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What is hapenning to my lawn in the winter

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 14:42

   Sorry Annie.  Just agreeing with you.  You won't get your gun now will you?  

When do slugs wake up?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 14:38

Apparently rough surfaces are no deterrent to slugs ..their slime just "oils" their path.  

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 14:36

Charley it sounds ideal for white feather....if the sun isn't too prolonged in the morning though cos it will burn to a crisp.  Fire n Ice is another preferring shade.  How about growing white feather in a terracotta pot with copper tape around the rim.?  Then in as much shade as possible?

Copper rings are very effective I think.  

Creeping buttercups..

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 14:25

And remember it's LAWN weedkiller not weedkiller.  Many years back I used wrong stuff.    I was a sillee billee 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 14:22

Coldish here.  No snow or anything.  Sun is trying to appear.

Fun n games with car haggling.  Got £500 off his "absolutely super deal" for me.  Said not low enough but I'm aware he is trying his best. Left telling him he knows where I live.  He phoned with better offer ...£150 off, plus mats plus tank of petrol if I accept today.  I want to see another car on Saturday and compare.  I do enjoy this haggling, wheeling n dealing stuff but it's important to know the limits.    

Full of cold today but I think I will be alright.    Could be fatal   But more likely just a sniffle   But, what if it's a sniffle with complications?   No I'll be fine, I guess   ( ha ha)

Punkdoc you wont regret Amistad.  Another salvia I like is Bethellii.  Pink instead of blue but with same vigour.  If you can get Guanajuato though it will impress you.  True gentian blue large flowers but very tender.

Philadelphius Belle Etoile - new shrub

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 14:08

Hiya peanuts

If mine I would prune those branches by half ...now.  Then in spring when it shoots cut back to those shoots.  It will make for a stronger bushier plant.

This is not same as pruning.  This is just to establish a strong plant.  It won't flower for a couple of years 

When do slugs wake up?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 14:05

When the alarm clock goes off !  

Any mild spell will encourage slugs ESP when new shoots appear.  So,protect now 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 07:55

Well said busy.  I think  we are all friends here 

But we do need a new influx of quality jokes like wot mine are.  

My old dad used to say if you smile the whole world smiles.  It's then a happier place.  I'm smiling now 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 07:48

Morning fFORKERS

Dark morning.  Dry though.

Busy day incl another round of haggling for a car.....not sure if I really want to change. The last time I did a deal with this salesman I had him almost to tears.  Absolutely true.  Simply cos I drive a hard deal amd he didnt want to lose my custom to a rival selling same cars, peugeots.    

Breakfast for me is porridge......made with milk and very creamy and raspberries.  

Alrhough it looks likely to be dry today there won't be any gardening or even any tinkering

Hope ??ou all have a good day folks 

 

What is hapenning to my lawn in the winter

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 07:37

But not now.  Damage has been done and it's all about repair work until August

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