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Posted: 11/11/2015 at 13:54

The trouble with bullies is that to win over them you have to be a bigger bully, most of us can't do that though.

I don't know what the trouble was in the first place to make them so hostile to the Doc.

I spent a nice couple of hours in the garden, picked up some greenery for the compost bin, lifted the blanket off it, and there was a dead rat just laying on the top and any other suitable smilie.

In now for some lunch and a bit of crocheting, daughter wants a multi coloured blanket for her baby buggy in bright colours, it's certainly that, done about 12" so far, but crochet grows very quickly.

Hosta will be home soon, I have missed him, it's reassuring to know he's there, just if I need advice, or a chat,  a cup of tea, or some plants.

Pond Life

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 13:48

You can put it on the compost heap, leave it by the pond for a day or two so any creatures can climb back in.

Warm Autumn

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 13:47

I have mad the most of a warm dry day a week, on cutting down the Rudbeckia I noticed quite a few ladybirds, in the new growth close to the ground. Strange that I never saw any thought the summer, they must have been there though.

I also uncovered a big bee, hope he will bee ok now I have cut some of his plant, I left most of it when I noticed him.

Leaf mould

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 09:07

Will they get drunk on re cycled beer

i think the mesh cage for the leaves is the best idea, they need the rain on them. Maybe best not to cover, they will get lots of worms if they are just left on the ground, not in bags. Having said that, I did use a builders dumpy bag once. They just take a bit longer.

Leylandii hedge

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 09:00

We chain sawed ours to within a foot of the ground, then just picked around with the mattock, they are a bit heavy to move if you leave too much top growth. Didn't find they rocked, not the big ones. I piled them up thinKing of a stumpery, no good though, they rotted away very quickly.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 08:54

Nice day here too Marion, and good to hear the mild weather is staying a bit longer, so much for the harsh winter some person predicted!!

its exactly the same here as it has been for the past 30 years, weatherwise, used to go Christmas shopping in Plymouth or Exeter and just carry the coat. I expect you find the same, we are not too far apart.


Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 08:50

Thank you Victoria.

dont mention it Gran.

thinking about Mac and the pm's, when I used an android tablet, I couldn't get the messaging ing service at all.  i loaded Chrome and it worked fine then.


Posted: 11/11/2015 at 08:44

We have a garden centre as Dove discribed, it is good for composts and the statues and water features are fantastic, they sell a wide range of greenhouses and garages, swings, arbours etc, lots of wood to build your own, plants......absolutely useless.

its better to spend a day with my friend Hosta, always get plants and seeds there

He should be home today, seems like he enjoyed his mini break.

Don't be scaredy cat.....

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 08:31

I am not keen on any plant cut into a lolly pop shape, but maybe they suit town houses, they would look silly in the country side where plants look better growing naturally.

Leylandii hedge

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 23:42

Could be Steve, could be. 

Discussions started by Lyn

Seed ID please

Any ideas 
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Hosta and Lyns day out

A trip around Rosemoor 
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Insect ID please

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Seed head ID Please

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Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 23:03

How pretty!

Flowers in motion 
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Photos from ipad

Made a discovery 
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Shrub ID please

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Paul's Hymalayan Musk rambler

How to prune. 
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ID. Please

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Ulrasonic pest scarer

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New ipad

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Seed swap

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ID on giant wasp

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Mirabilis Longiflora

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