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Buying things in the bargain section of the garden centre...

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 06:37

Can't you grow mushrooms on bales of straw?


Posted: 08/06/2015 at 06:30

That's gorgeous Chicky

Good luck to all with exams this week (daft time of year for exams )

drooping fushia

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 06:28

 Vine weevil grubs.   Orange heads ... no legs.

Next step for rose cuttings

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 06:24

Lovely photo that does look like a climber to me. 

I think you could grow that in a large tub with an obelisk to wind it around.

Shrubs and Trees

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 06:18

Blackbirds seem to like them for nesting in

Disposal of large garden hedges

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 06:06

Put a message on your local page - someone near you may have a shredder or a truck, or need some logs or have an idea what to do with them. 

Whatever you do, don't burn them in your garden - leylandii hedging is very flammable


Posted: 08/06/2015 at 05:51

Good morning all   It's another gorgeous morning out there   A little chilly - hope no one got caught by a frost - there was one forecast in some areas.

Kitty, welcome aboard Hello Forkers!!!   Vent away! Sounds like the girl in question is panicking and your youngest has a clear understanding and a calm head on her shoulders - that should stand her in good stead - good luck to her today

We had at least two hedgehogs huffing and puffing about in the wilderness under the trees last night - couldn't tell if one was Hefty or not, but whoever they are, they're both well grown healthy looking adults so we're happy.

I've been for a wander outside in my jimjams, and now I'm sipping coffee and listening to a coal tit in the big ash tree

OH is on annual leave this week so we're having some trips out doing lovely things - think today's plan is to get some bits from the fantastic hardware store in the city and then have a nice lunch out

Can I kill hedge roots by burying them?

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 19:34

What sort of hedge was it Tim?  If it was a Leylandii then you needn't do anything.  The stumps will not regrow

If it was something else then let us know what it was so we can advise

Next step for rose cuttings

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 19:31

Mary, those are great cuttings - or rather they're great plants!

If as you say the parent plant behaved like a climber then I'd treat the babies like climbers.  I'd not cut them back but I would pot them on into larger pots, and then next spring they should be ready to go into the ground and begin to be trained on a support of some kind (wall, trellis, pillar, obelisk etc) .  How exciting


Posted: 07/06/2015 at 19:23

We've just eaten supper out on the terrace for the first time this year - the robin was tucking into his supper too.   He only had mealworms, but we had Greek-style lamb steaks with ratatouille and tzatziki and a bottle of very good French rosé - now OH washed up while I recovered   and now I can hear him winding the hose back up - I had the sprinkler on the runner beans for about half an hour earlier ...

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