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Posted: 28/10/2013 at 21:01

We're trying to decide where to dig a small pond and bog garden this winter - got builders coming after Christmas so might get the builder's 'lad' to do the 'heavy digging' as there are bound to be some roots from the ash trees in the way.  


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:50

Has anyone tried the Lindt chocolate with wasabi ?  wonderful - tickles the back of your nose 

Stink horn fungi

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:48
Mr. Raspberry wrote (see)

Dovefromabove, thanks I've done that as far as I can, I was wondering whether the inclusion of some rotten wood debris had encouraged them.



It may well have done - perhaps if you can rake it out you'll avoid the fungi in the future - I'm afraid I love the look of them - love to draw them - perhaps my sense of smell is different 


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:45

It'll be fine BT - it's just dying down 'cos it's autumn - mine's doing the same.  The soil and FYM mix sounds perfect.  I wouldn't harvest any rhubarb next spring - just a good mulch with some more manure (around, not over the crown) and then in spring 2015 you can start harvesting your rhubarb - it'll be fabulous 

Stink horn fungi

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:39

I've never minded them, but if you do the best thing to do is to remove them and any of the immature white 'eggs' - using rubber gloves pop them in a plastic bag, tie it off and put in the bin.  I'd then hoe the area well and try to get the air to the area so that it dries out.  

There's nothing you can treat the area with that won't damage the soil and your other plants, but it won't be long before the colder weather puts an end to autumn fungi for another year. 


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:22

Hello folks - we're home   Glad none of you seem to have been blown away and that from a quick skim-read damage hasn't been too bad.  I did a quick check of the back garden with a torch and apart from a stack of empty plastic pots rolling around I couldn't see anything untoward. 

We reached Nut's home safely without aid of a bulldozer or chainsaw, and had a lovely lunch and a natter with her and her lovely OH, and then a wander around the garden where there were lots of lovely smells and seed pods and late autumn blooms,  and much exclaiming over lots of cozy corners just crying out for a hedgehog to love them.  And we saw a Red Kite flying over Nut's gaden - that's two in one week for me 

And lovely Nut sent us home with packs and pods of seeds and some cyclamen coum   I'm very happy indeed.


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 15:22

We're setting off for wildest Lincs.  Please, when I come back on Monday let Verdun be here ........................ 

Take care of each other everyone ((hugs))


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 14:48

He's bullied Verdun because he want's to be Top Dog on here - but this forum is about gardening.  

Verdun is respected because of his gardening knowledge and the generosity with which he shares it - not because he wanted it to be 'his forum' - that's so unlike Verdun.  

Some people just can't cope if someone is popular and well-liked. 


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 14:39

What an unkind thing to do to such a kind man 

To Lime or not to Lime??

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 14:30

If the last chap grew brassicas there may well be clubroot in the soil - liming will help to reduce it.  It's not the end of the world.  It's endemic in lots of allotments.  Lots of info here 

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