Meomye


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Bad knees

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 09:56

Thank you so much for raising this issue. I, like so many of you, have O.A in one knee and have recently found it increasingly difficult getting up and down. I have always gardened on my knees and this is going to be my first year when I don't think I will be physically able to 'get stuck in' and I must say it is sad for me. I have never quite mastered hoeing  ( I guess I am not doing properly)


This is going to be a new challenge as I am having to make changes in other areas such as replacing heavy pots with plastic ones etc.and generally trying to make a low maintenance garden. These are all signs for me of getting older unfortunately and having to learn to adapt which as I am sure you will agree is not easy when you have always been independent and not good at asking for help. Well onwards and upwards as they say.

Composted stable manure

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 09:00

I have a few bags of stable manure left over from last winter, will it still be ok to use? if so, can I use it as a mulch? Many thanks. 

Lawn mowing and wormcasts

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 13:55

I have recently scarified and find that I get a lot of wormcasts whenever I do this .Is it ok to mow when these are present? 

Acer soil

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 13:56

Thanks Bob, I thought as much but as usual was dying to get started 

Acer soil

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 13:38

Do I have to wait until the spring or can I do it now? 

Acer soil

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 21:12

Thank you one and all for your replies.

Acer soil

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 14:41

Can anyone tell me the best soil type for potting on an acer?


Thanks 

How to keep birds off newly seeded lawn

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 09:00

Thanks Redwing, If anyone has one of these I would love to see pics.


I was wondering, how effective (if at all) bird repellant grass seed was, anyone used it?   

How to keep birds off newly seeded lawn

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 16:09

Hi, I would be interested to know what tried and tested methods people use to keep birds off of their newly sown grass seed.


Thanks


 

cosmos

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 14:57

This Year was my first time at growing Cosmos from seed. I must say I am very impressed and look forward to having more next year. Unfortunately, unlike Verdun I didn't pinch them out and although they are huge ( up to 120cm) and beautiful, they have started to droop in the recent wet weather.   Oh well, another useful lesson learned


Could anyone clarify, do they come back next year? or do I just remove them when they are over?


Many thanks

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Discussions started by Meomye

Composted stable manure

 
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Lawn mowing and wormcasts

 
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Acer soil

 
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How to keep birds off newly seeded lawn

 
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Problem with Phlox

 
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Moving a Potentilla

 
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Cosmos

 
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Red Ants In Lawn

 
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Small buds on roses

 
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Which hand tools to use?

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Sowing Seeds

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Sooty mould on Pieris

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Adding a thread in 'my posts'

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Reclaimed chimney pot

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Moving a Cistus

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