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Posted: 11/08/2013 at 10:06

SD- whatever you're on -I want some!

When I commuted from my last house to school and work we drove on a few narrow roads with woodland around and deer frequently jumped out of fields in front of us and into the woods the other side. Fortunately they always escaped unscathed. We didn't have them really near our house so no damage in the garden thankfully! 

Chick isn't it one of the loveliest 'noises' in the world - silence ...with just bees buzzing  and birds chirping. 


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 09:59

It's when you've didvided a clump of Iris and are replanting them that you cut the foliage back by half. The root system wouldn't be able to support that amount of top growth. Cutting the leaves down means the plant can concentrate it's energy on building up the roots. Your Iris will just die back naturally for the winter so no need to chop!


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 09:52

I put fags in and got something altogether different.....


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 20:09

I don't put perennial weeds in CG, just annuals, and whenever possible  I  leave them lying for a day or so to dry out thoroughly before I put them in. I put perennial ones in the brown bin we have for council recycling. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 20:00

GG-I like KEF's description- bubblicious! You just keep on being bubblicious..

Was outside till after 7pm. Lots of bits and pieces done- grass cutting, weeding, tidying, digging out a nice fern from almost under the shed and finishing off preparing the base for it's 20' move soon! Starting putting my nice horse **** along the boundary edge for the bare root hedge later in the year.

Lots of bees and wasps about today but no butterflies. Once the huge buddleia gets going it'll be different I'm sure.

Hope everyone's had a good day. I'm off to get something to eat before I go off the notion 


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 19:45

Now that Beechgrove has gone nationwide CG - you get lots of tips and techniques on there. One programme for half an hour can't possibly be all things to all people so I wonder if that's why they've done it. If one doesn't suit you the other one might! It's certainly a step in the right direction. The only issue I have is the 'slot switching' which happens over the summer due to sport. I think that needs addressed by the powers that be. Not everyone has cable/satellite tv to automatically record them.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 19:33

Resolva's the only weedkiller I ever use because it works quickly. I was thinking the same as wb though. Especially if there are neighbouring properties whose owners might be getting an invasion of weeds from your garden!


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 14:41

Hi John - I have it too. It's a little saxifrage or sedum with yellow flowers but it pulls out easily. Don't have quite as much as that though!  


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 14:38

I think that's right addict. You're supposed to leave any woody chippings for a while before you use them as mulch. Probably just pile them up and store them for a bit chicky?


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 14:16

PP- I'd agree it can look good on a big scale but in most gardens I don't think it works very well. I like good plants of any type to be able to hold their own which I don't feel  prairie planting manages. Just my personal choice though! 

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