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Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:41

Only skim reading as not enough time to catch up properly. apologies if I've missed something.  Evening all!  

My garden design has a path all the way round for kiddie entertainment and next door had given us just the same little ride in car that their grandchildren have grown out of.  My son adores it. My new greenhouse had a shed attached that has been provided to my son for his toys (with the adjoining door bolted shit from greenhouse side!)

Hubbie and I agreed against a giant trampoline - me for safety- I couldn't supervise it fully all the time and hubbie for intrusiveness in the garden. Then I considered, wouldn't be against  a sunken one- safer, visually better.  And what do you think I could do with a deep round hole in years to come when trampoline outgrown..... Haven't mentioned sunken trampoline idea yet, but maybe, maybe....   

Weeds or desired self seed? New border

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:28

I've created a border - mainly herbaceous with some shrubs.  Gaps need to fill in which I'm hoping will happen by self seeding as well as general spreading growth and me splitting clumps and pushing in elsewhere.

Anyway, the question is whether there are any hints and tips for spotting self seeds versus weeds.  I'm assuming over time I'll learn by experience what things look like.  However I thought there might be some guides.  Eg time of year.  I've got some new seed growth now unlike anything else I've had this year.  If i knew when my current plants seeds tends to sprout I could have a better guess of which I leave to grow to find out.

Any hints, tips, reference websites greatly received to improve my trial and error!





Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:53

My elderly neighbour is always making comments of, "when your husband cuts the hedge tell him....", "must have had a hard time moving all that soil".  I've given up pointing out that hubby is not a garden person.  It was me that moved the ton of mulch and multiple tons of soil and cuts the hedges and is halfway through the bulk bag of gravel to spread. Not complaining. It's my hobby.  But why does the world assume I'm supping tea and watching him doing it?


Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:41

Hey rosemummy.  Ive been wondering the same.  All the advice talks about plastic bags.  Why not just take the prepared pot with you and do it then and there?! It's my plan for my first cuttings in the next month or so.  Perhaps we can compare progress as cuttings novices!


Posted: 14/07/2014 at 19:58

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill apart from learning how to grow in rows.


Posted: 14/07/2014 at 19:52

Edd, brilliant!


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 22:23

I'm tempted to try a ratchet anvil type.  At least would stop me trying my bypass on inappropriate wood! Artjak, I treated myself to a felco earlier in the year. They do a smaller lighter version (no 6) of the most popular for slightly smaller hands. And they avoided the temptation to colour it pink or purple!

is this a goodie or baddie?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 21:03

Also agree with the staying out of it. Suppose wasp fly boy also predates on bug x. And bug X also hurts bees but worse. Then getting rid of wasp fly boy means more bug x and worse bees.


nutcutlet wrote (see)

Don't apologise Susie. You're thinking about it. More people should do that.


Like that comment, Nut.  


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 07:07
That's handy. I did wonder what anvil ones were for but never got round to looking up. Does anyone regularly use the anvil ones?

Who knows their roses?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 07:06
Ta Dove. I see others have given on alternatives so superfluous anyway. But I thought I'd give the correction in case anyone interested. I bought 14 roses from there in the winter. All doing very well. I liked their search engine so may be of use to G Deadhead.

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