Matty2


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Posted: 30/10/2012 at 13:52

I have used mycorhizal fungi on all shrub,tree and rose planting. I cannot honestly say it makes a difference as I do not know BUT with an old garden completely cleared, what was there before was not known. The fungi was recommended for that reason. Everything seems to be growing OK. Don't know if that's the fungi, the soil or thr brilliant gardener!!!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 12:21

Worcs

Bright and sunny. Mild. Washing out garden this affternoon.

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Posted: 30/10/2012 at 12:12

Hello everyone. You have all been busy again. Taken me ages to catch up.

Hope the fairy put some clothes on Georg

We have builders on one side of us and tree surgeons on the other. Peaceful it isn't, still it should mean next door but one can have sun in their garden!

Have seen dentist today, ancient parent wrapped her dentures in a serviette and threw them away.! Bless. New ones modelled, loads of money to pay for them.

Holding area makes it sound like a 'cattle' market!!

 

Not had time to look at NY yet, will do in a minute. Looked aweful last night.

What's for tea?

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 17:02

we are having pasta chicken, chicken chopped up ina creamy cheese pasta sauce with assorted veggies. Can't remember whats in fridge, and for heat one of the chilles. Afters will be rest of blueberry and apple from yesterday.

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Posted: 29/10/2012 at 16:57

I think the eremurus must be about 15" across.  I thought of temporarily putting it in more or less empty rhubarb bed for winter, but if it doesn't like disturbnce.....

I do have a large tray I put pots in, in times of drought that it would fit in with compost, I have plenty of that, but to be honest I've never stored dahlias either.

Any more suggestiions.

Been watching sky news about NY. Now that's scarey!

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Posted: 29/10/2012 at 15:30

It has gone darker and darker and now the pain is coming thick and fast. We just got in with washing/tools in time.

OH has started digging the rest of the 'fairy' bed. It was grass - I can hardly call it lawn- really hard as we have clay.-, compacted etc. I sprayed grass ages ago so it is dead, so He is digging it in. Then will tip it with old potato bag compost and let the frost do its stuff.Planting in spring.

Problem - perhaps someone in cyber land can help- I bought a  large eremurus root to plamt in bed but now do not know what to do with it as bed nowhere near prepared.

Next door neighbours are offering pumpkin soup tomorrow!

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Posted: 29/10/2012 at 13:50

Apologies all, Just read my post and find so many  mistakes

My family say they don't understand half the texts I send - brain works quicker than fingers, Then eager to post so forget to check it.

Must do better!

clay soil

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 13:44

I have clay soil. I dig it as little as possible and add any compost - from potss, bags whatever is available an area at a time. slowly I am beginning to see a difference. This morning I dug the front - an area not bothered with before and it made me realise just how much improvement there is in the back

I never deep dig, use one of those cultivaters you push in and turn. My veg are in raised beds.

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Posted: 29/10/2012 at 13:15

You have all been busy this morning.

That boat was really scarey Ernie.

Jo my aunts hair went all soft and curly, she had never had curly hair before so loved it. It's back to normal now though

Glad that ailments seem to be improving

Love Downton and am also thinking what willI watch?

Have spent morning tryingto make sense of the front garden, as I want to comletely re-do it. OH has just realised I have stuck sunflower heads from back on top of the bird feeders. They were in the front. Have dug up galdioli as don't think want them in front next year. Attcked loads of couch grass. 

Put layer of spent potaton compost on the beds - very clayey

Now in for lunch, shattered.

Oh and I think it's going to pain

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 13:01

Woke up to warm sunny day. Had to change jackets from winter one to light one. Becoming more overcast and there are some dark clouds up there

Bjay

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