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Talkback: Leaf mould

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 23:02

I put chicken wire over the top of the builders bags to stop the leaves blowing about.  The almost done leaves from last year have a board over to stop them blowing about now.


Posted: 06/12/2013 at 20:52

Whatever you do, dont try and shred phormium leaves. They just wrap around the blades and clog it up.


Posted: 06/12/2013 at 20:46

Seeing as its so warm in Verdunland, i'll have a Strawberry margarita.


Posted: 06/12/2013 at 20:34

Shhh, everyone quiet as we go past Verduns window. Spike might bark or lick us to death.


Posted: 06/12/2013 at 17:11

What you need clarington, is a nice cream doughnut with your afternoon coffee.

 Cream cake Friday. If you're at work at this time on a Friday, you deserve it.


Posted: 06/12/2013 at 15:14

OK  Friday night boozeup at Verduns  Log Cabin.  I've found a bottle of Damson Gin labelled 2003.  Also I've got a bottle of Tequila I bought in Mexico in 1984, that probably needs drinking up. (the sort without the agave worm in)

Beef curry and rice. (No beans, I think we've had quite enough wind for this week.)

  Also I seem to have a lot of chocolates. Gremlins at the suppliers I think, I've had to put them on hold.

 And I've got a nice marrow bone for Spike.

what is this tree

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 14:56

The local florists sell 4 ft sections for 50p a twig. I wonder if i could sell some contorted hazel the same. (harry lauders walking stick) except  mines much more contorted and twisted.

what is this tree

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 14:25

Branches look a bit contorted. Would it be a contorted willow? What were the leaves like?

Does Anyone Recognize this Weed?

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 14:17

Hairy bittercress?

Talkback: Leaf mould

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 14:16

Make sure any recent scars are well covered , chippy, you don't want to open them up again. 

I have one builders bag with the contents of two builders bags worth of  oak leaves in from last year. I have filled one bag with leaves from this year.  I expect to use last years leaves next spring, maybe to top dress around the hellebores and between bulbs to show them up better. It takes a long time,but if you have room in an out of the way place, it takes little work other that the initial raking up.

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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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Bug identification please.

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