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Posted: 04/10/2013 at 08:35

Uuurghhh!  Hope you don't catch whatever he's got 

Moles AND Crane flies

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 08:34

You can use Nematodes to kill off the leatherjackets - it needs to be applied when the soil temperature is 12C or above.

As for the moles, did you have moles before the lawn was laid?  I don't think that splits in the joins are necessarily indicative of mole action.  

If you do have moles they're probably after the leatherjackets so getting rid of them will hopefully send Mr Moldy Warp looking for lunch elsewhere. 

Free offers

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 08:24

Speak for yourself  I only buy such offers if they're for plants I'm looking for anyway.   I took advantage of the recent perennial plugs offer as they're just what I'll need for the new border next spring.  I've not taken up any of the others as they're not what I need.  

I also take into account the fuel I would use if I had to drive somewhere that I don't usually go to fetch them.   I'm a bit picky about specific varieties - I think most of us on here are - and you  don't get the more unusual plants just anywhere.

As for the plants in supermarkets etc, I've frequently seen good bedding plants newly on display, but after they've been either in the bright sunshine and unwatered for a week, or in a shady corner and drenched with water every day, none of them are worth bothering with.  

Tender bedding plants are frequently in the supermarkets much too early and I've known people buy them 'because they're there' and plant them out and lose the lot to frost and not understand why, and go back and buy some more!  The supermarkets rely on it!


Posted: 04/10/2013 at 07:58

Good morning all 

I slept in a bit this morning, but was having some very weird dreams - walking through snow rescuing electric radiators and trying to find sockets in the hedges to plug them into and that was only part of it - there were horses in our garden too!

Very hot and sweaty in the night and still feel decidedly odd - another day on the sofa for me.

We've had a little rain overnight, but the skies are wall to wall blue again now, and we have bright sunshine and it feels really mild  more like midsummer except for the cobwebs stretched between the echinaceas and the leaves falling from the ash trees. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 20:04

Hi FG, still feeling shivery and floppy I'm afraid, and my skin's so sensitive - brusing my hair felt painful   weird   

Supper has been eaten - it doesn't seem to affect my appetite    I started a ragú Bolognese off after lunch, and OH has been keeping an eye on it and stirring occasionally and he cooked the fettucine and served it and is washing up.  He always washes up every night except Saturdays 

Chicky - I've been sitting on my hands to stop myself ordering Aster Frikartii Monch -  I've absolutely nowhere to put them until I've dug the big new border in the front garden - but next summer I'll be looking for them 

Pigeon & Dove Compost

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 19:27

It will be very high in nitrogen, so if you put it straight onto the soil at this time of year, nitrogen being soluble will wash out with the winter rains.  

I'd mix it into your compost heap - it will act as an activator, . and then when the compost is made you'll have a well-balanced soil conditioner to add to your veg patch in the spring.  


Posted: 03/10/2013 at 18:34

Calculator tool here

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 18:28

Hello Mrs G - got my feet up weatching Last of the Summer Wine - sun setting pale pink - don't know what that means for toorrow 

Anyone know the name of this?

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 16:37

Next door's creeps under their fence onto The Shady Bank 

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