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What do I do now

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 13:47

Sorry Nutcutlet .....bit late   After your Clivia has finished flowering you could give it some Sequestrene.  I find it a good tonic if the leaves are a bit iffy.

OTOH, you could stick with your plan........have the benefit of those gorgeous flowers and then pass it on to your friend pretty smartish

I just had to share this

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 17:39

I've heard of the saying "A***e over T*t " but never actually seen it happen before

What do I do now

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 17:36

It's a Clivia ( minata ? ) Nutcutlet..........Kaffir Lilly. Looks pretty good to me

walnut tree

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 17:31

Right to Light in a garden is a very "iffy" subject.  I doubt your neighbour would stand much chance using that as an excuse.

You could always apply to have your tree listed.......even if there wasn't much chance of success, your neighbour would not be able to damage/ prune ( ? ) it whilst the application was ongoing.

Might be worth looking into.  Local councils do move in mysterious ways sometimes - might just benefit your tree.  You never know

Best of luck anyway

compost

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 17:13

Steven.........have a look at those companies which sell Wormeries.  They also sell worms and can advise you on the amount you need to get started.

Quick question for the composting experts

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 17:09

I think most people who use the Daleks end up with worms sitting around the top.  If you are putting too much "wet" stuff in, the worms get fed up I think and gravitate towards the top of the bins.

Choose a good day and move some of your excess worms into your borders along with some of the compost - they will enjoy the freedom and provided the ground isn't frozen, they will work themselves in to your garden soil.

As a PS, I've always understood that too much Citrus waste isn't a good thing - too acidic.  Don't know about coffee grounds......  quite strong I think. I always dry mine and mix a spoonful with compost/soil when potting on. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newts

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 16:56

Just spotted at least 2 newts in my pond today.  Much earlier than usual in my experience.  Anyone else noticed their newts active ?

New fence

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 10:01

If you mark the boundary between yourself and your neighbour with post and wire ( it doesn't need to be either costly or elaborate ) and erect the new fence on your own ground, it will be your fence.  Your neighbour can then erect his own fence on his land if he so wishes.

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 17:55

Hello Judith.........if you PM me with your address, I'll put some in the post for you

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 16:27

Thought I'd bump this thread up as seed buying time is approaching fast

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