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Posted: 11/08/2013 at 11:28

A lot of us just don't log out Tim. Saves the hassle!


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 10:54
KEF wrote (see)

Shall I send for Rosemary & Thyme ? 

Something secret & mysterious happened before I joined ...

Perhaps you could do with them GG - oh they're awful really so maybe not!    

Not a penstemon fan GG so can't help you there. Verdi will know though. I thought they were meant to be pretty straightforward?

Oh -almost forgot - morning all! 

small trees that attract birds

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 10:16

One thing to add about rowans (Sorbus) Bart is that there are two types - Mountain ash is the one you want not Whitebeam. It's a different - and beautiful - tree altogether. SIlvery green foliage and a lovely tulipy shape but not the autumn berries that the ash gives you.

The red ones don't Lolomac. I think hawthorn and pyracantha smell like that too but they're great plants to have on boundaries and also for wildlife so I don't mind!


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!

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