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Posted: 11/10/2014 at 15:59

I was thinking that when I have learnt to shoot for my trip, I might try and reduce our large population of grey squirrels. [ joking ]

I was in the stream earlier, cleaning out debris, and I saw a Crayfish, which is definitely a first for me.

The stream runs off the moor and there was a lot of lead mining up until late Victorian times; so I guess the stream was pretty dead. Now though we have brook trout and then this today. We also had Water Voles for a while, but they were predated by a cat, that I used to find regularly staring intently into the water.

Clematis pruning

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 15:40

Obelixx, what does Clematis feed contain, that a normal high potash feed does not? I just feed mine a general purpose feed in Spring and then high potash feeds regularly through the Summer

plant identification

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 15:35

It is Himalyan honeysuckle - Leycestria Formosa.

green manure

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 12:20

I have never tried that Fg, but it sounds a really good ides. It should keep the weeds down, and then give a nice nutritious base for the lawn.


Posted: 11/10/2014 at 11:46

Just in for a coffee. Absolutely beautiful here today.

I am so surprised at how much is flowering, despite me being around to "primp and pander" Dahlias and  Cannas still flowering, and the Asters are putting on a good show, but the weeds are taking over.

Hope those with rain get some sun later.


Posted: 11/10/2014 at 10:14

Morning all. Sunny again. Need to continue getting things back to some semblance of order.

Hope Twigs have fun, plus a good trip for Chicky. Hope Spike is ok Verdun. I am not Arctic bound till next summer, don't think I would survive for long in an Arctic winter.

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 10:09

David K, is she un-attached ?

Music in the Garden

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 23:07

Been listening to a lot of sad stuff over the last few weeks while looking after mum.

2 that got most play were: Blurs - Out of time and Seal - Kissed by a Rose


Posted: 10/10/2014 at 17:09

Well that was a productive day. It has been so long since I was in the garden, but a few hours and all the other problems start to melt away.

As usual didn't do anything that actually needed doing, but plenty that took my fancy.

Dove I wish I could ignore myself.

Can someone tell me when's it's best to hard prune a lilac?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 12:22

Paul, in order to get next years flowers, you must wait until after flowering to prune.

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