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New lawn

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 12:08


I referred only to the weedkiller element Lyn.  

I don't autumn feed my grass now........think its unnecessary unless lawn is in poor condition.


Wont go without a fight....

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 12:00

Worth a fortune in years to come Lyn?    Er.....I love that Furby 

Apparently you could build up its vocabulary.......

now grabbing a cuppa and its silent.  It will suddenly though say something.....!!!  I think I should offer it....him...something to eat 

Wont go without a fight....

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 08:32

Well,they are a bit sinister Dove.  My dog simply doesnt like him..........

they suddenly "wake up" to talk, quiet of night it can be disturbing 

(sssssh!  I will get rid later )

Rhodedendron round 2

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 08:25

Nice Northern Lass.  I can only grow dwarf varieties in containers.

 Ironically,,most of Cornwall can and does grow huge rhodos, azaleas,,magnolias,,camellias etc


Posted: 11/09/2015 at 08:21

Very warm but more cloud today...bright tho with sunshine.  

Have a single 5' plus cosmos plant ...leggy but about to flower so have staked it in preparation for windy wet weekend.  it was virtually forgotten.  Don't think there is too much to worry about elsewhere re forthcoming weather.

westher sounds awful for sunday......ah well!  bye bye summer 

Wont go without a fight....

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 08:11

gathered a few things to chuck out yesterday into a bin liner. ,this morning, strange noises startled me.  An old "dead" furby....remember them?.....came alive.  He was silent for at least 6 years and one ear is almost severed but he seems to be resisting eviction.  Right now he is singing, chortling and "irritating. Look, I'm not worried, really, but is he trying to tell me something?

how can I get rid of him now?  The word always was that Furbys are living creatures.  A little evil even.  is he out to get me?   It may seem trivial to you guys but this is serious 

anything you can't get rid of?

Rhodedendron round 2

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 23:59

Not likely to flower again in the spring Decepticon.  

I have a dwarf rhodo flowering now for second time this year but I dont expect flowers in spring now.  Another rhodo has loads of buds but I expect them to be held over winter


Posted: 10/09/2015 at 23:55

No way Tetley.......dandelion v doronicum; crocosmia v montbretia; field bindweed v comvolvulous cneorum; roses v bramble; jap maple v sycamore.......

watsonias look like us when we are all dressed up to go out.  Crocosmias look like we do first thing in the mornings.  


Posted: 10/09/2015 at 22:39

Not Yet gardenmaiden.  

might check them out over the weekend but definitely on my list 

New Lawn and Flower garden

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 22:37

Daniel, if mine I,would allow the lawn to settle over winter now.  If still patchy in spring re seed those areas

your flower now to dig in some compost or manure.  Just putting soil over the top is not ideal.  it doesnt matter too much what type of compost is mixed in really. Just get some goodness in there.

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