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Alternatives to Log Roll?

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 17:45

Granite blocks make a nice edging - I've recycled the ones here to make edging. You can just see them on the left side of the pic :

Alternatively, fencing timber attached to short posts knocked into the ground. That's very inexpensive and simple to do :


It's my birthday

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 17:35

Happy Birthday B's Mum 

Hope you've had a lovely day 


Indoor Yuccas Dying Fast - please help!

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 17:26

Mine hasn't been watered for at least a month now, and it sits in a room where it has no direct sunlight but has decent light all year round. It's very green and healthy.

Be wary of having it too near an open fire as that does frazzle them 


Posted: 04/12/2014 at 07:01

Morning all - well... chicky anyway. Packages sound good 

Just dropped daughter at work  Dry here but pleasant enough. I'll have a quick look round before I get ready for work. 


Posted: 03/12/2014 at 17:23

Another working day done, and shopping done too. Not nearly so cold today - think it got up to about 6. Positively springlike  

Lovely pix Liri - but I'm slightly biased when it comes to our scenery 

DD - My sister apologised to me a few years ago for being horrible to me when we were teenagers. We get on well enough but I live an hour away from her - that definitely helps   My two girls get on well even though they're completely different in almost every way. I hope that continues   

Off for a quick look round before I organise dinner 

Preparation for Hawthorn Hedge

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 17:15

I'll 'third' that Gemma 

Although I have to say - the better the ground is round the whips, the less work it is afterwards when you're maintaining it. My blackthorn hedge borders the front grass so I had to remove old compacted turf to put it in. I mulched it with bark after planting last year which has made a huge difference. Very little weeding to do and both hedge and grass are growing well. 

B******* Magpies

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 17:01

I loathe starlings. There - I've said it...

Nigel - you could try the 'cage' on the ground or around hanging feeders. I used a little homemade ground cage last year, made from an old wall basket which I sat on the ground with the open side against a large square plant container. I put food in there for the ground feeding birds - dunnocks, robins etc and the magpies couldn't get into it so it let the small birds get a chance. I'd just put a samall amount of food in the open for them.  We have an awful lot of magpies round here too. Blackbirds were rare in the garden too but I'm gradually getting them in too. 


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 18:33

DD - tricky situation. Hope it works out. You know what they say - you can choose your friends....

Diddly darn chilly here but much more pleasant than the murky damp stuff. Don't think it got above about 4 here today and had to scrape the car this morning, but the sun and blue skies always help.

Suppose I should go and find some dinner form somewhere 

Movie quotes

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 18:28

'Airplane' pdoc 

Yes lily - the lovely Lena Lamont 


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 07:59

I have one of those plug in heat pads Clari. I am mainly sitting where I work and nowhere near the inadequate heating arrangements. It only gets warmer when I'm about ready to go home. It's my hands that suffer most. I could try doing the star jumps before I sit down or when I make a cup of tea 

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