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Computer replacement

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 07:38

Philippa, how did you know I buried a body?  If I did...and I didn't....you couldn't have seen me. And anyway I didnt.  Not really. (have a really rich and productive cormer of my garden ...rhubarb grows so well there.  Nice deep soil.  Fancy some rhubarb anyone? )

seriouse ivy problem!

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 08:52

Vicky,

I would be very wary of applying too much weedkiller there as it stands now.  .

I have removed large ivy but not as big as yours apparently.  

I would try to reduce as much as possible.  Get a decent sharp saw and work back as far as ??ou can.  Ivy wood is not too difficult.  Get it down to as far as you can then on the cut surfaces gouge out grooves or hollows and paint with SBK brushwood killer.  Hopefully by summer's end ??ou will have killed it.  If not cut afresh and repeat.  By next spring you should be able to break away much or all of the remaining ivy. In my experience ivy roots are not too deep rooted

Good luck

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 08:27

Brilliant photos.  Charley's made me chuckle 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 08:24

Well, it's essentially my main hellebore garden.....a spring garden corner  and low maintenance too 

Growers or Killers?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 08:23

You sound like a very nice person Bekkie.  Bit eccentric maybe ?  In a likeable way 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 08:14

wanted to show my dierama guinevere.  anemone Wild Swan is there with heleniums, leucanthemums, actea, veronicastrums, agapanthus, etc...all to flower any day.  Runner bean poles just seen but these will soon be obscured by foliage

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51061.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 07:25

Hello forkers

Cloudy today....threatening light rain    Maybe some sun later  Prob not  (good to have smilies again)

 

 

Growers or Killers?

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 23:35
Bekkie, I took her to a GC couple years back and at the checkout a small slug crawled out from her just bought plant. She wanted to save it. The checkout girl simply squashed if ......I tried ro make out I was no part of this situation.
Bekkie, you sound nice, but get real......you cannot save a snail's life!

Computer replacement

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 23:30
Remember a girlfriend once.....always saying goodbye, again and again and again. She would phone ro say goodbye, write to say goodbye and drop in to say goodbye. Always felt like singing Pete and Dud's goodbye song

Mike knows we like him here but he also knows he will stay. We all respect his difficulties at the moment and have empathy for him but nobody will beg anyone to stay.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 23:24
Fantastic pictures folks. Dierama Guinevere is looking spectacular at mo

Discussions started by Verdun

Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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