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Posted: 08/04/2014 at 20:21

KEF  put your feet up - Dove says so!!! 

Crane fly larvae

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 20:18

Hi Ginger-Annie 

Commiserate with Tiffany - you and she have something in common 


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:53

Good evening KEF 


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:47

Strawberry Panda 

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:43

What about those free wildflower seeds we all sent for the other night? 

raspberry progress ...

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:17

They look fine - that's what they do, send up new growth from underground.  They could probably do with a bit of water, compost in bottom pic looks a bit dry - and have your worked out how you're going to support them - they'll get quite top heavy and blow over unless you have some system sorted out. 

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:13

It wouldn't take long to cut it by hand with a pair of garden shears, if your legs and back are still of the bendy variety - I used to cut a little lawn like this - bit past it now

Or as I've said elsewhere, Auctioneers' Deadstock Sales can be sources of good second hand gardening equipment - and it's free entertainment and usually a cheap cuppa and a bun can be had 


What is this weed?

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:03

Celandine - if you can keep it there it's very pretty in a hedge bottom - depends on whether you like the natural look or not. 

Lawn Mower for Rough Grass

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 15:03

It might be an idea to check out some local Auctioneers' deadstock sales - you'd be surprised what you can pick up in the way of gardening equipment for very little expense - and a petrol motor mower can usually be got into reasonable shape for that sort of work by someone with a knack for that sort of thing. 

We had a rough area that needed to be mown a few times a year and that's how we got our mower.

Good luck 

Tomatoes - in or out

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 14:34

Frank, I can assure you that your absence has been commented on and several people expressed the hope that it was not because of illness or anything untoward.  

As for double-digging, I remember advocating this to someone last autumn - and although some felt that this was unnecessary, I was not shouted down

Some regulars are no longer here, but some of us remain, and we have lots of new regulars too, some even older than I (and I've retired since we last 'spoke') - several of whom also believe that there will always be a place for more traditional methods.

It is good to 'see' you. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

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All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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