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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 07:14

Good morning all  

Went to bed really early, had 9 hours deep sleep and still up at 6.30 

A bit of rain overnight but it's stopped now, and the temp only went down to 12.3C - I know it's supposed to get cooler over Easter, but the general pattern is that it's getting warmer - I think I should sow my toms this week 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:30

Mrs Garden -so far  in the wilderness behind the pond and under the big ash we have  arum italicum, actea rubra, vinca major, alchemilla mollis, sambuccus 'Sandersons Gold', Geranium phaeum, various lamiums, primroses, viola odorata, carex, pulmonaria, water avens,  various native ferns ............. etc etc etc 

Still some more to plant ............ 

Philadelphus wilt

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:44

I agree - there's nothing like a bit of benign neglect for hardy plants at this time of year - let the spring work it's magic.  

what is this grub??

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:23

Whatever it is/was (lucky bird) I think you'll find that it was eating wood that was already rotten - that's the usual way of things. 

Ivy out of control!

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:21

As long as you keep the glyphosate off the rose it'll be safe.  Get some stiff cardboard or something and make a shield for the rose when you spray the ivy.

what is this grub??

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 18:53

I'm wondering whether it's a Horntail larva 

north facing veg patch

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 18:44

No it'll be fine, there's quite a few veg you can grow out of direct sun - I used to have a very shady North facing inner city back yard and I grew Swiss chard, runner beans, french beans, tomatoes in pots which used to get moved around to get the best sunshine, carrots, beetroot and courgettes.  Gooseberries and rhubarb are quite happy in a bit of shade.  

Unless your garden is totally surrounded by high buildings you'll be surprised how much sunlight it gets in the summer when the sun is higher in the sky 

Ivy out of control!

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 18:31

I would agree with Nut, in that rather than remove all the ivy,  it might be better to treat the ivy-covered fence as a hedge and just clip it very close - if the fence is elderly removing the ivy might ruin it.

 Our fences had crumbled under the weight of the ivy and all had to be replaced.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 18:11

Oh dearr OL ((hugs)) hope this evening is an improvement and tomorrow is a better day 

Panda - Hmmm, a Chinese would be lovely, thanks for offering , but I've cooked now 

Ivy out of control!

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 18:06

Yes, pull the ivy off the fence, then dig the roots out if you want to get rid of it completely, then you can use the glyphosate to spray any shoots that regrow.

We had a similar problem when we moved here - the ivy had got so bad that 2 weeks after moving in, a heavy rainstorm added to the weight of the ivy and it pulled a fence down!  We worked thoroughly pulling the icy off the remaining 40 metres of  fence and digging the roots out - now, 2 years later we have no ivy! and the garden seems much bigger!  

Good luck

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