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April in Your Garden

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 22:25

Kate & Geoff.   Remember the bare root strawberries I planted on 3rd April?  Well look at them now.  They would have grown more quickly but it was really cold just after they went in.


April in Your Garden

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 21:53

Here was my garden in 2001 when I moved in


I had trouble finding another photo taken from the same angle, but here it was in June 2010

A bit scruffy but I love it.  Those three pots of house leeks are not just sitting randomly on the lawn - they disguise the drain cover!

Any advice on hand-push lawnmowers?

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 12:57

That's good news then.  I think a lot of people would find it far easier to use a Panther than to mess about with an electric mower.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 12:52

Geoff - I'm sure the people in Melbourne will be keen to hear anything I can pass on about Soton football team!

It's just stopped raing and looks a bit brighter outside but still far too windy.  Last night it was absolutely blowing a gale.  The downpipe blew off the sheltered housing block across the way and flattened some of their roses.  At least it didn't fall on any cars.

Garden Gallery

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 00:23

I haven't tried adding a photo on this board yet so here goes.  I took this picture of one of my orchids on Saturday.

Any advice on hand-push lawnmowers?

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 00:11

I love my Qualcast Panther.  Don't they make them anymore?  It is so much lighter and easier to use that a flymo.  You don't have to worry about where the cable is and you can still hear the birds whilst mowing the lawn.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 00:06

Winter - Can you plant a hedge on your side of the fence and then remove the fence when the hedge has become established?

Geoff - Congrats on the footie!  My dad was watching on the TV and told me in great detail how great it was.  I remember none of the detail apart from their ground no longer being called The Dell.

Tonight's programme

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 05:53

I was not quite so keen on yesterday's program.  It may be because I don't have a pond and am not keen on euphorbias.  It may also be because I enjoyed the previous program so much that this one paled in comparison!

Water butt not filling

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 05:48

If it hasn't rained for a while I find that the pipe going into the waterbut gets clogged up with gunk from the gutter.  The first time it rains after a dry spell I go out in the rain and pull the end of the pipe off the butt and hold it upside down for a minute to let the gunk wash out.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 05:41

Yvie - Ramsons are wild garlic.

I've looked out of the window and it's raining.  Typical.  Yesterday when I was at work it was sunny all day.  There was such a nice pink sunset last night that I was fooled into thinking it may be OK today.

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