Steve the Gardening Vet


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What's this buried under our garden?

Posted: Yesterday at 23:00
Muddle-Up says:

I want a metal detector!  I'm convinced there's real treasure in there! 


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 Did I mention the microwave in a couple of black binliners that I found hidden beneath the (thankfully now destroyed) leylandii down the bottom of the garden? Himself was optimistic it would be some sort of pirate hoard...

What's this buried under our garden?

Posted: Yesterday at 22:28

However, I love the hearths/mantles. Rather jealous!

What's this buried under our garden?

Posted: Yesterday at 22:27

The only interesting thing I've found have been bones. Quite large ones in lots of locations. I assumed that no one had buried lots of large dogs round the garden. Mystery solved when we had the foundations dug out for the garage conversion and found a few ribs. I dug out a text book and confirmed them as porcine. Our builder lives round the corner and it turns out that decades ago the whole area was a pig farm so I assume we live over the old slaughter area!

The calm before the storm

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 14:10

I was quite amused by storm Steve last year, it allowed me to make jokes about 'kneeling before my windy might'. The names are chosen by alternating male and female in alphabetical order so we are going to see many over the years. I'm sure your mother would have enjoyed it too.

Fruiting fruit trees

Posted: 22/02/2017 at 08:40

I now have two pear trees. I had one that is supposedly self fertile and I got a lot of very small fruit that mostly just fell off. There are now two as I got bored with the Victoria Plum after two good cropping years that basically were just a haven for plum moths...

what is gardening?

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 23:57

Gardening? The horticultural equivalent of the punishment of Sisyphus!

Tattoos

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 21:09

Now I feel terribly unconventional and wild as I have four!

Japanese Anemone Alternative?

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 08:16

Oh, and I'm sure we all need to romp to thrive! 

Japanese Anemone Alternative?

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 08:15

Verdun has saved me a lot of googling!

Japanese Anemone Alternative?

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 06:03

As I cant see what Hortico said, I can't comment. Block is a wonderful thing!

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