Verdun


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Football

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 19:30

Arsenal have had their chances and blown them all.  They have some tough games to come and could lose them all. Man United are coming good, Spurs too and Man City.  leicester will make top 4 at least 

spring come to early

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 19:13

Bulbs that have flowered will not flower again this spring.  It will be a different look to spring I think.

those perennials not cut back and allowed to flower to this point .....many will have done....will not flower as well next summer I think.  They need a decent spell of resting and recovery to flower so profusely again.  

Wallflowers have some flowers but seem to be holding back just a tad with full blown flowers so I think they and stocks will give plenty of colour.  

Masses of crocus flowering now.......more than ever, unfortunately.  For me they are a weedy over rated "thing" 

cutting of an yucca

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 19:00

Fruit Cage

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 18:27

Fabric kills the soil Busy.   Not wildlife friendly/truly organic as birds are denied access to soil pests etc.  It prevents rotation of crops. A thick living mulch between rows is so much better on every count.

I have removed fabric on a number of occasions to reveal an awful looking wormless soil.  The plants growing through it mostly aged very quickly.  A turned over and forked in compost treatment has worked wonders 

we differ Busy!   But that's gardening 

Lawn Edging Options

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 18:19

Dave, out of flower a lavendar hedge looks great when "uniform".  when it flowers it becomes loose and flowing......lovely then of course.  When my lavendar hedge has fnished flowering I take great delight in cuttng with hedge trimmer....top and sides....to create a nice silver/green edge 

Fruit Cage

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 16:36

Not sure I totally get what you want Andy but I would remove that landscape fabric. it does nothing for the life or quality of the soil.  It must be pretty lifeless by now.  I HATE that landscape fabric with a vengeance......over used and over rated. I would then dig in plenty of compost, manure etc. and add an organic fertiliser.  

I would grow strawberries elsewhere this year and plant different fruit crops there 

cutting of an yucca

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 16:27

Philippa I think yuccas are better taken from thicker older wood.  

I would cut half of one main stem. Do it now.  Treat rather like aeonium or even pelargonium cutting. 

However, I admit to killing yuccas rather than propagating them

Lawn Edging Options

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 15:58

Made my own though madpenguin.   6" deep and 4" wide just below level of lawn 

cutting of an yucca

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 15:22

Pash, what do you want to do with it?  

Verbena

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 15:20

Sorry Nut........

bottom line is we basically agree 

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