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Badgers have moved in to the goat house

Posted: 14/02/2018 at 17:32

Badgers can be very vicious, if you intend breeding your goats I would definely get rid of them, they’ll have the young as soon as it’s born. 

They will take lambs, theyre  sure to take a new  pigmy goat.

Are you the only gardner on your street?

Posted: 14/02/2018 at 17:17
Mark56 says:

Sounds perfect Lyn, I'd love to move somewhere like that in the future. Do you have a lot of land for gardening too? 

Last edited: 14 February 2018 13:25:21

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 Three quarter acres Mark, it will be up for sale in about 5 years I expect, fast becoming too much for me.

Hard pruning Hawthorn

Posted: 14/02/2018 at 12:10

It’s a good time now, before nesting starts. I’ve just done ours. 

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 14/02/2018 at 12:09

That’s perfect measurements. If you have any problems with them in the future just post back, as I said, don’t expect too much in the first year as they take a time for the roots to establish and they can’t do both. 

Are you the only gardner on your street?

Posted: 14/02/2018 at 12:07

I’m the only gardener here, nearest other property is about 1.5 miles, and I haven’t got a clue who they are or what they’ve got.  I love it like that, no neighbours no boundaries no noise. Heaven😇😀

Electric pruner

Posted: 14/02/2018 at 11:57

I’ve reported this as advertising, Best not to encourage. 

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 14/02/2018 at 11:52

They will be perfect, after planting, pick out the middle growing tips, they will grow out from the sides then. Laurel looks best when it’s as thick at the bottom as the top, and the only way to do that is keep the tops cut. Once its at the height you want it you can keep it trimmed at the top and side.

Dig a nice big hole, fill with compost and a plant them in firmly, once in, sprinkle some bone meal around the edges and gently fork it it.  It’s better to do it that way round as the roots will then spread out, if you put the bonemeal down the hole the roots will stay there and feed on that,  you need to get a good root established so don’t be disappointed if they don’t seem to grow much in the first year, once they take off they will be fine.

Nice time to plant as we are having so much rain,  you won’t need to water them yet. 

just to add, if the roots are dry, soak in a bucket of water for a few hours before planting. 

Last edited: 14 February 2018 11:53:22

Planting a Laurel Hedge

Posted: 13/02/2018 at 12:21

I bought these, planted them ourselves and chopped a good six inches off the tops on planting. 

Laurels are very easy to grow, do you need someone to do them for you, it’s not a very long run of plants, 

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 13/02/2018 at 12:10

Talking of photos lost in a fire, I scanned hundreds of old photos and slides and put them on a memory stick, you can then place that in a fire proof box. I know that copies are not the same as the originals, but better than nothing at all.  

what not to compost

Posted: 13/02/2018 at 12:06

That’s ok Iain, someone has to die for someone else’s pleasure. 

As I said, 🧞‍♀️ Genie‘s out of the bottle. Nothing can be done now. 

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Let’s celebrate our Birthday 2018

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A friendly place of frolics and conversation where everyone is welcome to join in to chat and procrastinate to their heart's content. 
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Seed ID please

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Hosta and Lyns day out

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Insect ID please

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