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Posted: 09/04/2014 at 16:20

Where's that muppet....

We've just been making rosettes for one of the yes/no/dinnae huv a clue organisations for the referendum. Trouble is - they're all using the same colours.

They couldn't organise a **** up in a brewery let alone run a country.....

Mind you - when has that ever stopped the powers that be..

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 16:12

I can transport seeds to a meeting point on weekends and also Fridays at the moment. I can collect from Jeannie as I'm about half an hour away from her and don't mind taking them to Carlisle/North of England or even North Lakes area or thereabouts if anyone wants to meet there.

Strawberry Pots-What Size Please ?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 12:44

I've grown strawberries in troughs on a  fence in the past which helps keep pests off. If you have small plants it might be better to buy a bigger pot and put three in together which will save  watering lots of small pots too. 

They're hardy OL so just tucked in beside a house wall or a little corner somewhere out of sight. If you're stuck, you could put them in there over winter but they don't need protection. 


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 12:33

Afternoon all. Just in for lunch. 

Did you buy dusky plum coloured shoes then Dove, and can we expect Verdi to get some bright yellow shorts or trousers?

I dispute the assumption that we're all bite's definitely worse...

Clearing up a bit now so might get rest of grass done later. We're used to wet springs here but this is taking the you- know- what 

Off for a look round before I go back to work.

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:41

I think I'd plant something else instead and not bother with the grass if it's such a tiny area. Depending on what else you already have and what style you like - you could have a trendy urban jungle, a little haven for wildlife with lots of bee and butterfly friendly plants or a geometric knot garden with box and architectural evergreens. If you still want grass - you could make some little turf topped boxes which double as seats. They can be clipped with shears.

The world's your lobster - as Del boy would say 

New Build Plot

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:26

Can you post some pix Sarah? Views from different angles and also one of the view back to the house etc. That will give us a chance to offer some suggestions. Without a pic it's almost impossible to give useful hints. 

New garden help identifying plants please!

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 17:57

Thought no 1 looked like Pyracantha. The new foliage on mine look identical. 


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 17:31

Got half way through cutting the grass and the heavens opened. Oh well, cup of tea and hope it dries up soon. 

There's a hairy bittercress-fest going on right round the outside of my boundary fence so I'll have to get the hoe out and sort it all out. Not too many weeds round the new hedging but it'll take a fair bit of time to tidy up and mulch. 

Cake sounds good MrsG. Did you bring any extra for me?

Dove - those peep toe shoes will get in a helluva mess when you're doing the weeding...

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 17:21

SPea - you'd think a neighbour would offer to cut it when they do theirs. 

That's what I'd do if I was your neighbour.

Homemade bug sprays

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 12:51

Like Alan mentioned - I used some washing up liquid (Fairy of course ) to deal with greenfly on my Canna yesterday which is in the kitchen at present. I use very little in the way of chemicals and it will take a while in this garden to get a balance as there was nothing here for wildlife. Plenty of birds are coming in now because I feed them and they will be encouraged to keep on top of things for me. I avoid anything which is inclined to be slug/snail food and mainly grow stuff which is more resistant as there are huge snails here. I control them manually just now but I hope to put  a small pond in too. Hanging feeders in shrubs or bushes which have pests on them is a great way of getting birds in there. 

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