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Highland Jeannie

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Ground elder

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 23:08

That's interesting Bookertoo, mine is in a raised bed with lovely soft soil facing east & getting lots of sun. Maybe where I bought it from had similar conditions to you, so for them it was small.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 22:56
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highland jeanie click on the balloon wait till  a balloon appears might be 10 - 15 seconds then move down to where you want it if it hits the edge of the map it will make the map scroll

I click on the balloon symbol & the balloon immediately appears on the map just above the symbol - right near the top so can only see a tiny bit of it.  So first I zoom in the map & put my area so it's just above the symbol, click the symbol, voila! I'm on the map.  But  I can't click on the ballon to add detail, it moves about, if I close it & go back in then the balloon's not there.   This is sooooooo frustrating; I'm not much at the pc but it appears to be easy from what most people are saying & I just want to be able to do it!!!

Ground elder

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 22:13

I bought a pretty variegated leafed plant described just as "small, variegated" at a yellow book garden I think, last year.  Went to so many, don't know where it came from!!  A couple or so weeks ago I noticed variegated leaves starting to poke through - 1 by the label; 1 a foot to the right; 1 a foot behind & 1 was about 2 foot to the left. 

I did some investigative digging - oh dear!!  I just pulled up all the roots that I could & removed some of the other plants to safety.  I'm now waiting for the leaves to look nice & plumptious before dabbing them with glyphosate.

Recently I came across a comment by Helen Yemm the gardener & writer having a bit of a rant about the fact that variegated ground elder was on sale.  If this one had been accurately labelled then I wouldn't have bought it & didn't realise the significance of the leaf shape at the time.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 21:08

No, I'm not in the sea either, or on a trawler or flying the Atlantic........ I'm still not yet anywhere - how do I stop the balloon flying to either of the poles??

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 19:48

Every time I click onto the balloon it zooms either so it falls off the northernmost or the southernmost edge of the map.  The map moves rapidly & is unstoppable!!


Posted: 12/05/2013 at 21:13

I set out the jeyes-teabags a couple of weeks ago, at a "cat's width path" down the side of the house & it seemed to stop them.  This afternoon Mower Man saw the ginger cat emerge from the sideway - maybe it doesn't have a sense of smell .

Time for more "medicine" I think!!

Petrol lawn mower

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 23:13

Hi Verd, we have that Bosch rechargeable & OH (aka "Mower Man") is very pleased with it. He can just about cut all the grass if there's very little to come off, so he usually does part then recharges over lunch, then finishes.

He does have 1 gripe, though - there's no indicator when the power gets low - it just dies "mid-stripe!!"   We looked at the cost of a spare battery ....... so didn't get one!

My evening last night - if I didn't laugh I'd have cried!

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 18:13

Hope you had a better day today, with cake, Veggie!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 17:58

Only light breeze again & after a glorious start went for a walk round an open garden.

Didn't take coats - bad move!!  The showers started gently at first then as we chatted to the gardeners it got heavier & heavier until they fled indoors & we made haste for the car!!

Got home, it was completely dry there,  but the rain soon started.

As you say, Jo it's very "lush" out there now, but we still have lots of daffies still out & the tulips in pots are super.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 00:08

Lovely day for a potter today, the wind was gentle & the sun shone most of the day.

I deadheaded daffies & cut back dead bits from winter which I'd missed & found all sorts of weeds......   Took me ages to separate a small berberis from a large clump of grass (in a pot). I ended up taking it out & soaking the roots then teasing them apart with an old kitchen fork.  

Dug up an orangey & yellow primula which had seeded itself in the front lawn   Mower Man had carefully cut round it a few days ago when he did the 1st cut.

Spread some weed & feed over the front grass & the back until it ran out.

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