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Posted: 22/08/2016 at 22:10

Maybe it came to the East Midlands from Durham with the miners that moved here in the 60's


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 22:09

Around here, if you always feel the cold , you are "Nesh"


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 19:49

I would like to see some of the lifeboat people honoured for risking their lives, rather than Sam Cam's stylist.

My flowers ..

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 19:40

Aym, have a look at the rose "Harry Wheatcroft" He was a flamboyant Nottingham Rose grower.


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 19:29

The first X catalogue arrived today with the RHS magazine.

I haven't seen summer yet!!!

Eradicating Horseradish

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 11:15

If you only paint the leaves with a glyphosate gel, that should work. It is safe in a veggie patch, it decomposes when it hits the soil. It is not persistent in the soil and will not affect future crops. Otherwise, dig it up once a year, use the root, and hey presto next year you have another one.

Green / Brown mix

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 10:30

Have a look on gumtree for shredders. You may pick up one cheap, or now its end of season, the sheds(A & Z et al ) will be reducing them

 Getting the bits small is essential. You can use a rotary mower, but a shredder does a better job. I use builders bags for the first heat up. Put all your shredding in and mix in all the grass clippings. That heats up, and may go a bit dry. Then mix in the next lot of grass clippings. It often heats up again at this point. I then shovel it all into a bin to mature. If its a bit dry, turn the hosepipe on it.  Let the worms play around in it for a month or three.

If its still a bit chunky, use it as mulch. Worms take down the fine stuff in to the soil, leaving chunks on the surface as mulch.

Vertical gardens

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 08:00

However, if he is advertising, he gets nil points, as I still haven't a clue what he's on about.

Mulching, what's best to use

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 07:55

If you can fork it in, it will act faster in breaking up the clay. Otherwise, it is reliant on worms, and solid clay may not have many worms. If you are mulching around shrubs, then you can't fork it in, just carry on what you are doing.

0/10 for garden design for me!!

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 18:26

I would dress the fences with clematis, . If you get the type that can be sheared to a foot every year, they will clothe the fences all summer, and tidy up for winter. For perennials, visit a garden centre once a month from March to September, picking something in flower each month. Bulbs then go in the gaps between the perennials.

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