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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 22:09

Winter, I cut mine yesterday....the smell of new mown grass, the satisfaction of that striped green sward makes having a lawn a sheer joy 

(dog loves it too )

When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 22:05

Aha!  You spotted that last!  My point 

When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 21:51

.......and the programme itself?  Was it good?  Did you enjoy it? 


Posted: 25/02/2016 at 21:18

Rats are the marmite of the rodent world Jez.  

I don't like them at all.  many do though.  

I would kill a rat if I knew one was present......see one and there are several more, right?  I associate diseases with rats.  I associate fear......don't fear much but rats do bother me.  It doesn't make me a bad person to feel this way though.  Just because it is "nature" it doesn't mean live and let live. Does it? 

it is an interesting thread though Jez ...I am sure many will have a totally different viewpoint. I was helping a friend today in her garden and she will kill NOTHING. I respect that but wonder how practical and sensible that is....! 


When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 20:55

Oh dear me!  KT63 

Does it REALLY matter? 

Someone got killed today down here on the roads.....this matters! 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 19:41

Thanks GWRS....yes lidl and aldi are always worth checking out 

Why doesn't my ribes flower?

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 19:39

Prune in mid spring then Lyn's what I would do.    If it doesn't flower when others are locally, prune as if they did. It's an option if all else has been tried!  Keeps plants compact too. I would also apply potash at the same time. 

If it continues not to flower then a better clone may be advisable.  Your plant Dreamsofspring, may be a seedling. years back a lot of ribes and forsythias were distributed freely and most of them were poor flowerers. 

Bulbs which don't flower

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 19:32

Tulips often aren't worth keeping unless you pot them up and then they often are more perennial 


Posted: 25/02/2016 at 18:47

Driving you nuts Hazel ? 

Monty's dream gardens

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 18:45

What time Gardengirl?  When? 

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