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Posted: 12/07/2013 at 09:13

Hi and bye Daisy! Your body must be in a permanent state of shock working all these shifts. Have a good nap.

Mrs G I'd echo that with the daylilies. There easy to get, easy to keep and good value!

KEF is that a spammer?


Posted: 12/07/2013 at 08:24

Morning all. Hot again here already but to be a bit cooler at weekend thankfully. 

Wasn't on last night but have been reading some of the posts. Sending my love to GG and Tina and hope everything is fine. Puts our problems in perspective.

KEF you'd think the birds would gradually find the hedge wouldn't you! Have you got feeders in the back garden? Maybe put those in the hedge instead. Little monkeys!

Blackest the poppies must be lovely. Your borders are full! Haven't had time to look at all your pix properly but you seem to have a lot of wildflowers. They look lovely.

Not working today so have a good day everyone who is. At least it's Friday Dove and Bev!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 18:07

Lovely pix as always. Leadfarmer your garden's looking terrific just now. Happy and healthy!

Welcome Bazrob. Beautiful garden and lovely to have more members from outside Britain. 

Wintersong- do you think Clive would notice if we popped in to have a 'look' at the Zant. when he goes to Finland again??

If something was to happen to it while he was away.....we could  'look after it' for him couldn't we.....

Nudge nudge, wink wink ....

Are those foxtail lilies in your second pic? They look very good.

Choisya Sundance- will it survive?

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 17:31

Nikki it's always worth a shot- if a plant can't stay where it is, you've nothing to lose by moving it. I moved a (quite mature) Pieris a while ago as it had been planted right next to the path. Didn't expect anything of it but it's doing remarkably well. It's not the best time to be moving anything with it being so hot, but I've moved stuff often, and at all the wrong times and as long as you follow the basic principles it's as likely to work as it is to fail. Good luck with it 


Posted: 11/07/2013 at 14:46

Hot again now but will get outside soon, grass is growing like mad where it's been fed. 

Hope all is well Tina. We never really stop being 'mum' no matter what age, do we?

Punkdoc- hope you have a lovely holiday. Verdun has personally guaranteed fine weather for the entire week so if it rains- don't blame my's definitely him......

Do you make your own tart Verdi? Sounds lovely. How sad that the foodbank is busy....

GG- you picked the wrong time to revamp the garden- you're never there!!! I'm sure everything will survive. Do you group all your pots together in a bit of shade when you go away? It does seem to work quite well. Hope the weather stays fine for you. A quieter time on this break than the last one!

Uneven lawn

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 14:35

Would agree with DSean. Unless there's an underlying reason for these lumps and bumps, I'd fill the dips with topsoil and keep levelling it till it's uniform and merging with the rest of the lawn, and either let the grass gradually spread into it or sow some grass seed in the bare areas.

Perhaps it's not been correctly prepared to start with Labradouble?

Mare's Tail

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 14:27

I'm not a great fan of weedkiller but when I need to use it, I think the only weedkiller worth having is Resolva. I find Roundup useless. Horsetail will find it's way round Visqueen (know the stuff well) as it will find it's way round and through  most things unfortunately! Once you have it in your plot you just have to accept you need to work at keeping it at bay. Smothering (where possible) and pulling it out or constanly chopping it off if you don't want to use chemicals. We had it growing up through the pond at our last house, coming from the surrounding banks, and was impossible to deal with. We could only keep on top of it as best we could. Waterbutts is right- it'll sit there waiting to sprout - coiled up and tangled through everything, and just keeps travelling underground till it finds alittle chance to break through.

No wonder it's survived since the dinosaurs! 

vine weevil ambush

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 08:10

The grubs would already have done their worst IDGM. Getting rid of the adults now means fewer of them to lay their eggs later and therefore prevents grubs for next spring 

Did that make sense?

a downside of this weather

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 07:58

Re the bread- I always say that too! They say if you run your nails through soap (so that it goes under them) it stops the dirt getting in . Never tried it though- not organised enough to think of it!


Posted: 11/07/2013 at 07:53

Morning all- Bev and Dove already gone no doubt- good luck anyway Dove 

Yes Gilly - at least it's not cake- too early to be mentioning it though!   Nice to be picking and eating the stuff we grow.

Mrs G - I use photobucket as well and it's fairly simple  once you get going- I did have to get daughter to help initially! You upload your photos from your computer to it and then transfer them- copy and paste. Someone did put it in a very simple way on a thread recently but not sure which one. If you get stuck I'll try and explain it...or get daughter to do it!

Andy - make sure you sew all pockets before you go to that nursery- in fact sew up ends of sleeves as well just to be sure 

To be sunny later so more to do outside hopefully. A fence to take down now instead of putting one up!


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