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winter boarder

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 15:50

A row of primula firedragon will light up a border.

Plugs can be grown on and then planted out in Autumn.

Help finding Roscoea

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 18:28

Which Roscoeas did you buy evie stevie? I bought red ghurka and royal purple from ashwoods last year. They are doing great at the moment.

I think I will make some hoops out of coat hangers to mark the positions.

Help finding Roscoea

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 18:24

We're in East Midlands , but are planning an expedition west.

What is this plant? Could it be a weed?

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 02:21

Yes, I think you're probably right 

A caper spurge, a type of euphorbia, also reputed to deter moles.

As with all euphorbias, wear gloves to handle as the sap causes skin to be burned easily in the sun, causing blisters.

Brambles, Ivy and Nettles

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 02:15

You have obviously got it sussed, pushkin.

Lots of hard work ahead, but I hope you reap the rewards, and wish you good luck .

If the land grows good weeds, at least you know it is fertile.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 22:31

Very arty photo., flumpy

Meteor showers

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 21:49

Cloudy here, and too much light pollution from Nottingham and Derby to see much.

I did enjoy lying on a beach in the maldives, late one night after a few too many pina coladas, watching shooting stars and the milky way.

 I seem fated sometimes. I went on the nightime "sounds of silence"  meal and a talk about the stars at Ayers Rock.  It rains about once a year. Guess which night we went???

Yep, an expert talking about the stars which were obscured by cloud and spitting with rain. Camp fires needed to keep warm!!!   If we hadn't paid so much for it , it would be funny.

Brambles, Ivy and Nettles

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 21:40

Ha,  assume makes an ass  of u and me.  LOL.

Where the general public are at large, I never assume anything. I once got asked for hydrochloric acid for washing lettuce to get rid of the bugs.!!!!!

Brambles, Ivy and Nettles

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 20:48

Being a mere woman, I'm not allowed to use the chain saw, brushcutter, and various other mechanised implements we have. I'm dangerous with a wheelbarrow.   The wood next door is permanently threatening to encroach. I find a good pair of loppers invaluable, along with leather gauntlets. I would cut as much as possible with loppers, rake it off and burn.  I have a neverbend root breaker, that is good for root extraction on brambles.  To get rid of perennial weeds I would then spray everything that regrows with glyphosate. . Then fork over the land, keeping anything you havn't got time for under black plastic or layers of cardboard, or even old carpets.

No quick solutions, but it will give you a blank canvas to start from.


Posted: 13/08/2014 at 19:46

Working at the quarry face all day. 

Rest of the week off.

Aussie  lodger has gone to festival in Wales, we have hedges to cut.

Have a good evening.  I missed any trouble on the forum, Looks like the mods zapped them.

Good luck, Mr and Mrs Orchid Lady.  The only people I knew with a franchise (body shop) retired to Jersey on the proceeds.

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