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Posted: 26/08/2013 at 17:11

MrsG- the usual rule with bulbs is bury them twice as deep as the height of the bulb -so a tulip for instance (about 2")  should have at least 4" of soil above it. When you layer in a pot  just put the biggest ones on the bottom layer and work your way up -so crocus for example would be the top layer. You can put in them in more closely together too when they're in pots.

chicky- i've never planted lasagne- doesn't the cheese get a bit wet......


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 13:38

pg- she must be lazing in the sun or doing housework if it's rain! 

Nice here but have to go out. Back sore anyway so not sure how much turf stripping and digging I'd manage. A trip to the nursery on the other hand.....


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 08:15

Beautiful spot. I'd agree you don't want to hide that view! Something to help knit the ground together- ie some good ground cover, and some good spring planting with bulbs would be a good start. Right time of year now to start getting some in. They'd enhance the view early on then you could gradually introduce some scented planting for next summer when you're out there enjoying it! 


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 08:09

I'd be inclined to think you wouldn't need anything Nora when you bear in mind that cutting back into them kills them off. No point buying root killer if it's not necessary but someone else may know differently! You might want to get the stumps out if you want to plant something else (which could be hard work) unless you can work round them, and the soil would need a fair bit rejuvenation with manure/feed/water to get some life back into it before planting anything else. If you can raise the area a bit it would make it easier. 


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 07:59

I have to be really restrained going to that nursery and it's very hard!



Posted: 26/08/2013 at 07:54

I add shredded newspaper to mine and if I have some finer branches or twigs when pruning I chop them into bits with secateurs first. Anything heavier would need chipping as it won't break down as quickly as the rest so I don't use those. I do leaves in a separate wire bin or black bags in Autumn for the same reason- they take longer, although you can chop them with the lawnmower first to get them going. 


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 07:38

Morning Verdi -early for you! Whatcha buying today? There's no chance of you visiting a nursery and coming back empty handed 


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 07:32

Morning Dove. Cloudy here but it's to improve later. May not get much done after work as I have a trip to make but my back could do with a break anyway.

Hope you enjoy your visitors- I'm sure they'll enjoy all the lovely grub 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 21:28

I've seen last week's MrsG. Not bad I'd say. Recording it on series link. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 21:11

It all sounds heavenly  Dove! I'd like the cabbage with fennel seeds - a very underrated herb/spice I always think. I use them quite often in soups.

Verd had a look at the nursery on line and they stock Brunette, Pink Spike and Misty Blue  so I'll have a look at them when I'm there but I'll take a look at others online too as I'd want a white one for that particular area. Thanks for the info 

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