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aubretia and vinca

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 10:45

Hi again Matt

I think you'll get more answers to this question if you start a new thread with an appropriate title that catches the eye

Help finding wall bracket/ hook

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 10:30

Jennifer - thanks - I'd lost the name of that manufacturer - I bought some of the clip and hang brackets a couple of years ago and want some more - they're great for hanging bird feeders from the fence - as they'fre not fixed we can vary the position according to the time of year and the  birds' needs.  Fantastic!


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:15

Good morning Wonky! 

I've got a photo of you, your brother and Boss the lab standing under some Rheum palmatum leaves at the foot of a rocky cliff face.  Must get a new scanner-printer for this laptop, then I can post  the photo on here

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:06

OH says the problem with James Wong's suit is that he's wearing the wrong shirt - the collar is all wrong -  it sits too high and is too wide and it argues with the lines of the jacket. He says it would look fine with the right shirt.  OH is very good at these things. 

I must say I dislike those cut-away shirt collars - I can't believe that a 'gentleman' would ever wear one


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 08:54

Oooh KEF!  Good luck with that! ((hugs))


Fidget, a Chatsworth visit would be great - it's years and years since I've been, but hadn't we better wait until they've put it back together?


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 07:33
Wintersong wrote (see)

Morning all 

Low mood today, no idea why although I suspect lack of gardening has something to do with it 

Sun came out yesterday afternoon and it's here now but I do believe we have more of the wet stuff to come this week 

What shall I do with myself today 

Enjoy your Tuesday everyone 

PS Dan Pearson's garden must  win best in show surely? It's absolutely incredible 

Wintersong - you could put Radio 2 on, singalonga Ken Bruce while finishing off sorting my bookcase - there's only the gardening section to do now - while I visit Ma - that'll lift your mood surely

And yes, Dan Pearson's garden is a piece of Heaven, and I want it  !!!!!!!!!!!!

aubretia and vinca

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 07:00

Hi Matt

The only daft question is the one you don't ask

Broad leaved plants are those that don't have narrow leaves like grasses - so virtually anything that isn't a grass or similar.

Most weedkillers were designed initially for use by farmers - they needed weedkiller that would kill the weeds with big leaves but that would leave the wheat and barley unaffected.  This means that they also work for lawns - we can treat the lawn with a weedkiller that will kill dandelions and plantains (broad leaves) and leave the grass to grow.

The problem comes when we use the weedkiller (lawn treatment) near plants that we want - the chemical cannot distinguish between them and the weeds - it affects all non-narrow leaved plants - dandelions, docks and delphiniums are all the same to it.

What I do when I use the lawn treatment that contains a weedkiller is to leave a gap around the edge of the lawn where I don't apply it - any weeds in that area I treat with a spot weedkiller that I can just dab on the offending weed (e.g. Roundup Gel).  This way I can hopefully avoid poisoning my pansies

While we're on the subject I'll just add that this is the reason why the first 3 mowings of grass following the lawn treatment shouldn't be put in the compost heap - just in case it doesn't totally break down by the time the compost is used in the garden - don't want the compost to kill our cabbages

Hope that helps


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 06:31

Good morning all

Chicky - hope exams go well

Sunshine here at the moment, but heavy rain forecast for later - I'm using a rainy day to visit Ma - back in the garden tomorrow.

Anyone else get slightly "rare" bird visitors?

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 21:08

Robin is still demanding food - I was out there at 9pm with live mealworms and a robin in the palm of my hand - it doesn't get much better than this


Posted: 18/05/2015 at 21:02
Clarington wrote (see)

... Guess there goes the idea of spending the weekend in my pants in an inflatable paddling pool drinking cider! 

I don't see why   Isn't that how most people spend their weekends?    It's certainly what we do when  Wonky comes to visit

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