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Latest posts by patty3

Is this a Weed?

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 22:01

It is a rough hairy plant to touch, and the root can be huge and hard to shift,

but the bees like it so i leave some to flower!

Problem weed!

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 21:49



If  you intend to gravel it '  just cut the mint down  to the  ground,

 lay weed supressing membrane over  the area and lay gravel.

the mint will die without light!!



Talkback: How to make a hanging bird feeder

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 21:45

Hi Dave,

I used to have the problem with fat ball feeders.

Then i hung them on a branch attached to a length of strong wire.

the squirrel could not reach from the trunk, or climb down the wire!

when i hung them on the trunk of tree the were eaten by snails too!!

Talkback: Gardening makes you happy

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 22:19

ADDICT and others,

Your words are so true,  people who dont garden  are missing soooo much.

I find winter so long and depressing simply because the pleasure and exercise

of the garden is gone!

we can gather leaves, or do some pruning,  but the cold and  wet of winter and old bones dont mix!!!

So we venture out to see to the birds water and food, then back in the warm.

 to wait for spring!


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 21:33

 I have comfrey growing in my garden

and that is suposed to speed up the composting process

when added to the mix!



Posted: 22/08/2013 at 21:22


 I have had to resort to JUNGLE SPRAY to keep away the biting bugs,

so no shorts for me! 

but t shirt- long sleeved and comfy trousers are the thing.

But the little beggars still get me!!!



Posted: 22/08/2013 at 20:42

IT looks like  a phormium seed pod!


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 10:01


i know what u mean,if i see a spider in home' ( i freak out).

yuck they are disgusting things to look at!

But i leave them alone in the garden as they do some good!I

                                  I THINK


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 09:49

Hi, S D

I too find peace and pleasure in gardening, and how every year is different.

 it is good for the soul to be in touch with nature.

You do have a way with words, the dog story was so nice.

Damaged lawn from animal activity

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 19:41


 i would sugest tree bark, the mulch ror shrub borders.

Then the dogs could pee and play, 

and you would not have to find the time to mow it !!!!

A female dogs urine will scorch grass

i have read about DOG ROCKS Which are added to their drinking water

to stop the scorching!

                                       win win

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