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Posted: 18/10/2015 at 12:21

Young whippersnappers the lot of you

Just thought I'd let you know that Wonky and her lovely hub had a lie-in and two cuppas in bed this morning   Papa and Step-mum Womble and two  friends turned up yesterday to help bring order to chaos and they're feeling much less stressed now.  Wonky's even had a wander around the garden this morning pulling out chickweed

Pointing between paving slabs - help!

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 12:14

Hi Tandy and welcome

What are the slabs bedded onto?

Pet Friendly Way to Remove Weeds from Dark Damp Area

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 11:47

It'll take five minutes to pull those up and bin them - then as Hosta says get a nice hoe - one like this


, every time you see tiny little green shoots 'tickle' the soil with the hoe - a couple of minutes work once a week (every week in the spring, summer and autumn) - that'll stop them growing and developing seeds and spreading everywhere


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 11:42

Done it  

Been out there in the front garden, dug up and potted a huge geum that was in the wrong place (might have to give it to Wonky Shhh! )  pulled out annual weeds, hoed the border, done some general tidying, planted a couple of dozen wallflowers and some Allium Schubertii bulbs and watered them all in and potted up the rest of the wallflowers to take to Wonky next time I visit.

Now NDN has started using an electric saw in the garden so I've come indoors.  I don't feel too irritated 'cos he only has his shore-leave to get his firewood ready for winter, and at least he waited until I'd done the urgent stuff. 

I've still got some bulbs to pot up, but I can do them another day.


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:22

Hosta, with one of those wonderful breakfasts inside you, I think you should delay gardening until after lunch ...............


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:01

Just to let you know I now have my fleece and gardening shoes on ...


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:45

So are you posting from the veg patch Buddyboy?  Or are you on the sofa with the rest of us?


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:43
Snow wrote (see)

 Hi all,

I learned this the other day.

They say not to eat blackberries after Michaelmas day.....29th September as they'll be bitter. Folklore said as Lucifer was chucked out of heaven he was so angry he spat on them as he fell from grace.


I heard that he did something even more unpleasant than that on the other hand the more polite people say 'he trailed his coat-tails over them'.

Other ones from my childhood were never to have lilac blossom in the house, and never to have red and white flowers in the same vase together = blood and bandages.


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:29

I've got to get out there this morning - the wallflower plants arrived on Friday and must be planted - drizzle and damp or no drizzle and damp - at least they won't need a lot of watering in

A Point of View

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:20

I've enjoyed Will Self's run on this Sunday morning programme on Radio 4.

I thought that this morning's programme on his and our relationship with gardens and gardening was worth flagging up - you can listen to it by clicking on this link


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