Verdun


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Growers or Killers?

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 23:20
I help a friend with her garden.....it is huge. She won't kill anything.....an ant, slug, snail, etc. rabbits run amoc and when I try to catch one she screams I'm "scaring" it. I try to make an attractive garden for her buf it is frustratingly difficult.
However, I have to admit I find this refreshing......well, sometimes. It's naive and impractical though

We have to control pests however we can or we might as well give up growing the things we won't to. ,Berghill mentioned losing his heleniums and shastas...they are delicious, apparently, for any mollusc.......but for me that would be disastrous (garden wise anyway). Mine are tall, soon to be covered in flowers and slug free. I use pellets and, primarily, hand pick. More importantly, I want to eat my lettuce...ME....not the slugs.

We cant have it both ways......a full garden with uncomtrolled pests. So, I'm a grower and a killer

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 23:09
Come on chaps.....the ladies is boooorin!
Holland won. The lager today was cool. And I stopped the traffic for a little old.....well, young....lady and pram to cross the road.
..........................(!!!!!)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 20:44
You got ice cream? You know that you're my favourite here.......what flavour ice cream?

phlox leaves turning brown

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 20:40
Phlox do like to be kept moist so a good watering I think

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 20:39
Doing better with your eternal fragrance than I am Salino. Get some flowers off amd on but not like yours.
Like the Eugenia.....new one to me. Must check it out.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 20:36
Been another hot day today. (this is where I would put a smilie with sunglasses)
Busy day but no gardening ....except pulling carrots, spring onions, lettuce and radishes.
Looks like a promising week ahead. (smilie)
Looks like a gossipy forum today.......ah! That's cos it's all girls
.........oops! I'll get my coat

Raised beds

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 09:09
Impressive workmanship Fairy. Must have used a little of your magic there.

Raised beds

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 08:54
Chrissie
I know what you mean.....the iPad often changes words without realising it. My phone too.....can sometimes be embarrassing.
I too think 2' is ample for raised beds Mr Toast

Computer replacement

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 08:48
Bekkie, enjoy your brekkie ......

Computer replacement

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 08:38
Come on Mike. You won't leave us now. If you do it will be because you choose to. Don't always agree with you.......I'm argumentative with anyone and anything....but always read your posts.
The computer? Wouldn't.....couldn't ...be without it. So useful, so convenient and such a fantastic communication tool. I can't spend hours on it ....I would be bored....but, esp with the iPad, has replaced reading the newspaper at brekkie for example.
Sorting out business stuff can be done in minutes on the computer. Arranging meetings, deliveries, purchases, emails, photos, etc etc
I would certainly miss not having my computer
Mike, get yours fixed pronto.

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