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Getting rid of brambles

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 13:49

Just read this thread.

I am going to attempt to print off the advice - daughter has 3 huge ivies that need to be killed and I have stumps that are sprouting not forgetting brambles.

I was sure I would get this info on this forum somewhere - thanks Edd for bumping it


Posted: 04/05/2015 at 12:13


OOh I love Cornwall but I'm going to Spain in September - don't suppose dates could change ------------------------- no I thought not!

Don't forget to visit the Hidden Valley Garden Dove - think it's one in the GW book

Trying to tidy house, why is it a washing mountain appears just when you don't want one.

Also have to plant up stuff as OH is not to be relied upon to maintain plants if I'm allowed to go to France.

Yesterday we went to a Chille Festival at a nearby castle - Eastnor - they let you take dogs around with you, even in the house, useful to know.

Had an attack of sticky label syndrome and came away with a purple cayenne pepper

Back later - trying to pace myself!!!!!!!!!!!

PS anyone looked at the cartoon on Google today - quite enjoyed it, one of their better ones


Posted: 02/05/2015 at 21:02

Liri - daughters new house - in the loft they found a model railway layout - well track was there with the trestles for it. Her OH and my OH were very excited (we have a work in progress one in our loft)

Still hardely any rain here, just wish it would arrive



Posted: 02/05/2015 at 16:59

Thanks Yvie,  Honka is the dahlia (doh!)

West Midlands here as well


Posted: 02/05/2015 at 16:06

This is mine yesterday - think it's variety Honka

 Quite a stiff stem as you can see - have no idea how big it will grow but do love it. Just bought a clematis vitcella to grow up through it for later in the year


Posted: 02/05/2015 at 13:52


No rain here, felt cold but once I started in Garden didn't feel too bad, everything is soo dry. I was hoping to have bedding/cutting plants out by now so OH can manage to look after them (may be wishful thinking) but too cold for some of them still.

Did plant out some hardy ones and some leeks but that's all

Certainly didn't attempt to honour the Nude gardening day - brrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry to here some have self-inflicted poorliness, sure you be better soon, could always have the hair of the dog



Posted: 02/05/2015 at 13:42

Do you know which variety you have as there are several with slightly different requirements


Posted: 02/05/2015 at 11:10

look for dark red leaves at the top of a small stem about 8-10cm tall at present. In moist areas


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 20:00

Thanks fro good wishes

lovely lobelia not surprised it sold out, will keep and eye open for it


Just going to give my toms a wrap


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 18:39

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