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Posted: 16/11/2014 at 07:32

The problem with sowing anything at this time of year is legginess and just as Verdun describes.Excess heat creates fast, weak growth and it then becomes more difficult to achieve a good strong plant. Hardy perennials in particular because they really should be outside, just with some protection from the most severe weather, and if they're allowed to get long and spindly in a false environment, it then becomes difficult to get them out. It's a fine balance. 

X Factor

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 07:15

I'd rather eat my own hair than watch any of these shows Wills...

Gate Posts

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 07:14

If the posts you're fixing the gates to are a decent weight, you can just attach the gates to them and not through to the brick itself. Depends on the weight and size of your gates etc, but a shorter, heavier weight screw is better than a longer one for fixing hinges of any kind.

A very good joiner told me that years ago when he re hung all the doors in my first flat 


Posted: 16/11/2014 at 07:10

Morning Dove. I'll nip down and do them - could have done them this morning for you - been awake since 5am...

More tea needed.

Any other dodos out there?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 18:42


Posted: 15/11/2014 at 18:40

That would be nice Lesley...don't have one that shifts gravel though, so I'll have to rely on my aching bones and muscles...and a shovel...

Off to have something to eat now. Have a good evening all - especially all those who are partying- I don't have the energy or inclination for that any more!

Any other dodos out there?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 17:16


Posted: 15/11/2014 at 17:15

Mine has lovely new plump red shoots showing too - it'll slow down as the winter comes in.  I was moving some things around today and lots of the pots with daffs, crocus and tulips have shoots poking through. Last year was the same with the mild winter. Everything will gradually settle though 

Any other dodos out there?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 17:10

I once went to dig out a lovely dark clematis when I was moving into last house. We had put it in temporarily for selling the house we were in. Missed the bit I wanted to slice into and shoved the spade right through it. It didn't survive

Do 'footballs' usually re grow then Verd.... 


Posted: 15/11/2014 at 17:06

In now and having a cuppa. That robin gets a strop on if I don't come inside to let him get his tea  

Lots more turf dug out for the paths and membrane and base gravel laid . I have 2 tonnes of gravel coming next Friday so I need to be prepared for all the shovelling...

Also took down the ash tree that was growing at the back corner of the garden behind the shed. Wasn't very big, about 12 feet, but wasn't in a great place - it's pushing out into the edge of  the pavement. 

Glad you got the pooter organised KEF 

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