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Posted: 09/01/2015 at 09:45

I hope all is well with lilly pilly and the snapped tree. We had a row of huge very old beech trees along one of our bounderies here, I had them cut to about 15/20 ft maybe. Greaf cost involved but it was that or the roof.

At our previous house we had a whopper but the Electric company paid to have that down.

Lovely day here, wish I was out! Will try for a walk around the garden later. Its forecast to rain at 3pm.

I cant understand why people want to decorate bridges or anything with items that dont belong. We have a lovely woodland walk that we used to enjoy, at the end is a beautiful waterfall, but somehow people have been allowed to decorate it with bits of ribbon, wool, soggy teddy bears and soft toys, wet labels, necklaces and everything else you can possibly dangle, absolutely spoilt it now. 

Sorry if you like this sort of thing..... I am just a GOW today! Probably best if I dont post.

My alstromeira keep growing

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 09:27

Maybe best left then. I have moved mine they were ok, you dont have many options really, if you want to keep them, dont want to move them and are fed up with them flowering, what is the option?

long handled tree loppers

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 07:53

We have had a pair, similar to these for years, the only problem now seems to be that the pull cord is made of nylon, ours was a steel one which has never broken. Having said that, they are not that expensive, this one is on at a sale price, but they do work well and are definitely worth having. 


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 23:52

When I came back from shopping Me Fox was ripping all the rubbish out again, I had to stop in the road to clear it off the drive, and he just stood at the gate whilst I cleared it! I told him not to take liberties or his next next meal could be small, sharp and metal.  Just joking, we would never do that.

I am going to ring the council offices tomorrow to see if they would accept a wheelie bin if I bought one. Has anyone got these, and are they fox proof?

I have been so busy today, non stop,  finally got my breakfast yoghurt at 4pm. Its all go at the ranch.

Also wanted to say that I will answer my emails and pm's soon. Sorry to everyone that I havent replied to, you are all so kind.

Biodynamic Gardening

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 17:23

You cant get them these days Edd.

The thing that would make me most frustrated with gardening by the moon method would be that today you must sow seeds, so you would be inside, then tomorrow you can weed, only to find today fantastic sunshine and tomorrow hissing down with rain.

Today I am roasting beef but I cant pick veg till three days time.

How do you make it work or do you cheat and swap jobs around to suit the weather.

I need to work a bit everyday in my garden or it would take over and get out of control.

Took the plunge, tips welcome!

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 10:38

At least 3 compost containers is a must on a large patch, you can then rotate. Start of with 2 wooden ones about a metre cube size, then it can be shifted into dalek types or farm containers. Scrounge anything you can from your neighbours, there not much goodness or feed in it, but it will give your soil a good texture, start now for the Autumn spreading.

Check you soil for acidity, cabbages and the like wont be any good in acid soil, so you will need to sprinkle some garden lime in.  Lime likes to be added on its own, so dont lime and compost/manure at the same time.

There will be lots of tips here, just ask. 


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 09:29

Only Daffs, tulips, alliums and irises then.


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 09:26

Yvie, Matty is a lady!.

No good doing that Verdun, that is what they want.

We had a lovely job first thing this morning, foxy had ripped all the rubbish bags open, and I do mean all!  They hadnt collected since before Chrismas so you can imagine how much there was, it was spread for about a quarter of a mile, 

Completely our fault for not bringing it in last night, we knew the bin men hadnt been!!

Morrisons today, yuk, hate that job.

Have a good day everyone, hope the new babies are fine today.

Cutting flower suggestions

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 01:20

I wouldnt be without a row of sweet peas the more you cut them, the more they come again.

Chrysanthimums are nice for later in the year, as is Rudbeckia. I had some lovely annual ones.

Asters, a few Montbretia, Shasta daisy, 

Can you pop in some variagated Euonymous for fillers.

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 00:57

As Doves post above but also Woodpecker, just one, but pleased to see a pair of amorous Wagtails and Huthatches.

The pheasants are sparing up in the field, heres last years brood in the garden, she had ten young.


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Plant ID please

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would anyone know what this is please.

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