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Posted: 08/11/2014 at 06:52

Good morning all

OL, don't be a silly billy ((hugs))  you haven't let anyone down - sometimes life gets in the way - the garden and the forum will still be there whether you get around to doing stuff next spring or in 6 years time - but if it's not going to be for 6 years let us know and we'll have a whipround and send you a machete for Christmas so you can still find your front door!!!     First things first and earning a living is pretty high up the priority list!!!

Panda ((hugs)) hope all is going well

Plant I.D. App

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 06:44

It worked for me - questionnaire completed.

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 06:37

Thanks - I'll record that as well - big fan of CW

Friend or foe

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 06:32

In my experience a good hunting cat will kill plenty of young rats - I've seen it happen on farms - but it's rarely that a cat will tackle a fully-grown rat and it's likely to come away with some nasty bites if it tries.

But of course, if you've got a cat getting rid of the young rats that's half (or even three quarters) of the problem solved   at least it's keeping the population under control.

Pictures missing

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 06:26

Sorry Mike - don't understand - which company? 

liven up my laurel hedge

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 18:20

Sometimes people think that a laurel hedge is boring because it's all one colour - that's how they see it - try looking at it differently - look at the way the shiny leaves reflect the light, sometimes they almost sparkle - and look at the deep shadows beneath the leaves and the contrast between the shadows and the sparkling light. 

It's like saying that a wonderful piece of lace is boring because it's all one colour. 

Look at the texture - somehow it's not so boring when you notice the light and the texture

Lawn issues

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 15:35

This may be of some interest

Lawn issues

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 14:01

How often is it being mowed in the summer - how long do you let it get before mowing and how short do you cut it?


Posted: 07/11/2014 at 13:30

Oh dear Pdoc   Would this help?



Posted: 07/11/2014 at 13:19
Dovefromabove wrote (see)
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Morning all. Raining so off to supermarket and Wok place for lunch.

There's a thought - I could go into the city a bit later and visit Wagamama

Decided to forgo lunch out, went on the earlier bus, bought pork chops and fennel for supper this evening, shin of beef for a bit casserole for the weekend, and two M&S tops and a woolly cardi  

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