Mrs G

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Saving my muddy lawn

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 13:01

I would sooner have meadow, or more garden but husband insists we keep lawn for the kids. Pesky kids!


Saving my muddy lawn

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 18:43

We've had a really wet Winter. I've got two chickens on the lawn that I move around, and I'm also on clay. Mine is a quagmire too. Every year I scarify, aerate and level with sharp sand, but I'm still in the same position as you. So, I suppose what I'm saying is, you can do all you like, but if we have a really wet Winter like we have, you will still probably end up with a mess.

When should Echinops surface?

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 20:44

Those question marks were meant to be a cross face!


When should Echinops surface?

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 20:43

Mine came up but the wood pigeons kept eating them ????

48 perrennials for p&p of £5.98

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 21:36

My mum asked me to order these for her and pot them on until they're ready to plant. They were very healthy little plugs with a good root system and are growing away nicely in the greenhouse.  No idea when they'll be garden ready though!


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 21:53

We're forecast rain here (Leics) on Friday and for the next week. About time, my water butts are empty and I've been lugging water from the tap for new plantings.

How safe are wasp nests?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 21:49

The shed is on its last legs. Last time we had a bit of wind one of the plastic windows blew in so i haven't locked her in so much as I've locked us out .  Checked on her today and she'd created the initial cells and was curled up round them.  Took all the hand tools I needed which hang on  the back of the door and clatter around each time it's opened and the mower and left her to it. It felt too cruel to smash what she'd made and I'm actually quite interested to see the finished thing. Been looking up wasps and she seems to have a round rather than long face which means she might be quite cross apparently!

How safe are wasp nests?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 17:52

I'm proposing bolting the shed up and leaving them to it. I can store my stuff elsewhere temporarily. The husband has thrown his toys out the pram claiming there's no room in his shed for our tiny push mower and just wants to destroy the wasp. It was just the female yesterday, how can I shoo her off with out incurring her stripey wrath?

How safe are wasp nests?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 14:46

I spotted a wasp yesterday starting to construct a nest on the ceiling of my shed where I store the lawn mower and all the other gardening tools. I can relocate all the things I need for this summer and keep the shed padlocked but my question is how safe is it to leave the nest there? We've got a baby, a toddler and some chickens. the garden is around 100 feet long and the shed is right down the bottom end.

Living fence

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 16:38

Oh sorry Bekkie just saw your suggestion.

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How safe are wasp nests?

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