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Latest posts by landgirl100

Mole problem

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 22:43

Sorry but trapping the mole is the only sure way to get rid of it. Now is the time as moles start to breed in early spring.

Battery Powered Lawn Mowers

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 11:41

I've got the larger Bosch cordless with 2 batteries. It does two lawns and the orchard on one charge. It's great on long and wet grass and the grass box holds a lot. I think it's great, a corded electric mower wouldn't work in the orchard and petrol mowers are too much trouble. I am on my second set of batteries and they are expensive, but cheaper than buying a new mower. The first lot lasted about 5 years. I've replaced the blade once.

I wouldn't use it for mowing the paddock but it's absolutely fine for lawns.

Garrya worth saving?

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 12:41

I've just taken down a fence alongside my driveway and in front of it (north-facing) was a Garrya elliptica 'James Roof'. It was covered at the base with rampant shrubby honeysuckle (Lonicera pileata) which I have cut back hard and could remove completely. The Garrya is leaning at a strange angle and all the catkins are high up, almost out of sight. At the moment I am intending to replace the fence with another about 1 metre high. Any advice from the lovely people on here?




Posted: 23/01/2015 at 19:45

I can tell you what rabbits don't eat - weeds! They always seem to choose the precious plants and not the unwanted ones.


Posted: 23/01/2015 at 15:15

Ha! Just caught one in a scissor trap. Evil, evil me! Let's hope it was the only one, it's made a terrible mess and I had already tried all the usual tricks to make it move on.

having trouble identifying a plant

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 17:33

Thanks Edd, I don't usually scroll down past the ads!

having trouble identifying a plant

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 11:11

Can't see any link to Facebook?

Can anyone identify this weed?

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 17:08

Agreeing with the general consensus. Mine doesn't spread much, I sometimes wish it would as it's a lovely plant.

hacking back my hedge

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 12:56

What plants make up your hedge? A photo would be useful if you don't know. The treatment will depend on what is there.

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 10:10

I think the white flowers in Panda's first pic are Bacopa cordata, the larger leaves are a foliage plant but I can't remember its name either.

Discussions started by landgirl100

Old secateurs

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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 16:23

Garrya worth saving?

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Last Post: 01/02/2015 at 20:00

Tree spinach

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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 15:04

Unknown paeony

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Last Post: 08/09/2014 at 13:12

Gorgeous fern

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Last Post: 18/05/2014 at 06:36

Who ate the lupins???

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Last Post: 13/03/2014 at 19:44

Cherry plum suckers

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Last Post: 09/03/2014 at 07:31

Seeds in mortar

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Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 18:02

Greenhouse renovation?

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Last Post: 19/01/2014 at 21:48

Seeds have arrived!

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Last Post: 18/01/2014 at 20:23

Can't get no inspiration!

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Last Post: 10/01/2014 at 23:53
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