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The National Rose Society books. Need new home.

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 00:05
Edd I have been a NRS member for ages. Bye the bye it is now the Royal National Rose Society. Please PM me with your location. If within reason I will gladly take them off your hands via personal collection. Best wishes. Mike.

Grass still growing

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 00:00
This has become a regular task of late. Over the past few years, the gardeners diary has had to be amended due mainly to climate change. Basics in Park control etc. It used to be around the end of September to mid October, the mowers would be rested up. Now even in December, my local parks are still cutting. If you don't at least trim the grass will clump up, once this happens, a lawn becomes a grass area and probably a strimmer will be needed next season. Mowing/cutting basics. At the start of the season, set the cut HIGH. The subsequent cuts should be a notch lower. Then reverse the cut when approaching the end of the season. Should you forget to reduce the height of cut. You will end up cutting the growing nodes..that is the swollen part of the grass stem. Cut and destroy that and it is bye bye lawn.

What could I choose?

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 23:48
What perennial-where. By Roy Lancaster.

It's a big worry......

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 23:46
Nice thread.
Dove. So you like the Meercats as well.. Zimples I often find some adds better than the programs.

Now Star Gaze Lily. Do you really still hang up your tights? I shade my eyes.

Welshonion. Pasta, oh yes that's that tummy expander isn't. LOL


Posted: 03/12/2014 at 23:34
Will. Well done and I offer like regards as our friends. From the photo you appear to have plenty of space. If concerned about wind damage, perhaps a trellis with appropriate climbing plants, sited not too close that it would obstruct light, but just enough to deflect any wind.

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 23:04
Thanks Dove. Say, how about becoming Mike PA?
Back to the original question. What's the problem Mike is 100% English. My reply amounted to. I have everything left to do. I have had one of the worst years of my life. I still have plants recently purchased but not yet planted into the garden. I have lost loads from my greenhouse etc. Suddenly my world in the garden has stopped. Not boasting, so please don't come up with insults etc let's leave it til next year

my deleting ?

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 01:41
Thank goodness I am not the only one. ***^^^)("xx computers. Give me something where I can see what's happening.

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 01:36
To be honest. Just about everything.


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 23:32
No folks. My GP and I really do enjoy a chat. I sometimes think that we take our medics for granted. Stand back an obsrerve. These docs and nurses . They are real people. We all share tis planet. So some have chosen a p-lace in life.

Little Oak Tree

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 23:17
Susan. Here I go again, forgive me. From a scientific point of view, Naturally grown acorns are in fact the best germinated acorns. Why Believe it or not the natural basic means of propagation still remains natures way. Acorns are fast rapid germinators.

Discussions started by Mike Allen

Wildlife gardening -Month by Month.

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Memories of Yesteryear.

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Posting an Avitar

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Once again. SORRY.

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Enough is enough.

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Eucalyptus trees & Paropsisterna selmani

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Orchid Lady

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A Special day.

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Help Please.

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To cut everything down, or leave.

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Something of an apology.

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RHS Lily Group Bulb Auction.

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Computer problems

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