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making leaf mould

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 15:07

Another quick & easy 'bin' is 4 broom handles, or similar, as posts with wire netting wound around them. That way the leaves rarely dry out & takes 1-2yrs to get really crumbly IME. I tend to empty out the contents late summer ready for that yrs fall. Have several bags waiting to be used. J.

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Posted: 27/09/2012 at 15:02

You & me both re the buss pass Kate. With my pension age shifting-- wonder if time for pass will too? Now get free prescriptions- about time in my case, but not quite in the way intended.

Mrs Mop going very slowly, but getting there. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 14:57

Glad you both ok Frank & Rain. Pretty rough for lots of folks though with the floods.

Our window cleaners now come every 4 weeks on the same weekday, so at least have a day to remember to put note on daughters' window if she's sleeping after night work.

The sun didnt last. The odd heavy shower out there now, so washing in tumbler. Have actually opened the coldframe a crack as not cold & had just watered the3 seedlings & cuttings in there. J.

Growing comicifugas

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 13:19

Christopher, not sure of the varieties of mine.They are great plants for the Autumn- no staking needed! Try smelling them too.

The burgundy leaved one is the youngest. It may be in a slightly too dry a spot, but shall keep a watch & ensure well mulched. Can always move it if it continues to struggle a bit. The big original one I definitely moved when the adjacent trees encroached & dried things out.

That shot from Harlow Carr really shows what can be done when you have space & several plants.

Am sure I got both of mine from RHS shows as small plants. So anybody going to Malvern this next week may find them. Otherwise I know that they have been spotted at Tatton. More a decent herbaceous plant nursery type of plant rather than GC, although have seen them at one near us- at a price! RHS gardens too may have them. J.

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Posted: 27/09/2012 at 12:18

Sun has been & gone? Bin being emptied- good.

Love the moth pictures. One freaked me out t'other week by flying around the bedroom when I had gone to bed. Being 'blind' without my spex I cant stand insects in there but managed to 'catch' it in a tumbler, kept for such situations, & released it out of bathroom window.

Have opened my bulb parcel- like a kid in a sweet shop! Some for the lawn extension, plus a covering pea netting re the squirrels, & others for pots, also netted, until I know whereabouts have space for them next Spring. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 12:05

Sun here now J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 11:58

It's actually not raining today! Damp & brightish, but not really any sun. Have put some washing out, well will hopefully need less tumbling......

Spoken to friend in NWorcs where there is sun! J.

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Posted: 27/09/2012 at 11:54

Morning all.

Actually no rain up here, but no real sun either- unlike in Nworcs apparently, just spoken to friend down there.

Some washing out, it may save a bit of tumbling time. Daughter got trashy 80s tv prog on & once she's gone out I shall be a speedy Mrs Mop before she gets back- much easier on my own.

Have gardening plans for tomorrow & w/end. Tough OH no grumbles please. J.

Growing comicifugas

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 19:18

I grow these too. My eldest plant always has, until this year & the 'b' slugs, had more flower spikes than a younger plant, so perhaps age of plant/size of clump is a reason? J.

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Posted: 26/09/2012 at 18:25

Becks- i sent daughter to such a party as a jelly fish- white jumper/tshirt/dress plus white tights & holding an open old umbrella with the cover removed & substituted with bubble wrap, which also can be used for the tenticles. Cheap, cheerful & you've probably got all the bits.

Just had a sweet potato & pepper fritatta plus salad. Think it'll be youghurt for a pud.

It's bin day tomorrow & am going to have to brave the elements to put the bin out- heavy showers rot, rain persistant again! J.

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