Latest posts by FloBear

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 18:02

Frank, I have the same reaction to the smell of oilseed rape - only passed one field today (not too much in the New Forest) and that had me reaching for the window buttons.

Much MUCH worse, though, is Privet flowers. They aren't in huge fields (thank goodness)  but you have to pass garden hedges when you want to walk about the area.  I hate the beginning of July.

New Forest was gorgeous in the sunshine.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 09:15

Saw my first cockchafer of the year last night. Shame they're so pesky, they are magnificent-looking beasties.

Talkback: Growing aquilegias

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 09:10

Mine just self seed with no help at all. However, they are the standard purpley pink ones. Any time I have bought and planted coloured varieties, they 'disappear' after a year or two.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 09:05

Tee hee David

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 22:22

Glorious sunshine all day long. Spent the day in Durlston. Sea off the Jurassic coast was deep turquoise..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 14:03

The sun took its time but has finally arrived to warm up E Dorset. S'pose I'd better get on with lugging those paving stones about.

Clearing overgrown area

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 19:03

A digger would just chop up the roots of perennial weeds which will then regrow a hundred-fold from the bits!
Depends what sort of weeds they are. Excluding light by laying carpet, heavy duty black plastic, or cardboard would stop annuals in their tracks and give you time to dig a section at a time. Personally I would dig out perennials and, when they dare to reappear, spray with glyphosate.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 16:51

Warm enough to get outside though a bit windy. Can't believe it's taken 2 hours to put down four paving slabs. Clearly I'm not the woman I was when I last did such a job (20 years ago)

Only a couple of dozen to go :- (

Ads blocking the task bar

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 12:16

Thanks HollieHock. Do these ad blocker programs do other sneaky things to ones computer? I always worry about importing the PC equivalent of japanese knotweed!!


Posted: 20/05/2012 at 12:14

No probs. I found out the same way you did :- )

I've personally never seen an aquilegia that tall (sonds fab, btw) but I bet someone out there has!!

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