted: 26/10/2013 at 09:26

KEF, if you can fold your legs up in the back seat you're welcome - can you bring a chainsaw?  We might need it when we go to visit Nut on Monday 

By the way, how's Mum?  Has she got over the trauma of the op now? Hopefully the improved eyesight is cheering her up 


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 09:08

Thanks BL 

Right, I need to get on with stuff - tidy house and strap down stuff in the garden in case of storms - we're off later today for a few days 

?? Pond on My Allotment

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 08:58

Or another idea - do you have an allotment shed?  

If so you will of course, have a water butt to collect the rainwater from the gutter and downpipe - and that might have an overflow into a large shallow receptacle in which you can grow watercress and in which you can plunge plants before planting out (so obviously for horticultural purposes ) but it will also attract frogs, toads, birds etc 

?? Pond on My Allotment

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 08:55


And a bog garden isn't a pond either - and you'll still get frogs and toads visiting it 


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 08:52

Thanks KEF - that's helpful - I think we can only consider this if we lose the ashes (and no Verdun, I don't mean to the Aussies!!!) 

What to do with a Datura

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 08:05

Have a look at page 9 in this brochure AWB 


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 07:30

Also a strong timber which can absorb impact without splintering, therefore traditionally used in axe handles and for the rim of a wooden cart wheel. I grew up on a farm in a village both named for the high incidence of ash trees in the area and they have long been my favourite native tree.

If we lose our two mature ash trees it will be a disaster for the wildlife in this garden. 

What to do with a Datura

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 07:23

 Whichever this one is, I was standing under it when I took the photo at East Ruston Old Vicarage - there are two of them, and they apparently overwinter outside as how on earth would you move them and where would you put them?  Mind you, they have created a rather special microclimate there. 


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 07:11

Good morning all  

Think Acer gris is potentially too big for our patch - although of course, it all depends on whether or not our ash trees succumb to Ash Dieback - if we lost them and had to have them out (they are very big) then the whole garden would change and we'd be in desperate need of trees.  We're right in the middle of the infected area, but when the aboriculturist attended to them 2 years ago he said that they were both pretty healthy although one was noticeably stronger than the other -  think that's because next door's garage is built close to one of them.  There are occasional dead shoots - but whether that's Chalara or just 'stuff that ash trees do' it's hard to tell.



Posted: 25/10/2013 at 21:56

I meant to say, the variety of broad beans you need to sow at this time of year is Aquadulce Claudia.  They'll cope with the winter weather best of all the varieties. 

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