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Flat Worms

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 14:33

Me again!

I was digging over a patch this weekend (yep we had enough dry weather on Sat to just about fit it in) And I kept on finding some slug/worms which I've since found out are flat worms.

I'm been told they eat the earthworms (?) which for me doesn't seem so good. Grandad alway's swore by earthworms.

Is there anyway I can reduce thair numbers without harming the earthworms (I realise I'll never completely get rid of them)

Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge, it's really appreciated!

Peony

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 14:20

We're in Lancs but the old family home has just been sold.... I think every one of my relitives has been around to my Grannies house liberating just 1 tuber each before the sale went through!!!

Tree Sap

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 15:23

Thanks again Gold1 Locks your a star!

Tree Sap

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 13:31

We've got a few flowering cherry in our new (to us) gardren, they are dripping sap, quite a lot of sap from their trunks. They are pretty choked up with ivy, which we've left because the birds are nesting.

Is this normal or is it the ivy damaging the tree?

Pears that never ripen

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 11:49

they could be perry pears? We had some in our garden they where way to hard to eat but good for juicing and cooking....

Peony

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 11:38

We've always had peonies at home, I've recently liberated some from my Grannys garden that her grandad planted well not those exact ones but they've come down from those!

Every year we split some off and give them to other family members or friends. They do sulk for a little while but once they get comfy in their new bed they're beautiful deep pink blooms..... Is there anyone you know close by who might consider swapping some of their peony for somthing in your garden? ( Cheaper and Quicker!)

raised beds

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 11:31

Hi Welshkatt,

I'm no expert but I used to have a hard and fast rule in my garden if it couldn't survive only being watered once a week in summer it tended not to get planeted again ( I do take a bit more interest in my garden these days and spend a bit more time in there!)

I found Lavenders, sage, rosemary, thyme and Fushias (?spelling?) seemed to do really well, the herbs also smell really nice on a summers evening which might be nice if you have any residents who have problems with their sight.

hope it helps, not very original I know!

Problem Ivy

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 16:51

Wow! 

Thanks both for such a quick response. We'll start with taking a chunk out of the stems for now at least we can feel like we've made a start without causing any problems for the birds, and crack on in the late summer early autumn with the rest.

It's much apperciated, we weren't quite sure where to start there's so much of it in such a small space!

Problem Ivy

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 16:10

We've just in herited a garden with a house that we bought at the end of last month. There is a monster amount of Ivy all over the place, to the point of it's choaking all other plants in the garden.#

 We certainly need to thin out the ivy if not get rid of it totally from certain places, and we are also very aware we have sparrows and blackbirds and possibly even a couple of dove nesting in it at various points around the garden.

Could anyone please suggest a way of hacking back this bully to give the trees and other plants a chance without disturbing the birds too much or are we just going to have to wait until the chicks have fledged?!

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