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Mulching

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 17:54

I use bark and would apply just now - in fact I need to get some myself.  It 'dresses' the remaining plants and in bare areas is a better deterrent to cats than compost which they just use as their personal toilet. I feed with B,F and B in spring. I do try to have as few empty spaces as possible though. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 17:40

Evening all. Bloomin cold here today - we had a couple of snowy showers this morning - I can see them on the camera    Car was frozen over when I went out to take the car to the garage. Two trips - I had to go back with it in the afternoon once they had the part.  Hope the girls don't mind getting nothing for Christmas...

Panda....   

http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.608048514857697910&pid=15.1&w=126&h=94&p=0

    

Off for a look round here before I make dinner. Hot chocolate with marshmallows later 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 18:29

Those are lovely DD.   What did you make the reindeer antlers with?

I'll have one just now thanks - got a cuppa in my hand!

KEF - everything you need in case you're snowed in...  perhaps I should have got some supplies too - we're supposed to get some snow tonight 

Alternatives to Log Roll?

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 18:26

How very kind of you DD. It's starting to take shape now 

Alternatives to Log Roll?

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 17:45

Granite blocks make a nice edging - I've recycled the ones here to make edging. You can just see them on the left side of the pic :

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/PB290006_zps1b55d7ec.jpg

Alternatively, fencing timber attached to short posts knocked into the ground. That's very inexpensive and simple to do :

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/PB290008_zpsc6df7ff8.jpg

 

It's my birthday

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 17:35

Happy Birthday B's Mum 

Hope you've had a lovely day 

 

Indoor Yuccas Dying Fast - please help!

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 17:26

Mine hasn't been watered for at least a month now, and it sits in a room where it has no direct sunlight but has decent light all year round. It's very green and healthy.

Be wary of having it too near an open fire as that does frazzle them 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 07:01

Morning all - well... chicky anyway. Packages sound good 

Just dropped daughter at work  Dry here but pleasant enough. I'll have a quick look round before I get ready for work. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 17:23

Another working day done, and shopping done too. Not nearly so cold today - think it got up to about 6. Positively springlike  

Lovely pix Liri - but I'm slightly biased when it comes to our scenery 

DD - My sister apologised to me a few years ago for being horrible to me when we were teenagers. We get on well enough but I live an hour away from her - that definitely helps   My two girls get on well even though they're completely different in almost every way. I hope that continues   

Off for a quick look round before I organise dinner 

Preparation for Hawthorn Hedge

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 17:15

I'll 'third' that Gemma 

Although I have to say - the better the ground is round the whips, the less work it is afterwards when you're maintaining it. My blackthorn hedge borders the front grass so I had to remove old compacted turf to put it in. I mulched it with bark after planting last year which has made a huge difference. Very little weeding to do and both hedge and grass are growing well. 

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