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moving blackberry plant

Posted: Today at 08:43

Ok, thanks for your advice Dovefromabove.

Will do this weekend if weather down here in New Forestland remains mild  

Kind regards

moving blackberry plant

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 20:00

Thanks Dovefromabove.  

Appreciate your prompt response, do you think it might be a good idea to cut it back now before lifting into the pot to over winter ?

Thanks & regards 

moving blackberry plant

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 19:37

Hi all, I have the same problem excepting that I need to transplant it when we move next June.

Could I take it out of the ground when its dormant - now - late November and put into a large Pot ready for transferring to its new home next year.

Any advice gratefully appreciated. 

Talkback: Choose the right mower - cutting types

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 20:03

Hi Mary and all,

Whilst some of the lawnmower models suggested may meet some of the criteria that Mary needs advice on, I wonder if there maybe to much choice and also lets not forget the cost !!

As in all things, simple and easy maybe the best outcome

If possible find your nearest independent lawnmower sales & service outlet, go visit and discuss. Am sure they will best advise on your needs.

Talkback: Choose the right mower - cutting types

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 20:26

Yes, that is one brand, there are others that are as good.

Checkout online - Amazon or  B&Q have models to view

Suggest to look for as large drive side wheels as possible and collection bag on rear so you can cut right upto lawn edges.



Talkback: Choose the right mower - cutting types

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 19:58

Hello Mary,

If I can offer advice, suggest you consider the following :-

If the lawns are smallish, flat and easy to get to with electric power, go for either a Hover (Flymo) with or without collection, suggest 12"/30cm.

These are easy to push as on cushion of air. Alternatively, go for a small lightweight plastic mower with large wheels - again with or without collection Bag/Box.

If power supply a problem or unhappy with cable, look at cordless/battery operated options. 

Lastly look for a very lightweight hand mower, there are good Swedish models which are very easy to push especially on flat surface and give a good finish.

Happy mowing !



Cat Poo on my raised veg beds

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 20:00

Think pepper maybe cheaper

Cat Poo on my raised veg beds

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 18:43

Hi, might sound silly but how about a slight scattering of ordinary pepper over the top soil surface, cats will not want to get near when they pick up the odour or get their paws tainted.

It should dilute with rainfall or watering.

Hope this acceptable       

Talkback: How to collect and sow foxglove seed

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 20:26
I don't know if anyone else does this but I cut the flower spikes as above, then I lay them straight onto a seed tray filled with compost, so when the seeds fall out from the seed heads straight into the tray, germinate and then prick out into pots to 'over winter'.
When all done all I have to do is remove the withered stems onto the compost to recycle.

Works every time. Hope this helps others.

Best regards.

Lawn "Patch"

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 19:42

Thanks to all who gave their considered thoughts. Shall 'take on board' and do as advised.

Yes Clarington, I do have a Honda 216 lawnmower with a Roller Drive and hopefully this will aid the lawn's health along with feeding and Jim's advice of lawn dressing at appropriate times.

Many thanks once again and "Good Gardening" to all. Let's hope for a beautiful and bountiful Season whatever the weather.

Kind regards.

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