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Electricity Pole

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 20:55

I had a pole a few feet from the house, When I said it was leaning towards the house, they came and diverted it underground. It might be worth a try.

Otherwise if you plant a small tree nearer to the view point than the pole, the  tree will  hide the pole from your main viewpoint.

Garden full of rubble and weeds - can we go grow veg?

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 20:48

This is going to be a long job.

How do you eat an elephant....in small chunks.

The area with Knotweed, i would leave for now. Continue to nuke the JKW with glyphosate every time it pokes  a new shoot through.

Pick the sunniest area for your veg patch. If it has perennial weeds then give them a dose of glyphosate so you start with a clean sheet. You can do that now. Over the winter fork the area over, removing any rubble and roots as you go. If you can get a load of well rotted Farm Yard Manure, lay that on each bit as you clear it.

In the spring you should then have a good patch you can give a quick fork over to incorporate the FYM,and add a handful of Fish Blood and Bone, and then plant.

For the lawn area, proceed as above without adding Farm Yard manure.  Seed or Turf in Spring.

If you spend his winter on thorough soil preparation, it will save you a lot of frustration in the long run.

I would not use membrane except for paths with gravel on top.

2014

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 18:48

I doubt you need lessons, marion.

I think you could teach the young uns a thing or two.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 18:45

No buds on my acidantheras

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 18:13

I like the little window in the screen, fairygirl.

Is it a view from a window in the house,? or just on passing.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 18:04

The small lurker in the courgette patch is 19 inches long and weighs over 10 lb.  Thats the maximum my kitchen scales will weigh. I might put it on the bathroom scales.

Anybody got any good marrow recipes?

.The other two are bigger. I'm leaving them now to see what they can do.

I found the suntan lotion. OH had put a pile of T shirts on top. I was beginning to think I had imagined buying it.

 

expensive???

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 17:52

If its been deweeded, you could give it a rest for a year,and then reconsider.

I have lots of weeds in my lawn, it doesn't bother me. If you want a bowling green type, then its upt o you. My lawn just gets mown on an irregular basis. if you feed it you have to mow it more.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 17:48

Apologies to all those  I promised seed to. I havn't forgotten, just a bit busy at the mo.

The ones that needed immediate planting have gone. the rest will follow in the next week or so.

Frogs

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 13:37

Do they look normal but dead or have they got red legs?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 13:35

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60686.jpg?width=500&height=350&mode=max

 Last years brugmansia cuttings.

A hedychium originally grown from seed, about to flower. This is the only but that survived the heater breaking down in the greeenhouse in the middle of the really bad winter. minus 10 in the greenhouse is not good.

A late flowering canna. Two more dark leaved ones in the garden are in a race with the yucca. Will they flower before the frosts or not?

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