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Latest posts by Mike Allen

Nettle jungle

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 00:03
Actually. Nettles tend to say. This is good soil. Yes they can become a menace. They do provide a breeding ground for some butterflies and moths. To get rid of them. You will find that they are fairly easy to dig up. Why? because they havis thing about simplfying the soil. So get digging.

heuchara problem

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 23:56
Enough said.

Green house heating

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 23:39
Check out. Electrotherm.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 23:36
Thanks friends.

I really do feel so much for all of you who are under pressure. This truly is a great site. So much love, care and TLC.

God bless you all.

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 23:25
Thanks Nut.
I am interested. Time will tell.

Fantastic site.

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 23:18
As most will agree. Recently Mike has been up and down like a yoyo. Faire do's some not so nice comments, but in general. Members have been understanding etc. Our host, Daniel Haynes, great fellow. Never the hard man to please. I value friendship very much. I also subscribe to the RHS forums. The members are few but fine, the main site tends to fail. Folks. Daniel and others. Please keep this site going.

Marking out a design

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 23:08
In display planting. Badges, portraits etc. Bare soil is the first. Then measure out etc and use sharp sand to more or less draw the design. If working on grassland, lawns etc. You can buy spray cans of coloured spray. This takes ages to wash out, so provides you with ample time. Going back to basics. Start with a sheet or two of graph paper. Sketch out your garden area, then divid the whole area into at least four equal parts. Don't be in a hurry. Depending upon the area size, it might take a long time. Please PM me for more advice. If not perhaps our friends might like to learn. All classwork is gratis.

Name Please

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 23:03
Dont look at me. I'm omlyvthe Prof; Yes yo all seem to be there. Well done.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 22:53
Friends. Mike really feels all over the place. This is so personal. Where do I begin? I lost my Val just four years ago. Our strong belief differs frorm the general norm. Now I find that a Sister in the congregation is how can I say. Interested. For a while we were great friends. For instance, Upon entering our kingdom hall. We would greet each other with kiss on the cheek. Then it became obvious that we perhaps both held much more of frienship etc. In time she consulted our elders and stated tyhat she desired to withdraw. Now we find ourselves once again texting each other etc. I must admit. Since ny recent illnes. I have been AWOL. The problem seems to be. Let's face it. Me, 75. What can I offer? This lady is 53. We text each other and what? She honestly continues to say. Mike. You have done nothing wrong. Believe me. She has unfolded her heart to me. She tended to go down the pathway to marriage. I wanted frienship then perhaps wedded bliss. Now she is texting and wanting to talk etc , but conclude. When face to face. We tend to clam ujp and retreat back into our seperate worlds.

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 23:53
Wow! this old whatsit is confused.. University garden. Me thinks, study, science etc. Tell me more. Is this simply some arrangement amongst forum members. Is it arranged with the uni. Is it intended to be a nice friendly day out or some kind of educational visit.?

Discussions started by Mike Allen

How do trees come into your life?

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YOUR view of music over the years.

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Folk-lore. Any truth in it?

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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 21:49

Tree problems.

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Last Post: 09/10/2014 at 09:32

Fantastic site.

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Last Post: 25/09/2014 at 23:18

Modern Technology

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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 08:54

Future Time Team

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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 22:17

More about using Coir

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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 09:38

Talk about daylight robbery!

Plant prices. 
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Last Post: 13/09/2014 at 20:02

Have I overdone it?

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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 11:37

Growing with Coir

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Last Post: 03/09/2014 at 10:55

List of members.

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Last Post: 01/09/2014 at 16:35

Concern over conifers.

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Last Post: 31/08/2014 at 22:08

Good News for Mike

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Last Post: 03/09/2014 at 18:22

Makes you Wonder!

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Last Post: 28/08/2014 at 10:03
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