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Posted: 21/10/2013 at 18:45

Hello all - been out getting curtain stuff . No cakes I'm afraid alcopops either - not in this house. T-total -ly.

All this talk of food....making a chickeny thing with tomatoes and courgettes and Moroccan spices. Might be vile but at least there's no Morrison's gravy in it KEF ...

Woody'- it sounds lovely and I don't even like lamb! As for crab.....just like eating it 

The concrete is a big piece so  I'll just have to tolerate it's presence. Such is life.


Front garden revamp - before and after photos

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 15:03

Dolgarrog - I've been building some raised beds too and one is more or less complete and filled. It's around the same dimensions- about 2x4' and I've used a couple of bags of soil and two large bags of compost (125l each) plus a few containers of spent compost from the tomatoes and sweet peas (maybe another 70l?) and I'd say about another 70l worth in the plants I've put in - one plant was in a large pot- 15' diameter. Plus some grit.

In other words - quite a lot! About 8/10 'normal' (70l) sized bags of soil/compost I'd guess.

I'm sure there's a way to work it out though!  


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 14:30

I think I'm trading in my wand for something more accurate to determine the weather.

A windsock and a bucket. 

Concrete'll be the death of me if I try to dig it up so lateral thinking is the way forward...if that makes sense 

Please don't go pd. I, for one, would miss you very much especially when you're just back. I'm confused too. Maybe it's my age.

Flowering cordyline

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 13:51

Lovely plant Richie- but yes - that is a phormium!

I had one of the standard green NZ flax in a previous garden and it often flowered- but in summer as KEF says.

Must have natives?

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 13:49

Hello MrsGarden- very confusing as I always call you MrsG!! Lovely to 'see' you 

Harebell is lovely - and vastly overlooked as a plant I think.

Very handy for me if I need a hat when I go out too 


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 08:21

Concrete's buried along the back fence and I've no chance of getting it out unless I get a digger. The water's draining but I don't want to put in the planting I had planned in case it gets waterlogged.

Will rethink it - it's only at one end so I might do a much higher raised bed like the new ones I've done at the side fence but for the moment, Dad's pot is sitting there.

Off to work now - catch up later 

Horse Manure - ? Din In or Leave On Top

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 08:17

I do the same as chicky. Just put some down on the new beds I've created as I won't plant them till spring. It was previously just a piece of rather poor grass. I stripped that off and then added  some compost and soil and topped with manure.


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 07:55

Morning all. Damp here but not too cold. Back to work today after my week off. Have done lots outside but a large lump of concrete has defeated me so some re jigging of plans is required.

Trafalgar Day you say chicky -  do I need to buy a boat?

Dove - I may need mittens at work  as it's so b****y cold in there 

Daddy long legs - a serious problem?

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 12:20

Hi Novice. I think it's largely down to the time of year and conditions. You said the garden needs tidying up etc so maybe the  site has just been ideal for them.  We've had loads here too (I'm in central Scotland) The weather this year has contributed too probably.

Editing posts?

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 12:11

It's a blip which has been there a little while LF. Daniel knows about it so hopefully they can sort it soon. The PM thingy isn't working too well for some members either. 

You'll just have to be careful what you type! 

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