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Posted: 07/11/2013 at 09:14

Heres my hedgrhog.he ate the biscuits then tried to get int my slipper. I wouldnt put food under a shed though, rats may take a liking to it!



Camera Corner

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 09:08

All taken on my Samsung Android, not good for photo's, the camera is much better for close ups, but its quick! 

Chaenomeles won't budge

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 09:33

Pick axe, iron bar, large secateurs, we have just removed 28 very large conifer s, they will come out with a little effort, the stump killer will only stop it growing, not remove the stump.

Lawnmower Design and Use

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 09:23

I very much agree with everyone else. We have a westwood ride on, which OH uses, i had, until this week, a very old large  flymo hover, it collected the grass at the back, or is it front, the latest hovers are useless because the grass collects right over the motor and blade making it very heavy when collecting the grass. Most times we do it often enough so as not to collect, the flymo or rotary blades chop it fine enough to leave as a mulch.

Plants Online

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 13:21

Hello Ryan, good to see you again and pleased you have been busy.

With regards to an internet site, there is so much to think of and plan, the mail order side of it can be horendous, peolpe could order plants by the thousand, you will  need staff, big premises and so on.

Would it be better to start small, such as asking the local garden centres if they will buy from you, maybe some ebay selling.

You could sell in the local papers, have a stall outside then build up from that.

I wish you all the luck in your new venture, 

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 10:54

 Clouds over Dartmoor.

New borders

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 09:52

We didnt bother with chiping it, there was far too much so we popped it on the truck and took it to council re cycling, the stumps are just dug right out.

I am fortunate to have a very strong OH he is used to moving great chunks of Cornish granite around so the stumps were no problem. !

Sun is out now so am off to plant another one.

A grockle is what Devon folk call tourists, emmets in Cornwall.

New borders

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 09:13

This is my current ripping out job, ther were 28 conifers, 25 years old, almost all out now, then we cleared the bank of bramble and weeds, not quite finished.

I have planted two trees and two shrubs so far, but have enough to fill the border.

Hopefully it will be finished this winter as the shrubs are all growing in pots.

The little trees up on the bank are part of the hedgerow scheme. Our trees and shrubs will be planted on the flat ground in front.



Seeds I've collected

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 09:41

I use the return envelopes that come with junk mail, ok if you remember to label them.they are then stored in a Roses tin.

Black spot on roses

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 09:30

So, did you find the answer to your question, Matty?. This year I didnt use nematode and have found some vine weevil in my lily troughs, is it really as easy as watering in Jeyes fluid I wonder.

Off topic there!

Back to roses, I spray mine with the anti fungal spray very early in the season, before any leaves have black spot, then spray about once a fortnight whether they need it or not, just in case.

Discussions started by Lyn

Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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This is what happens when.....

Tomato plants 
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pepper plants

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extra nitrogen

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planting on verge.

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unwins catalogue

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Advent prizes

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ground for runner beans

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My best buy of the year

Lobelia Richardii 
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Any one know what this is?

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