Latest posts by Emma1978

Blackcurrant Cuttings

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 20:58

I bought my black currants bare-rooted last November, so I say go ahead and shift it

Drainage problem

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 20:56

Stephanie, my garden is horrible for drainage too. Over the last few years, I've been chucking tonnes of well-rotted horse much on it, and it is improving. No where near as bad as it was. I used to have 6 inches of standing water all Winter, now it's just a temporary day or two before it drains. I'd hate to think how muany tonnes of horse muck I've got on it though............. 

Drainage problem

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 20:52

waterbutts been in the vino 

Get it off your chest

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 20:48

Well her garden is manicured to within an inch of it's life. all straight lines and very regimental (apart from the weedy lawn. I reckon shes in her early 60's, although to be honest it's hard to tell really.

Why do you want piccies Dolly lol

Get it off your chest

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 13:58

He's got enough of them in his 'lawn' lol

Three times a week he's out mowing stripes into it, edges it then HOOVERS up the clippings....... You'd have throught he'd get rid of the weeds in it too. Oh well......

Get it off your chest

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 07:08

Oh crikey lol I can't flirt with someone who doesn't even talk to me 

He stares at me through the wall as it is. It creeps me out. There's no way I'm going to start flirting with him lol


Posted: 13/09/2013 at 16:12

Oh it's definitely well-rotted. Reason I know this is I left it in my car boot for three days before I shifted it lol


Posted: 13/09/2013 at 16:09

Manure is over a year old, it was wonderful I had to bag it myself lol

Shame I didn't get some fresh, just to put along the border next to 'her'

Get it off your chest

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 15:52

There was nothing wrong with the garden. Apparently, I wasn't cleaning my hens out often enough (I do them every day), there was dog poo everywhere (my dog only goes outside when I do, and I always have a poo bag with me), and that there are rats (I'm outside for at least six hours a day, and my garden is viewable from my living and dining rooms, and I've never seen one). I've had chicks and unmunched veg - rats could take a chick easily. My chickens feed is brought into the kitchen every night. My garden is helping me recover from a nervous breakdown last Summer. When I was released from the hospital, I have made gardeing the centre of my world, I'm always out tending it.

This woman is starting to get on the councils nerves with her bogus complaints. It hurts me that she doesn't think my garden is as beautiful as I do


Posted: 13/09/2013 at 14:19

So I popped a post on Freecycle, asking for well-rotted horse manure. I now have three different suppliers  I filled the back of my estate car with some, now it's time to start tackling that heavy clay soil (after I've had a nap, it's hard work shovelling all that poo lol)

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