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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 06:53

Thanks for the invite.  Would love too but booked up that weekend.  Have a smashing time

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:17

Ooh good point.  I didn't see any bats either.  

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:11

re, "watching", not "wanting"

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:10

Certainly is pitch black.  Just come in from planting trees.  Have to do it after son in bed, and soon ran out of light.

feet up wanting La Vuela (cycling) now, waiting for the thud when trees fall over....

Advice on overgrown garden

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 09:01

Ps. above ruins the lawnmower.  Got myself a basic but robust petrol one, and when my lawn is better (actually not too far away) plan is to treat myself to something more refined....Point is, don't use your best lawn mower on it, although will need something fairly strong.

Advice on overgrown garden

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 08:54

Hi Joe. I sympathise as had similar experience.  Renovating the house means that no time for garden and any progress made gets quickly undone by enthusiastic weeds. I think the solution depends on whether you are now ready to tackle it properly and keep defending against the weeds ( this will take time but it gets easier over the years as you start to regain control) or whether you want a fix to keep it reasonable until you've got more time.  The quick fix is to get it reasonably level, throw extra grass seed on top and keep mowing.  Grass will spread quite quickly and the mowing will reduce the weeds.  Over time you'll have a reasonable, if a little bumpy and weedy, grass space.  At least usable and not an eyesore to look at. Then when you've got more time you can start to make shrub borders piecemeal. And decide whether to improve retained lawn areas via weeding and top dressing or go for the whole relaying option.  Good luck!

Received 48 perennial plugs, but what do I do next?

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 06:23

Oh, that's easy. Ta.

Received 48 perennial plugs, but what do I do next?

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 22:57

Thanks for this thread.  Mine have just arrived too.  Will be potted up and put in greenhouse for winter.  What compost mix is best?

East Anglia Forkers Outings

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 22:53

I love twiglets....

East Anglia Forkers Outings

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 20:59

Genius!  Love it!

Discussions started by Supernoodle

Coreopsis Limerock Ruby

Soil type... 
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Planting and buying 
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Anemone nemorosa (wood anemone)

Anyone grown from seed? 
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East Anglia Forkers Outings

An idea 
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Feed borders now?

Watching Monty feeding pots... 
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Trying to find old thread

And the plant in it 
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Staking standard fuchsias and the like

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GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

The more the merrier! 
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Japanese blood grass

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Weeds or desired self seed? New border

Any hints or tips for spotting the diff 
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Winter greenhouse salad / veg

Lettuce. Anything else? 
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Free Dahlias - December magazine

What were they? 
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Perennials from seed

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Help! Who's favourite food is Fatsia Japonica?

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Weed Id and dahlia feed

Couple of questions while I'm out there... 
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