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Labels or forget

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 08:10

Fairy, a planting plan of the garden is good idea.  I used to do just that so that I knew everything I planted and where, including bulbs.  However it takes discipline to  maintain that standard ESP if borders are changed 

Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 00:08

Oh..  My iPad played up again.  I actually wrote that women are great thinkers too 

(Actually I've got to admit I've been very,impressed with the exploits of the women folk here.   Some of the physical work involved has been quite inspiring. Hope Fairygirl reads this )

Labels or forget

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 23:57

Considered those  metal labels that you scratch on.  Will look more into those. Also handy for marking bulbs like snowdrops when pushed almost completely into the soil

Talkback: How to mow your lawn

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 23:50

I will cut the lawn a few times over winter....grass never seems to stop growing down here.  I now cut on a higher setting, ESP in summer.  It seems to enable healthier greener grass.  I cut mine twice a week in summer and always take plenty to the compost heap.  Two mistakes I think many make....firstly cutting too close in the belief it saves mowing again too soon....well, it does I guess because the grass suffers and turns yellow as it refuses ro grow again too soon. Secondly, , by leaving  too long intervals between cuts.  Again, it means the grass suffers because too much is taken at one go.  Frequent mowing is easy and quick and produces a better, healthier lawn. Nothing better than a good rich lawn for setting off the garden, for relaxing on or playing on.

P.s. I think too the lawn is less likely to attract ants when it's longer.  A close cropped lawn seems to create a haven for observation anyway


Posted: 30/10/2013 at 23:34

Maybe to do,with me.  I suggested the thread should end now.  Best just to move on and get on with everyone.  And I do mean with everyone now 

Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 21:56

Of course are the great thinkers. 


Posted: 30/10/2013 at 21:54 swearing please!  Actually I think that's very good 

Archie, that looks deeeeeeelishush!  

Labels or forget

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 21:51

I'm always busy, like most others, at this time of year digging up some tender perennials, or dividing perennials and, in my haste, forget to label what they are.  Some I will recognise but others not......I.e. where the difference is of colour or variety. It is so frustrating when I come to replant in spring when I don't know which colour, maybe of echinacea, agastache, etc. , I'm plantIng.  This is ESP annoying when a colour association is wanted and you get it wrong.

Just me?  Or are you just as over hasty?  

This year though I have armed myself with spare marker pens and labels so I won't make that mistake this year.

Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 21:40

Every bloke should have a shed.

Paid a visit to the allotment other day.....just to get sundries, dont have an allotment....and their allotment shed was full of guys sipping tea and coffee.  Lovely but I would be bored after 10 mins of that I think.  

Does anyone know how to plant a rhizome for an anemone honorine jobert?

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 21:31

Hiya Woody.  A man after my own heart.  Exactly what I do too for the same reasons

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