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Posted: 03/06/2013 at 08:01

I spoke too soon- drizzle now  

I hate having to work when it's nice Verd- especially as we don't get as many nice days as you Cornish folk 

May have to visit the nursery if rain doesn't go off later....

Greenfly by the million

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 07:59

Sara ladybirds do seem very scarce- i've hardly seen any in the past few years. The larvae are quite odd looking- bearing no resemblance to the adult at all!  If you google it you'll see what I mean- and easier to describe to you!

Another suggestion I would make is to hang a litle bird feeder nearby and try and attract some blue tits and other birds in- they'll munch away at them 

please help weed taking over my garden

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 07:54

Good advice here Nikki and I'd be inclined to follow Daisy's advice as you are short of time for tackling this and I understand that only too well being a single parent too. It may not look pretty - although you can put bark down on top which helps a bit- but it would let you tidy other areas in the meantime. Agree with step 6 too - and would also add that, as you've inherited it, that means other people aren't looking after their gardens either ...

and then do this  


Posted: 03/06/2013 at 07:22

Morning all.Bit sore after all my digging and lifting but will be ok. Another dry day here and to be better tomorrow- wow!

Very restrained Andy- you didn't buy any more plants over the weekend than me! Chick- I only have to explain the dent in the bank balance to myself so that's quite easy 


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 21:21

Meant to ask you Dove- what art did you go and see? Was it the Barbara  Hepworth? 

Ggirl- love fresh lettuce. Can't get better can it- picking, it rinsing it and putting it on the plate. Total time - about a minute!

Suggestions please..

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 21:10

If it's reasonably sunny a phormium always has impact and you can get a decent sized one for around £10/15 which will give instant effect. The dark ones are particularly striking. Depends on the kind of look you want though Sarahlou. Is it 'flowery' or 'green' you're looking for- if you know what I mean! Sweet peas are readily available in GCs etc if you just want something for the summer. Or try cramming it with just one variety - plenty to choose from- osteospermum/petunia/pelargonium/buzy lizzie to name a few. That makes a great show. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:53

Very smart Dove- I like the dark/light green variegation more than green/cream ones- much more striking. Just put one in front border under window today - H. sieboldiana 'elegans'- good  slug/snail proof one.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:34

Sounds like you had a lovely break Dove - well deserved.

What is the hosta like -colour wise?


Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:31

Lemon drizzle you're talking Gilly!

Daughter makes a very good one 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:22

Very impressive Deanno!!!

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