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Maintenance only anyone?

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 11:13

Steady, PP, it can get out of hand! We don't do extension leads, it's all petrol motors. I did suggest something small and modest that I could weild but it just sort of never happened. 'You don't want one of those....' So I do the seeds and pricking out and potting up instead. He can't stand that sort of stuff.

Maintenance only anyone?

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 07:42

Yes but while I wouldn't want to stereotype, my husband LIKES noisy machines. He's happy as Larry with a chain saw, extendible hedge trimmers and brush cutters. I can hardly lift them off the ground!

Maintenance only anyone?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 11:04

I have a plan: when my garden is all tidy, weeded, dead-headed and watered and fed, I am going to sit in it and enjoy looking at it. I have had this plan for almost thirty years. Next year .....

Seed head ID please

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 16:37

Agapanthus. Very pretty, will take a few years to flower and not fully hardy in very cold areas. Certainly worth a go.

Filling a Raised Bed

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 17:58

When you say horse manure with no straw, do you mean pure poo or that the straw is rotted down with the manure until you cannot see the different components? If it is a mix of straw and poo you would want to dig it into your topsoil in generous amounts but if it is just poo, I would be more conservative, perhaps putting it on the compost heap and letting it blend in.

Having said that, Dove or Nut may come along and tell you I'm talking rubbish.....

Mice and sweet peas

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 10:32

Well, I was putting in a nice little piece of chocolate - mice would much rather have that than cheese - and I reckon he thought he was on to a good thing. Certainly, once we let him go down the end of the garden I never got another!

Mice and sweet peas

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 21:59

The humane mouse traps will catch but not harm your greenhouse assistants. I used one a few years ago and was amazed by how many I caught until my husband pointed out it was the same mouse and released it further away!

The first frost

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 11:49

We have had a wonderful summer on the Isle of Wight! OK, it wasn't as hot as some like but there has been no shortage of clear blue skies and long sunny days. Sorry, everyone else - I am a northerner, born and bred, honest, I just moved here when they offered me a job!

Neighboring horses eating my garden - advise please

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 11:06

Take lots of photographs of the damaged plants and the spaces they came from. If you can see the horses reaching over, take a picture of that, too. Keep a record of dates of the damage and conversation with the horse owner. Good luck.

Border Control

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 11:00

As for the other plants in the border, if you recognise a weed or a 'legitimate' plant that you don't like, you can certainly pull them out now but take time over the rest. You may find that, as the seasons pass, all sorts of lovely things emerge that you didn't know were there and that you would have killed off by clearing everything now. This is especially true of spring  bulbs and flowers. Large clumps of perennials can be lifted and divided - throw away the manky bits and replant healthy young pieces -  and overgrown shrubs can be thinned and reduced a little, though most aare best pruned in spring or after flowering, so that you can tidy up. That would allow you to sort out the edging.

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