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Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:32

Might need a third glass of wine...

Sister in law didnt say that she had filled the garage and the upstairs bedroom with her overflow c**p. But we're expected to sort it out...while she is on holiday....

Sister in Law lives next door to  mother in laws house, and she's had three months.

I dont think she appreciated the phone call to ask her to move it asap as the house is going on the market tomorrow... and then we find out that its not all her rubbish, she is storing some of her friends as well...

I hope next door neighbour has remembered to shit greenhouse doors.. we had a frost last night and my tomatoes won't like it.

Pruning a magnolia?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 07:46

I wouldn't worry about the slaggy bit. Get stuck into that one and a half acre paddock. I would kill for a piece of land like that. Start with a shelter belt or hedging around it.


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 07:41

Even the ducks won't eat the beer soaked one's. I must have reduced the population well in the last week. I've got a photo of one nights haul, but people might be eating breakfast.


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 07:36

I would love to come to Wentworth woodhouse today, but unfortunately  we have to go to Newcastle today to sort out mother in laws house before it is sold. Estate agents tomorrow. I can't wait.

To Fleece or Not To Fleece

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 19:28

I don't use fleece on any of those to stop pigeons.

It won't stop mice eating the peas.

It should stop carrot fly from infesting your carrots.

The main problem I have with wood pigeons is with brassicas. I use  Nets and dangling CD,s.



Posted: 12/04/2014 at 19:20

Lovely stuff you got at crocus,Stacey. I would go, but like, punkdoc, it's just too far.

Pruning a magnolia?

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 19:18

I think you could cut them off after it has flowered. The sap is rising now so it may bleed if you cut it now, although as they are small branches you  would probably get away with it.

Plant Id please

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 19:15

If it's not put on too much new growth, you could cut it down and move it now with a big rootball.

Make sure you give it plenty of water through the next couple of months while it settles in.

Plant Id please

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 19:11

Himalayan honeysuckle also known as Leycesteria formosa.

It will grow 5ft in fertile soil.

Unknown Plant

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 19:09

Definitely Japanese knotweed

Repeated applications of glyphosate required. .

Burn on site anything you cut down or dig out.

Do not compost or put in bin as this will only spread it.

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