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Posted: 17/09/2015 at 19:32

Hosta - I take it you like yours a bit riper! I used to work with someone who called them ' giraffey' once they got the brown bits on the skin.  

They rarely get to that stage in my house. If they do - I make this 


 with sultanas added 


Posted: 17/09/2015 at 19:20

Lyn - best thing for them ...

Grass free lawn?

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 18:36

Presumed it was a front garden due to the pix you posted 

If it's one you want to use I'd go for the thyme already suggested. It doesn't mind a fair bit of abuse! The only thing to consider is that if your young child will be using it, it will be a no go area when it's flowering as the bees love it. Possible issue there with little bare feet.... 

Best bricks and materials for laying Brick Garden Paths : Advice needed please!

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 18:14

I'd keep it the same dominoman. Always limit the colours and styles of your hard landscaping to about three items. In small spaces keep the colour similar and use different textures if you want some variety. In bigger spaces you can mix it a bit more. 


Posted: 17/09/2015 at 18:04

I can't believe people are miscalling one of our greatest exports...the stuff of champions  

Eaten almost every day in the fairy household with some blueberrries (frozen are best) and a nice green banana 


If it tastes like wallpaper paste - you're not making it right 

 RB - I've seen more fields of OR than I care to remember - just can't remember seeing them at his time of year 

We all wear those 'see you Jimmy' hats up here....  Probably our worst export!

Have a good hol KEF  

Glad you're getting some better news now re your mum Yvie 

weedkiller needed for ivy

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 12:51

Not very constructive in terms of help for the OP  

I'll give you the benefit of the doubt in case you were making a joke.

It largely depends on how much time and energy you have Bill - and whether you want to do it the natural way or use chemicals. Both sides have been well explained here so I can't add anything other than to say if you dig it out, you'll just need to be vigilant as new growth can take hold quickly.

Good luck with it  


Posted: 17/09/2015 at 12:43

Peter - they're pretty straightforward and can survive a fair bit of neglect or abuse! 

Too much water does more harm than almost anything else.

Even my mother could keep pelargoniums overwinter, usually on a windowsill or two, and she was capable of killing plastic flowers.... 


Posted: 17/09/2015 at 12:40

RB - re the oilseed rape in flower - I missed your post and just saw what Clari had written. It's not something I've seen before - although perhaps I have and don't remember....

Can't freeze milk as I only use the skinny milk in the red cartons. 

Hosta - calm down!    If you play your cards right - Lyn and Dove will help you weed - I'm sure they'll have suitable clothing with them... 


Posted: 17/09/2015 at 07:55

Morning all. Been wet here but clearing up. I have washing to go out so fingers crossed 

No milk is a hanging offence in this house. How would I survive without tea 

Grass all cut and edged last night - took me ages. Must be getting slow in my old age.

Clari - there was a large field of oilseed in full bloom where we were on holiday. It's big 'grain country' so perhaps it was a second crop as you say. I was surprised to see it at that time of year.

Hope Dove gets some good weather for wearing these 

Right - off to get organised and head off. Catch you all later. Have a great day whatever you're up to. 


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 21:19

Night Dove - bon voyage! 

We'll keep an eye on Hefty too  

Have a great time- and keep that naughty Hosta on his toes 

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