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Posted: 11/02/2016 at 08:49

Nanny, "burning" referred to a previous comment about burning heathers.  No burning temp here 

Bushman burning is appropriate on open areas....not for gardens though.  Often down here we get moorland wild heather burnt too .....always someone wanting to destroy the environment. 


Posted: 11/02/2016 at 08:43

Maybe Mel but we in the west have no ice 

bare root plants

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 08:27

Morning Peanuts, yes for sure, pot them up and repot as they grow.

echinaceas benefit from strong root growth this side of mid summer and not allowing them to flower.  I would grow on for flowering NEXT summer ideally or at least for  LATE summer flowering 

I am not keen on bare root plants at the best of times though 


Posted: 11/02/2016 at 08:17

Morning folks 

it was dry earlier for walk with Spike and less dark but the odd shower keeps popping up.  Cooler ...about 8 degrees I think.  blue sky right now 

Someone mention heathers? Much maligned but I love 'em . Need to be trimmed annually and then they are very long lived.  Currently a spread of yellow foliage, white flowers and pink flowers...Carnea varieties.  What better in winter ?  Cut back in April for me . Burning??? 



Posted: 10/02/2016 at 22:21

Ha ha Tetley.  


Posted: 10/02/2016 at 20:09

we're all (rightly) proud of where we live Fairy 

lettuce tips?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 20:07

Hey! You've seen my picture've forgotten my orange face   But I am elfy.  Also eat plenty of spring not to mention that though 

Preparation for sowing grass seed ?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 20:03

Agree with cutting lawns a little higher.  I have a couple of nice lawns that once were cut...scalped...on low setting.  For past 3 years I cut on much higher setting making grass look much greener and more resistant to drought.  I still cut twice a week from spring to autumn ....mowing regularly is the single most important lawn treatment 

Where is my grass?

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:54

Ha ha sorreeeee Lyn 

hazel, because I simply found the gw site unresponsive despite trying all sorts that usually resolve it, I deleted short cut on homepage, removed my logging in info and deleted all history re gw forum.  I then clicked on gw site, logged in and reset my settings and preferences. it was when I became aware it was not a tech issue on gw site that I realised it must be a fault on my Ipad.  It worked.  Often uninstalling is enough to resolve issues.

new short cut on home page

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:42

But what would I give to have that lake Hosta 

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