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Posted: 22/12/2013 at 08:53

Morning folks.  Calm, sunny dry here right now. ,sure the forecast will soon tell me something different 

Looking forward to strictly tonight.   I think Abby will win strictly tonight. usually never wrong on these things,

Extra volunteering at foodbank today......delivering pressies too so I guess it will be rewarding.  

Oh!'s raining.  All change.  Lovely.  

Digging out Monbretia

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 23:53

Hello Joyce.  It is a persistent thing.....those little but numerous corms remain in hiding in the soil to continue growing.  Digging is the only solution I think.  I have successfully done this but it takes couple of years or more.

Digging deeply and getting as much out as possible without the clumps breaking up too much is the way. Then digging over again.  In future years be prepared to remove all future growings as soon as seen.

If digging really is impossible then glyphosate is your only alternative but I don't think this is very satisfactory unless persistently applied to every shoot you see throughout the growing season

winter solstice 2013 Saturday, December 21

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 18:34

It's all moving towards spring now 

Conifer problem

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 18:27

That's quite quick growing.  It would help if you could say which comifer it is.....a pine?    All conifers have a sea of needles, etc at their base and inside their green "veneer".  If your tree was being poisoned it would affect the outer foliage so it may simply be behaving naturally.  

Bringing back the Annual!

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 18:21

Hiya Artjak.   Mine were self sown.  There's also a yellow flowered variety.

Merry Christmas

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 13:29

No Gilly, I Never get the wrong idea.  Take people as they are and just assume they are the best I am, of course 

Merry Christmas

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 08:56

Same to you James and all FORKERS.


Posted: 21/12/2013 at 08:55

Hello dove, KEF and other FORKERS.  

Busy morn and it looks dry, sunny amd calm at the moment.

My seed....veg...order arrived yesterday always a glimpse into spring.  

Have good day everyone 

Merry Christmas

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 22:25

Veeeeeery interesting 

Oh No!!

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 22:23

It's ok.  Reeeeeelax.   They were postponed because of Nelson mandella programmes.  They will be shown in the new year I think 

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