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Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 15:34

I`ve just added myself to Hartley Wintney  

help: bindweed is coming over from neighbour!

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 14:58

Glyphosate based weedkiller is the way forward, the higher % of glyphosate the better. I`m lucky i have a little left of some now banned glyphosate ( turns the leaves in less than a day)

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 09:14

Thanks everyone, the soil if it can be called that is very, very sandy. Great for digging over in any weather but low in nutrients obviously so every winter i add bags of compost ( i steer clear of manure for weed reasons) I took some photos yesterday of the few flowers on show at the moment



 By the way my name is actually Derek, somehow i ended up as a Fred  

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 20:10

It`s pretty easy KEF, but then i`ve been using forums for donkeys years (especially the one`s that use old format). Click on the tab that looks like a tree^ click select to choose a photo from your computer, once you`ve chosen the photo by clicking on it and highlighting it blue, then click open. You`ll then see the file name appear next to where it says select, click on upload, it will take about 15 to 20 secs to upload and then it will ask you to save it, so save it and voila it will appear on your post, here`s a photo i took earlier


MOB rants

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 18:56

My pet gripe are the people that dump their garden waste anywhere but in their own garden, my next door neighbour dumps his grass clippings on the estate green. Others dump their garden waste along hedge rows and it looks really messy and untidy, but of course their garden is perfect without a compost heap 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 18:24

 All the areas you can see with the road scalpings on are the areas for decking, i had to dig the soil down by about a foot, fill with rubble and top off with the scalpings, hopefully i`ll get the decking done this year. All the soil had to sieved by hand to get the horsetail out and then compost added ( back breaking work for sure).

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 17:57


 These photos were taken when we had summer back in April, the gorgeous fence is to keep the puppy off until she`s trained to stay off, it has been replaced by green fencing before the neighbours think i`m completely insane. Hopefully the horsetail is dead as i havn`t seen any so far this year, the bindweed that has just appeared has had a dose of weedkiller put on it yesterday as has started to brown off already, just the ground elder to go 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 17:47

 Hi everyone, just signed up so thought i`d post a photo of my garden about a week before i moved in, in Sept 2011. The old chap who had the bungalow before me lost interest after his wife passed away years ago, but apparently he was a keen gardener, hence the huge greenhouse. I`ll post some more recent ones shortly.

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