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Posted: 18/09/2015 at 20:03

Jo - my oldest daughter is starting a new course at a different uni next week so she's been there all week for Fresher's. Right now she's there with her friends for a 24 hour Harry Potter fest.... 

Did some hacking and slashing outside - taking some branches off the pine at the rear of the garden. It will have to come out at some point - should never have been planted there.  I've filled the brown bin  


Spring Advice ?

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 19:49

I'd steer clear of bulbs this year unless you put  other plants in at the same time. If you wait till spring (or later on in autumn) to put the other plants in, you risk digging up and through the bulbs unless you're very careful. Much easier, and safer,  to put bulbs in after the perennials /shrubs . 


Posted: 18/09/2015 at 19:36

I'll wear a hat on the hills tomorrow Lesley 

I'll need it anyway, temps are low on the tops now.

Jo - 1500 - that's above and beyond....

Try doing the reply first Hosta. Then move it down and add the quote above 


star gaze lily wrote (see)

Rugby is on soon.....all those men


Steady on....


That's what I did there

Hedgehog spotted

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 19:20

Forgot you'd had a 'recent' hog Hosta - knew someone had 

I think my holiday's affected my brain....or what's left of it anyway 

Dove uses specialist hog food she gets from the GC. Widely available - even my local one stocks it and it's a bit useless unless you want a vase or jewellery..

Tetley - 'climb over fences'  ...what are you putting in that cat food?  

weedkiller needed for ivy

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 19:16

Yes - I realised I didn't make my post very clear Verd.

Not sure the last one was very clear either      ....hopeless old tart ... 


weedkiller needed for ivy

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 19:11

I'd agree Tetley - I wouldn't use it for something substantial, was really just replying to Verd's post re being too late to use it. Probably didn't make that clear 

As pansyface says - Rowan isn't an Ash, it's a Sorbus. There are two different Sorbus as well - just to confuse you! The other one is  Whitebeam which is a lovely tree with silvery grey foliage and always seems to make a nice 'tree' shape  


Posted: 18/09/2015 at 19:04

Glad you had a good day Lesley 

The haircut - very droll  ....and it never happened - the girl had booked me in for next Friday by mistake   I'll be needing to tie my fringe in a pony tail by then 



Hostafan1 wrote (see)

grr, still can't manage it. Forgive me guys if I practice. 


Hosta - fill your boots love. 

Glad you had a grand day with the forkers and their OHs 


Posted: 18/09/2015 at 17:16

Hedgehog spotted

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 17:15

Marc - Dove has a resident hedgehog in her garden - she's a regular contributor to the forum but is on holiday just now. She'll be able to give you plenty of advice. Her hog visits her patio at night for his tea, and hibernates in a purpose built home in   her garden 

I think some people find just piling stuff up in a corner works well too. They just need a dry, snug little place. I'm sure others here will have some tips they can offer 

They won't be hibernating for a while yet, so perhaps putting food out each night will help to keep him visiting. Someone here will correct me if I've got that totally wrong. 


Posted: 18/09/2015 at 17:09
flowers in the rain wrote (see)

Gosh!, well  Costa has proved just how good he is at growing things


Looks a bit like Tom Hanks in Castaway  

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