Outdoor girl


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What do you do with grass clippings?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 20:50

I have masses of grass clippings. I have just mown the grass (I hesitate to call it a lawn!) properly on the highest setting and have about 8 wheelbarrows of the stuff. I have sprinkiled a 10cm layer on the compost heaps but do not really know what else to do. I have this problem every year and it often results in a slimy stinking mess. Does anyone have some advice about how to deal with it?  I would like to compost it but so far have not had much success.

weed identification help

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:51

Aargh! I have that too! I don't know what it is, but it comes up easily, thank goodness. It's everywhere - pots, flagstones, flowerbeds, you name it, it's there! And what is worse, the rabbits & slugs don't touch it!

Plant IDs Please

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 16:45

And 6 may be a centaurea and maybe 4 as well. Could no 1 be a delphinium? with tall blue flower spikes?  I don't know much but I am sure somebody who does will be along in a minute!!

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 14:35

A deathly silence... Is it a special birthday ie a BIG one?

Mice!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 18:00

Set some traps this morning and caught one, much to my surprise. I have now set muliple traps around the floor and staging. Also blocked up all the gaps in the base which were just the right size!

Mice!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 08:37

I discovered this morning that something has eaten all my peas and sweet peas!  I also found a small cache of onion sets dug up and hidden under a log in my veg garden. I think it is probably mice. Apart from digging up what is left (if anything) and growing it under cover, is there anything else I can do to prevent the blighters from scoffing everything? Any advice welcome.

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:40

Punk you are right - it is comfrey. It looks like the pinky one or the white/ pale yellow one. Both loved by bees, especially bumbles.

The white / pale yellow version is low growing and spreads rapidly! I often harvest the leaves for my compost heap but it doesn't seem to do any long term damage! A friend called it symphytum alba.

New worms for wormery

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 08:09

Ah. I wish I had known this last September! My worms died in the floods of 2012 - the bin was flooded! I paid  a small sum for a small packet of worms and am delighted to say they have survived in the greenhouse over winter. They have bred and now I have lots of worms. 

What the heck is this?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 08:31

I dug up 'chains' of crocosmia like this. They had stopped flowering and when I dug I was quite surprised at their length and how tough they were. I composted them and they  have still to break down!

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Mice!

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