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Posted: 30/03/2015 at 23:32


i have had the same experience with nettles. It as that your hands are paralysed and it will not wear off for some hours or even days 

i tend to chop them down with a boarder fork and remove as much root as possible and place then in an old compostt bag by putting your hand inside the bag and bring the offending nettle through the bag, with no contact to the skin

Seems to work for me 



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Posted: 30/03/2015 at 23:20

apologies for grammer 

I meant to say " I hope you keep in good health as well "

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Posted: 30/03/2015 at 23:17


Many thanks for your kind words and I you keep in good health as well 

My garden is the tranquility of my life. like , I beleive , a lot of people on here who comment, possibly feel the same about their gardens 

Thank again 



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Posted: 28/03/2015 at 19:31

My nephews have moved in to a new house with a rear  garden with just a lawn . Last year I created boarders by using a half moon edger and applied stump rot to 2 cut down tree stumps. Today , I returned today to check the stumps. They have rotted down well. Due to the excavation I did to expose the trunks, there was a load of rocks and large stones to be removed from the boarders prior to any planting being carried out . Back breaking work but now the soil in the  boarders have been turned over and surprisingly the soil was not that bad. Will be planting out next week hopefully 

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Posted: 28/03/2015 at 19:07

Hi Susan

i appreciate your comments they have been warmly received. Gardening has been the great healer for myself because it just has that calming effect on my mind if not my body

i thank you again for your kind words 


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Posted: 27/03/2015 at 00:16

Very  wet and windy today but between the showers and gusts I divided a large agapanthus. I then re-planted these in an area of the boarder between rubeckia and phlox to give , what will hopefully give some colour balance. I then went in to my GH to get out of rain and wind and  looked over my garden . Even  as a gardener of 40 years, I still get so excited at the formation of new growth from perennials and shrubs at this time of year. That iis why Spring is my favourite season, by far

Happy Gardening 

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Posted: 26/03/2015 at 23:59


just read your message 

with all due respects have some compassion for others who have problems due to life's problems that impact us all over time. I lost my dear dad 12 years ago and miss him every single day that I live. I believe this thread has brought  people together and shows that deep down there is more good in people than bad 

Also most gardeners i have had the pleasure to meet are, in the main, good people. I think that because we are all close to nature due to our love of all thing gardening 

Anyway that's got that off my chest and as always 

Happy Gardening 







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Posted: 26/03/2015 at 19:19

Excuse spelling errors mean't to say gardening as opposed to garden 

love my iPad but seem to make a lot of errors when blogging on it. Will hopefully get better with use 


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Posted: 26/03/2015 at 19:16

Pretty windy here today and just not very ideal forbgardens as the temperature felt as if it was possibly in the minus figures .Anyway, as I was in the garden I thought I would divide a large clump of agapanthus that I need to plant in an area of  the same plant to create a deep blue wave of colour in the summer. Will possibly not get any further garden done for the next 2 days as the weather is changing back to winter over the week end

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Posted: 26/03/2015 at 18:01

Lyn  - thanks for your response . Much appreciated

and I hope things get better for you

Verdun - thanks for your responses as well. Much appreciated 

Happy Gardening 

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