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How tidy is your garden?

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 17:32

I used to win prizes for 'Best Floral House' were we lived before, however we moved and a big job was to clear and plan and plant. It was getting there with the borders a bank floral additions and potatoes etc. when my husband took sick with Cancer (he was not a gardener) for 3 years all my time was taken up nursing him. Now I am on my own I just do not have the insentive to do anything as the garden (all 3 sections) are an absolute mess, I am ashamed of it. If I could get someone reasonable to do the heavy work (I am disabled) I would enjoy keeping it under controle and having colour and veg again. I am addicted to buying plants etc. so I am wasting a lot of money.

Talkback: Ants

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 14:25
I have always followed my Grandmothers ideas and they usually work very well. Boiling water, not just one kettle full but three or four, more if necessary then add a large dose of salt. You may have to do it every two or three years so watch the same spots and you lift a weed and any ants come up put the kettle on quick. I once unearthed a nest of flying ants in a Dutch wall. It took six or more doses of boiling water to eliminate them, but it was four years before I saw another ant anywhere near that spot again. It didn't kill any of the plants or bulbs.
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