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Dead-looking plants

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 07:41

I would mulch with one 50 litre bag of farmyard manure per 1.5 sq metre every autumn   I would also incorporate grit and compost into the soil when preparing planting sites for shrubs etc. 

Last edited: 13 October 2016 07:42:31

Recommend a tree?

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 07:27

There's no way I'd site a tree of that type and potential size anything like 10 ft or even twice that from a house and if you do and have close neighbours I'd expect them to be taking legal advice as the impact of its roots on the subsoil is likely to affect their home as well as yours. 

If you're not convinced I suggest you consult your property insurers. 

Last edited: 13 October 2016 07:29:33

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 07:03

Good morning all 

Is the world coming to an end? No MArmite in Tescos! With everything else that's happening in the world and that is the first item on the news 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 19:43
Lantana says:

...  Have started putting a blanket across the end of the bed for the last few nights. 

 Same here Lantana, although we still have the summerweight duvet on - the thicker one would be too much but some nights at about 2am simply pulling the blanket up over the duvet is just what's needed 

Echinacea plant

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 19:35

bumping up

Dead-looking plants

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 19:26

I love leafcutter bees   They're fascinating - I'm so chuffed when one chooses to visit my roses.  I know the rose leaves don't look too beautiful afterwards, but when you think of the precision with which the bee cuts them, and then sometimes you can follow the bee as it carries the discs to wherever it's chosen for it's offspring ......... wonderful 

Last edited: 12 October 2016 19:28:01

New GW...??

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 16:15

What a waste!!!    It's my favourite vegetable - you should have driven up here with a van load for me  - the Under Gardener really likes it too 

Gardeners World Calendar 2016

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 16:11

See earlier posts 

New GW...??

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 16:06

Maybe the programme has had people contacting them saying 'Monty keeps growing that chard stuff - but what do you do with it?'

That programme that linked gardening and cooking - Raymond Blanc and Kew Gardens, seemed pretty popular - perhaps they're just taking a leaf (see what I did there ) out of their book.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 15:54

Oh Obelixx - just seen that - so sad  ((hugs))

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