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Brambles and weeds

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 15:35

The only way to deal with brambles is to don thick gloves and a pair of pruning shearers and pull the root all the way back to its source and if you can dig out but this unlikely so cut right at base ,you'll need to keep doing this until the plant gets the message not to grow,weeding is something you have to do all the time or it will take over and the seeds will do their worst.weed killers are not the answer as it will kill your plants and wildlife too.


Posted: 01/10/2012 at 15:28

without a picture it is a fungus.Truffles grow under the ground and then you would be really lucky.Hope its not honey fungus.

Apple trees

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 15:25

you can also grow them espalier along a wall or fence.This does not take up much room and covers in my case the fence rather nicely.It will need training but the benifits are good.

What have you achieved in the garden after a bad day at work?

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 14:48

get back in the garden and create your own world.You ll have plenty of mistakes and moments to treasure.Eveyone s plot of land is their creation .Inspire from others and look at how others have done but follow what you think.I have just retired and now find the joy of being in my garden and watching things come to frution .Enjoy your gardening the best de-stresser ,goodluck.

conference pear

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 14:40

In spring tie a oily rag around the trunk to stop ants e.t.c. transporting bugs and virus to the tree,(veg oil).


Posted: 30/09/2012 at 14:35

one word Fantastic! what a joy to behold,don't know your secret but that is lovely.

wildlife in the city

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 16:59

too true,and I quess thats what makes it special when you find wildlife in the garden.

wildlife in the city

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 14:05

I was in my daughter s garden doing a bit of this and that ,you know how it goes when they are away and they ask you to look after their pets and that over grown plot called a garden.Anyhow raking away as one does and throwing the chickens the slugs and worms that came my way,I thought this is where I could get rid of my snails and slugs from home,painless and gone in instant ,when I picked up what I thought was a juicy fat worm for the hens (who were looking with interest) but this was no worm it slid from my hand to the ground ,stopped eyed me and me it before sliding under the leaves.I guess it was a slow worm as it was pink with a grey stripe not a  snake as in adder or grass snake.I have not seen these for years and not in the garden.close shave for the slow worm.



Posted: 28/09/2012 at 13:49

I think when feeding the birds its not a case who you would like to eat your table,you must invite all and they take their chance,how ever hard that seems to us.You hang things in  all sorts of ways and they'll find away.Enjoy the variety that comes to your table ,much more interesting and the little birds wont suffer,just be aware of Mr.ratty a much more of a foe,so don't leave scraps about.

Spammers are back :- (

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 20:51

they are back and in french.

Discussions started by flowering rose

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breathing life into faded plastic chairs.

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is it because we are inporting more plants and the movement of people round the world.we are no longer confined to area and this makes for v... 
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is re-cyling your green bin ,a good thing?

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The weather

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