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Long grass

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 17:21

Marilyn,,I havent stopped cutting the grass.....once a week so far

yes, get it cut but if it is long do so in two stages..hugh cut then slightly lower one a few days later

Suggestions for plants Deers don't like eating!

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 17:18

agastaches apparently are not attractive to deer 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 17:14

Well done Hosta.....think of all those new hostas you can get.....(hubby doesn't need to know)

folks...you can haggle for anything.  Nothing to lose 

spruced up a couple of old chimney pot containers ....been a v pleasant afternoon with some sunshine so masonry paint has dried 

Cats in the vegetable beds!

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 17:07

Catapault Munge .......    For thos less squeamish use a hose 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 12:42

Well done hosta's daughter 

fuss, fuss, fuss Jo until someone does something about your heating.  threaten to withold rent, etc.  This is no time of year to be without heating. 

Someone is letting their dog poo at entrance to my drive.......I will catch him/ her.  not always here so I will need some luck.  I suspect it happens early evening. Once caught someone, knocked on his door and pointed to his returned dog poo on his step...."your property I think".  Prob do same this time.  (Rant over) 

rain passed.  Blue sky emerging.  Sun soon 

Manuring before growing carrots

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 12:35

Yes Frankie. If you want carrots in spring don't apply manure now.    You need another crop before sowing carrots.  Ideally manured now for carrots in 2017.

a light, well mixed application of fish blood n bone will be all you need Frankie. ,

Let's hasten the winter! What are you looking forward to flowering in spring?

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 12:21

Frankie, always a plus side.  daffs flowering now will die back earlier so less dying foliage in spring.  I have more daffs flowering now so will just enjoy them.  Spring has so much to offer anyway 

What's in your bag?

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 12:19

Tetley yes I think you are correct....i would never mix mushroom compost into a seed mix.

haven't had mushroom compost for 5 years or so....hard to get hold of now....but I spread it over garden in autumn and cultivate it into topsoil in spring allowing winter rains to wash it through.

glass fruitcake?  Scary 

What's in your bag?

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 08:41

Nothing is better than peat Tetley.  How come it's  fine to burn it but disgraceful to use it for gardening purposes? 

What's in your bag?

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 08:18

I agree...the poor state of the compost we buy is a disgrace.  Only yesterday I found a wallet with £100 in it in one bag......so annoying 

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let's remember our birthdays folks 
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THESE NEW PART TWO THREADS NORA

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A REAL SCARE.......a body

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WATCH OUT...........

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Anemone RUFFLED Swan

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Compassion yes....but get real folksThe

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The best onions from seed.....

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Forget the winter, wot you gettin?

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