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Am I posting too much?

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 13:13

hi guys.. not been on for an age.. been so busy.. the is out again today so been out side closing up for winter.. i hate this time of year.. thou my cosmos and rudbeckias are still doing very well..

cia.. i have load seedling of the native green helebores ones.. if interested.

i have seeded some of the ornamental ones too and they are looking good to they are green also.. as my border is green and white on that side.. so trying to keep it that way.. without much success at the mo.


Posted: 03/10/2012 at 09:08

love the pictures of the hoggies kitekat.. we had one a few years back but not visited for a long time.. think something got him or just moved on.

and we have a badger set somewhere on the cliff or railway line.. have put out food for them and they are getting rather used to us now.. cant relly get a picture as the flash scares the life out of them.. so am looking for other ways to get one.. they are beautiful creatures up close but do make a mess in my garden but wouldnt have it any other way.. it is only back lawn the mess up so not to worried as the kids use it as a play ground anyway.

Last year was terrible as one was left dead on the railway line for months before being moved.. allthe kids could see it as they walked to school no nice.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 09:01

well yesterday got worse and worse.. by nightfall it was howling a hooley and throwing it down all night.. and today is not much better.. short heavy showers and strong winds..

Weeds from next door

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 09:00

indeed it is keiths lemon.. even when everything is wilting in the heat and dry.. they keep growing.. but it gives me reason to go out there during that time when not much else to do but dead head.

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 08:58

@joslow.. yeah that is good idea.. but that is what forums are all about.. just as if you were talking in the street to a friend about life in general.

i love the way it goes off topic and then back again.. bit like watching a Billy Connely show.. 

I have also learnt lots on here about lots of everything.

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 14:44

@mummy muddy paws.. it is ok.. nephew is a fiat engineer said it is all sat in the cat and the the pistons hadto push it out to get compression. so will burn off as use it.. the engine turns over fine timing was out by one tick and the inlet valves were stuck open.. but will say to him about the oil.. drained most of it out until the level was as it should have been.. it was clean good oil not brown or dirty and it had old fuel in tank ( over 4 months old)  anyway so was stale and wouldnt spark the plugs properly.. it is running fine now and just wiating for a new battery then off to MOT. fingers crossed.

but thank you for your advice..

Weeds from next door

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 14:35

@toots.. i put mine in length ways down(like on the roof).. so can go down a bit futher and wont miss any trying to sneak under..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 14:32

sandown isle of wight has been heavy and frequent showers today.. not what as forecast on my one here of local.. so not too happy.. as got only 1 hour outside to do stuff.. tomorrow is forecast rain all day so no chance then either.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 13:42

wet and misserable and dark.. has cleared up slightly since lunch time but still dark and breezy.

Weeds from next door

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 13:41

@clairecat.. i appreciate your problem i hve it coming from both sides.. neither neighbour likes gardening (makes me wonder why they bought houses with lots of land attached in the first place) i have just learnt ot live with it and weed it all out.. the slates down in the ground to work on the bine weed etc.. it stops it traveling as they cant get through, i also suffer ground elder.. it works for that too. but there is little we can do about it really.. i have given up asking mine to cut back the brambles and shrubs.. so i just do it my self and put it back on their side.. as i have to

i have also bee told to brush spirit vinegar or wite spirit on teh leaves and that will kill it.. i am going to attempt this once the rain stops for a few days.. will let ya know if it works.

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