Latest posts by Haisie


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 14:32

Thanks fidgetbones. i have just read that other thread about the plum tree. Blimey! I would have been so upset if that had have happened to me early on this and I wouldn't have returned as I would have felt excluded. Good job I know different now.


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 13:16

Thanks nutcutlet! I love gardening, just wish I'd been able to ask lots of questions before now and probably the same questions over again until it sinks in! Escaping to my garden is the best thing I do - no bad tempered folk, no-one telling you what to do... "It's all mine, mine I tell you!" she slobbers, rocking in the garden chair. So, bad-tempered folk, smile and realise that most of us are simply happy . I'll go and skip around the garen now "La, la, la..."


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 08:57

I've asked lots of questions since joining a couple of weeks ago. I was also getting used to how this forum works - still can't work it properly . I have asked questions that have already been answered but I didn't realise that and often I come in from the garden with a burning question and have so looked forward to getting an answer. I wish i had joined this years ago. Please don't tell us mistaker makers off: I make lots of mustaks! And i am not perfect and never will be (sob). This site has so many lovely, knowlegable people and surely there is room for the tryers?


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 10:02

Phew, thank you nutcutlet. blairs, I don't prune it at all and it twists itself.


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 09:51

Ha, dove! he did grow quite quickly. One minute a boy and the next saying "Mum, I can do that..." He's now in his twentys and has really sorted my house and garden out for me. I don't know how I managed before he grew up! Homemade chicken soup and something green everyday - brought them up on my own with not a lot of money and everything homemade - healthy boys! My other son is bigger and stronger but is completely the opposite and simply watches him.


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 09:31

I had a twisted hazel in a pot too and I planted it in the garden, about two years ago. It's just over 4ft tall now and very healthy. It's very pretty and gives me lots of hazel nuts every year. I'm worried now as I didn't think about its roots doing any damage. It's about 7ft away from the house. Oh dear, is this yet another planting mistake I've done? Can't wait for someone who knows to read this... Will get out spade in advance. I'll be upset if I have to move it and possibly kill it.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 09:17

Hi Nora, I had 18 of those trees, planted 2ft apart and way taller than the house, in my garden when I moved here. I cut them down but I left nearly 5ft stumps. They were like that for a year until my son grew big enough to push them out and dig (like pulling teeth). I had problems with the soil for a couple of years until I got some goodness back into it. I had just started gardening then and I now realise why subsequent plants were dying. The llandii had sucked every bit of goodness out of the soil.


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 17:17

I always wear the plastic gardening, clog-type shoes, no matter what I am doing. I cringe at the thought of anything bitting my toes, let alone chopping them off! I now wear a round necked T-shirt as one time when I was gardening, I came in to make tea and felt a tickle. I was still feeling a tickle a couple of hours later and looked down my top. A huge spider had survived my itching! Yak!


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 09:45

Thanks, waterbutts. I feel a bit ashamed now!


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 09:22

Can I ask how you experienced gardeners tackle slugs, please? Some in my garden are big enough to play rugby! When I was little (my dad was an excellent gardener) we used to think it was an event and enjoyable to be trusted with pen knives and to go out in the evening and cut them in half (was in the 1970's). I don't want to do that anymore...

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