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Leaves: to remove or not remove?

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 05:04

The first thing I do with any new devise is to remove the predictive spelling!

I dont like leaves laying on the beds, I remove them to the compost heap.

I think some people do leave then though, I think they are just a breeding ground for slugs.

Newbie with a large garden

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 04:58

Hosta, does your tree surgeon come from St Giles by any chance?

That is an amazing property for the money, you got a real bargain there. I too am very jealous!

As the conifer is near too the house, I would also advise using a tree surgeon, it's much safer and well worth the money. They will leave you the chippings, i did a similar thing 2 or 3 years ago, still got some of the chippings even now.

We use a Bosch chipper for the smaller bits, works very well, no complaints, bought from Amazon. This one 

Heating/Insulating Greenhouse

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 23:18

Just what I would say Philippa, dont be too eager to sow seeds, they will only get leggy, you cant plant them out until May anyway.

I havent got a heater or a propagator, I raise hundreds of seeds, start them off indoors on a window sill, you dont need to sow in a full size seed tray, (unless you want 500 or whatever is in the packet)  sow in rice pots, or little meat trays, then when they are ready to prick out its about mid to end of April, then out in the green house they go. Later sown plants will be stockier and stronger than early sown ones.

I know that lots of people are just so eager to get started, but its well worth the wait.

The only exception I make to that is bedding Lobelia, I sow the whole packet of 4000 of those in mid February, they take quite a while to grow, put a little pinch into separate modules, then you dont need to prick out or you will be there forever.

long handled tree loppers

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 23:04

The ones I have will reach about 10ft maybe more, depending on how tall you are, and they are absolutely effortless to use, just pull the handle and its done, no squeezing 2 handles together like those extendable handle jobbies.

I cant cut branches with those as I cant get the pressure when holding them above my head.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 22:53

You're right RB and more!, I have just the suitable smillie.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 22:31

Thats great news Matty, remember when I told you about my cousin,  thats is exactly the same as yours, and 12 years later she is still perfectly fine, I think this is all looking very positive for you. 

Mum wont hear of sending for doctor, nurse, hospital, tablets, nothing. I am just going to let her do as she wishes, see to her daily needs and leave her go. My family said they would all stand by me in the case of a neglect claim against me. 

Probably better she slips away with pneumonia than wait for the cancer to flare up, lesser of the two evils. In the mean time I will carry on being very patient with her.

Its all very silly because in September they told us she only had weeks, not months, now they say,  from the last urine test there is no sign of the lump altering, changing or growing, she has no pain and if we didnt know about it, you couldnt tell she had it.

If she got her lungs right, she would be ok, but she wont hear of it, and my mum is one you really dont want to cross!!

Thank you for your support, and I really feel for Joyce, I know that feeling of being helpless in the situation.




hacking back my hedge

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 14:18

I too have cut privet right back to the ground, it's up in no time and lovely,  thick and dense.


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 13:41

Come on Verdun, try again, it will at least keep the kids away from the fire if we place it on the mantlepiece. I will run with you Dove!!

We can only guess the mystery pm'er, he loves a pretty YOUNG lady. 


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 13:34

Fishy was very touched by your posts that you are missing him, he is ok but had computer problems, so its now gone in to see puta doc. Thank you. X

Just bought house with 2 acre woodland garden - Help!!!

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 10:01

I think it only doesnt work from iphones, mine is LG and that works.

Discussions started by Lyn

anyone have one of these?

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root trainers v. pots

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calling Gardengirl

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water lily

pot or not 
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friend or foe?

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conflicting info.

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GW weather

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Plant ID please

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Recommended Books

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Common. milkweed

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New pond

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Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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