Dovefromabove


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Laurel bushes

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 11:23

Totally agree with Steephill and Pbff above.


You may like to read this thread http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/help-needed-please-with-laurel-hedge-issues/656523.html 


documenting Befuddled's management of his new laurel hedge, which started out much as yours did, with plants around 6 ft tall.  You'll see that cutting back encouraged the hedge to thicken up and increase its rate of growth - there are pictures. 

unknown plant

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 11:16

Yes  antirrhinums, I get them popping up all over the place - no idea where they come from - I've not grown any in this garden and the last people didn't do anything in the garden.  

Hello smart people

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 11:13

I spread used compost which might contain vine weevil grubs onto a tarpaulin on the back lawn - the blackbirds and starlings help themselves, then the compost goes on the veg patch. 

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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 09:59

Ah ... it was Chicky ... consideration is being given ........ 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 09:54

Morning Hosta and the rest of you 


Who was it who said obelisks?  I shall have to read back ............ 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 09:53

I've been banned from cleaning windows GWRS - last time I did it was a couple of days before Wonky's wedding and I did something painful to my back - spent the wedding dosed up on painkillers   No matter how much I tell OH that it was only the dining room window that does that to me, 'cos it involves leaning across the sideboard, he won't let me clean any windows - he does them when he sees me with the equipment in my hands 

Cultivate soil without damaging tree roots

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 09:38

Don't grass right up to the tree trunks - it's difficult to mow without damaging the bark of the trees, and it competes with the trees for water and nutrition - best to leave a bare circle around them - you could put some spring bulbs in around them ... little Siberian squills would look gorgeous, plant them and leave them to get on with it 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 09:33
Lily Pilly says:

.... I have just read that a local group in the Clyde Valley ( once famous for its fruit growing) are asking folk with more apples than they need to donate them as the newly bottled juice is flying off the shelves.  They will even come and get them! What a clever idea?!


...



 Maybe they should take a leaf out of Joe Grundy's book and have a Cider Club 

Scabious

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 08:20

Powdery mildew takes hold when a plant is weakened - drought is a common cause of plant growth being weakened, but it's not the only cause. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 08:12

Good morning all  G'day Pat if you're around 


Im still in bed


Why is it so difficult to be an England manager? To me it's simple - just ask yourself what Sir Bobby Robson would have done - if you can't imagine him doing something then you shouldn't do it either. Seemples!


Glad you're connected BL   But clean windows?  Steady on there!

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