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Tilted garden taken over by weeds

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 19:21

Liri    Erin said that the ground was 'pretty much weed and grass free' last summer - if  live roots of perennial weeds were present then I'd have thought they'd have shown themselves.  If there are perennial weeds there now, and there weren't any before, then they've been brought in.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 19:11

Best luck to the Fishes - will be thinking of you all ((hugs))


Posted: 07/10/2014 at 15:58

Fidget, that sounds absolutely amazing

I just popped into the city on the bus and bought myself a lovely little felted jacket - it's my uncle (Ma's little Bro) and aunt's 60th wedding anniversary next week, and I've just heard from my cousin that they're hoping to take them out for a meal to celebrate, and they're hoping that their bridesmaids can join them as a surprise! I was their littlest bridesmaid - only 20 months old - and I know Uncle J has always been very fond of me. I've not seen them for about 20 years; they've been living in Provence; but their health isn't good now and they've returned to the UK.

I thought I knew what I was going to wear, dark jade lacy Monsoon top, toning wideleg trousers and blue kimono-style jacket - but while OH and I were in the city yesterday I wandered through East and saw this and haven't been able to forget it ...... so I went and bought it. It looks perfect with the dark jade top, and I'm very chuffed

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 15:55

Welcome Lizyann

Baby hedgehog

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 12:38

Rustling and heavy breathing - defiinitely hedgehogs - frightened the living daylights out of daughter who was sitting out in the garden one evening just after we moved here (having a ciggie).  She thought we had a prowler in the shrubbery and sat frozen to the spot until she spotted Hefty snuffling around in the leaf litter.

Just saying hello

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 11:05

Hi you two and welcome

Looking forward to chatting about gardening

Tilted garden taken over by weeds

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 09:38

If the soil that Erin bought in contained the roots of perennial weeds then she needs to go back to her supplier!  That really isn't good enough

Baby hedgehog

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 09:27


We have various Hefty Houses, bought and home-made, in the garden and also piles of prunings and the cuttings-back from perennials earlier in the year etc.  We also pile up the runner bean haulms in a dry corner against the fence to provide plenty of choice of hibernation spots - after all, they know better than we do about what's most suitable. 

Baby hedgehog

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 07:22

Great Make sure that you're not too tidy in the garden - as the autumn progresses leave piles of dry leaves and stacks of twiggy bits etc in quiet sheltered dryish corners where they can build their hibernaculum.

Baby hedgehog

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 07:11

That's great - regular feeding will give them both a chance of surviving the winter

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