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Posted: 23/03/2016 at 11:47

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FLUMPY    Have lots of fun 

T&M Plug plants offer

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 07:43

Aym, agree with you re unlabelled seeds.  I received cosmos seeds from China that took ages and arrived obviously repacked.  I have sown them but aren't really part of my planting regime.  purchased cosmos seeds elsewhere.

ebay can be brilliant.  I've always been reluctant to order from ebay but, as with everything else, check thoroughly.  I have had some bargains from reputable suppliers 


Weeds in lawn

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 07:36

Keep your cut high will cover a lot of lawn unevenness 

Yew bush

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 07:34

Lynika, you can cut your yew as hard as you like and when you like.  It will recover from the hardest cut making it an unusual conifer.  

I grow several yews and all are kept trim. 

I suggesf you use a pair of loppers and a sharp pruning saw to take it down to exactly what size you want.  By mid summer it will have greened up again.  


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 07:25

Morning everyone 

cloudy but warm.  Still and peaceful 

hope everyone with illnesses or in distress has esp good day 

chicky, enjoy your plugs.  I'm sure you will 

sandboy?  Well,,who is Larry?  Is he the sandboy?  

Invasive plants

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 20:19

Ah!  It does work then Pansy. well done 

Anyone ever ordered from Bakker Spalding?

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 20:16

I have come to be suspicious of "freebies."  Don't plant something just because it is free.  plant only things you really want.

totally agree with get,what you pay for 

Weeds in lawn

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 20:11

Erm!  "cut in 15 easy minutes" . 

Each to his own Chris ........I wonder why lawns are so popular and desirable though 

no doubt questions will come again and again about eradicating weeds in lawns.  

What are these?!

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 20:05

Pretty sure they are crocosmia/montbretia. they are very invasive but if in grass under your apple trees easily comtrolled by mowing. 

Climbers to cover dead lylandii

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 20:01

Montana would look good but solanum alba is superb.  vigorous, easily comtrolled amd masses of white flowers for weeks and weeks 

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