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Dovefromabove


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Sage gone wild

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 20:47

I  cut mine back to about 8" in the spring, it soon regrows and at the moment is occupying an area of about a 3ft x 3ft.

people moving into an area and paving over the front garden

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 20:43

Some of the rooms aren't very big either

Instant Gardener

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 20:36
Lw1970 wrote (see)
Ok I'm wrong! The BBC should crack on filling kiddie gardens with poisonous plants and hope no child is unfortunate enough to have parents who aren't aware the plants are poisonous or are too incompetent to tell their kids not to eat them.........................

or leave the washing liquid capsules and bleach in the cupboard under the sink, the brandy in an unlocked sideboard, the bowl of jelly cubes dissolving in boiling water close to the edge of the worktop ............

As jo47 says, it's about parenting and common sense.

What nutrients do leafs add to the soil - mulching

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 20:13

Sounds very good to me

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 20:10

BL - it's lovely that Lena is going to have an interesting life with her new rider - as you've said, she's too young to 'retire' - but of course you and her 'friends' are going to miss her ((hugs))

What nutrients do leafs add to the soil - mulching

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 19:54
Fairygirl wrote (see)

It's all a learning curve Chris 

The other option with the leaves is to put them in black bin bags. Wet them first and poke a few holes in the bags. Leave them in  a corner and they'll rot down over winter for using next spring.

That's what we do, and any that haven't rotted down by spring go into the compost heap.

But don't forget to leave some piles of dry dead leaves in quiet corners for the hedgehogs to build their hibernaculums with - gardens shouldn't be too tidy

Weed with black pods

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 19:51

Vetches are good in a grazing meadow and make high quality hay

Just thought I'd mention that ...

Instant Gardener

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 19:41

I think that's a case of comparing apples with oranges - you can't really say to a child 'don't fall off the swing' - well you can, but you know that the child will fall off at some stage  ......... whereas you can say to a child 'don't eat that it will make you very sick' and if the child is old enough to understand it won't eat the foxglove. 

people moving into an area and paving over the front garden

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 19:17

When we moved here we had the concrete drive removed and replaced with gravel over a permeable base - , it makes possible intruders wary because we can hear footfall on the gravel, it's safer in icy weather so I don't slip and  it doesn't contribute to flooding.  I don't know why everyone doesn't do it - it's cheaper than block paving too and much easier to deal with the very occasional weed that appears.

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