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Who can be making these tunnels

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 13:41


Labrador rescues

Posted: 14/11/2016 at 23:42

We've taken in another lab today, this one was going to be disposed of by its owner if it wasn't claimed by 2pm today. Dexter had become unwanted having chewed the kitchen floor whilst being left alone all day every day. The wife went out and got him just in time. He will be moving on to a different foster home soon until a new home is found for him.

Dexter is the one on the right, alongside Alfie. He's just a few months old but is very friendly..

Monty Don talk @ Preston Guild Hall Nov 2016

Posted: 14/11/2016 at 15:37

Did a 2hr drive up to Preston last night to see Monty give his 'Down To Earth' presentation. It really was worth going to. He presented it very well, and discussed his Longmeadow garden from its infancy. Plenty of humour added in also. Well worth seeing.

Labrador rescues

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 12:28

Alfie has settled in really well. Our dog sitter loves him to bits, and when he stayed at my mothers for a couple of nights she didn't want to hand him back.

He's not very good at recall when off the lead though, something we need to work on. He's too obsessed with sniffing the ground and picking up scents, totally ignoring our calls to him. He's having the 'big snip' in a few days, which might help.


Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 12:21

I cut back my buddleia today. Took me two minutes. I guess that counts as gardening?

Vandals in Sheffield

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 19:42

Lots of big mature trees being felled here in Sheffield, it's causing a lot of upset amongst residents. My road is lined with lovely mature cherry trees that look amazing in spring, but the council l have removed lots of them due to their claim that the roots are damaging pavements. 

Safe place for planting pot grown oak trees

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 16:13

A bit of an update. My local park has cleared some scrubland and created a lovely planting area, including a few trees. The chap in charge of the project was happy to accept my donation of a couple of my parliament oaks trees which are now 10 years old. I just hope they survive for many years to come.

Heres one of them that was planted the other day, with my son standing next to it....

Last edited: 22 October 2016 16:14:56

Where can I find a leaf shredder

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 23:12

I run over my leaves with the lawn mower.

Invasive grass around pond margin

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 20:29

Can you strim some of it down, perhaps just on one side where you get the view from the house so you can see the pond, leaving the grass at the back for the natural look? Then maybe regularly mow the areas you have cut back to suppress it?

New GW...??

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 12:17

Whilst I'm enjoying the hour long episodes I'm finding that I fast forward through most of it. Im not keen on the urban garden parts, or where they visit other peoples gardens. I do however love watching Monty working in his garden. I could easily watch a full hour of Monty doing what he does.

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