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Monday's Supermoon

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 11:22

Only the left hand side came out with any real definition hollie, although I could see a lot elsewhere.  I need a more powerful camera  

I got some good ones in August.

What to do about the lawn (mud patch)

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 10:54

I'd never recommend artificial over the real thing normally, Pete - but grass grown badly, in the wrong conditions looks dreadful and behaves badly in a residential garden. Done carefully and with some good planting, I think the fake stuff can be very useful. Bit of colour in a darker space   

Am I convincing anyone?  

Monday's Supermoon

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 10:49

Doubt it'll be clear enough here, but I've been taking pix regularly of the moon on the many clear cold nights here recently, as well as the Harvest moon in September

Thursday night

Last night - camera couldn't pick up the definition on it very well - too bright!

What to do about the lawn (mud patch)

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 10:01

Not Astroturf Pete - artificial grass. Two different beasts  

Some of the new stuff is very good. It's changed enormously in the last five years or so.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:58

I don't have any either Joyce, sorry 

Think my week off work has made me worse. Regretting working in the garden on the couple of good days at the beginning of the week instead of getting on a hill. That might have pepped me up. 

Think I'll finally have to bin the sweet peas. They've struggled on valiantly through the wild weather on Frdiay night, but they look a bit battered and bruised. The foliage is really rough too. They're such good doers  - Cupani. I love them  

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Ornamental grasses

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:49

Took a pic -


Ornamental grasses

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:34

Give it a go obelixx. It apparently copes well with drought because of it's usual habit. Perhaps a good dose of manure in the ground on planting and keep it well watered till established? I've got it in ordianry soil, but in the garden round the corner it was in a very dry bit of ground as we had several mature trees nearby. Despite our high rainfall, the ground was very poor quality and dry through summer.  I never bothered doing anything to it either. 

It looks great just now as it's fading into old gold colours  

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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:28

Morning all/afties Pat. Hope you get better weather for your toms than I did this year!

Grey, damp and cool here but a little warmer than it's been. I may get more painting done if I don't get outside.

Garden's looking great Hosta. Lovely to see 'the rock' in situ and look forward to seeing 'Acer city'  

It looks a perfect site for them.

doc - the neighbours are clearly a*******s. Rise above it all love. You are much better than that - you made that quite clear when you helped the son. Who would want to be small minded, ignorant, ungrateful s*ds like them?

Can't remember anything else , so apologies...  

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:15

Warmer here too BL. About 5 when I went out earlier, so much warmer than it's been for a while. Doubt it'll get much higher though. Grey and damp after the clear skies last night.

At least last night was calmer than Friday when it was a bit wet and wild.  No real damage though - just some pots blown about and a few small branches off shrubs and trees. Rare for us not to have had more of that by now.

What to do about the lawn (mud patch)

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:11

Shade, narrow space and dogs. That will be hard work with grass. I'd forget about it - you'll make more work for yourself trying to make grass thrive and look half decent. The narrow space makes it tricky to have separate areas for the dogs - especially in wetter weather. They won't have room to spread the damage, if you know what I mean!  Gravel would be better or the aforementioned fake grass if you want some greenery.

The garden has to work for your needs Penny 

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