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Posted: 21/10/2013 at 13:52

Hiya folks.  What a hectic morning....chauffeuring and more.

Want to relax with friends on the forum so here I am.

Its not rocket the people and the forum a lot but have to decide and I'm sticking with this thread for all the reasons given when we, as a forum majority, decided upon few weeks back.  It's not creating factions etc.  I rarely comment on wildlife issues only cos I'm out of my depth there.  I still read them...still learn from them.  That's what we all should do instead of analysing why or who??   I thought I was pretty knowledgeable but I have learned a lot on this forum so why would I go elsewhere?

Hey!  I see my name taken in vain again by the girls......only Pottie has shown me the respect I deserve so I will give my forecast for the she asks...but it's just for her.  It will be a mild one Pottie    Fidget I don't bury people under patios any more...veg garden for that 

I  checked out some forums few months back..out of curiosity.  I prefer this one.  Some are really quite snooty, don't you know. 

When I see a thread or comment that looks confrontational or not too nice I will just go on to another thread........simples 

Keep warm and dry folks 



Posted: 21/10/2013 at 08:57

Morning punkdoc

Im disappointed too.  


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 08:05

Morning fairy.  Can that lump of concrete not be broken up?  Or can ??ou utilise it in some constructive  way?  


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 07:26


Windy, wet and very warm.

Early start...have chauffeuring duties 

Keep cosy today everyone 



Posted: 20/10/2013 at 23:29

Yes, I recommend my lawn weedkiller for clover.  Verdun.....verdone  Is effective.  Few years back and the lawn weedkillers werent too hot on dealing with clover and I used to buy clover weedkiller.

I know dove is right basically in her environment thinking but I don't like weeds or clover in my lawn so I spot treat for them occasionally.  I think clover needs repeat treatments for the season but does have a tendency to return now and then.


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 23:18

KEF, they tend to go deep and then suddenly pop up a few metres away.  I suspected this so dug up a bamboo after a year growing.  I wanted to see its habit.  It's roots were "secretly" invading underground.  I did the same with an artemisia I gambled on. Same habit so up it came.  The roots still came up a year later. 

Serious! Really

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 23:09

I know.  Quite right lily.  The past is so important yet so easily forgotten.  

No dig gardening

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 23:07

Hiya old timer 2.   I'm a no dig gardener.  Anything you can add to the top layer of soil the manure, compost, manure, mushroom compost etc.  I dig only a trench for runner beans

At seed sowing time I use a 4 prong cultivator......a garden fork with tines bent at an angle of 90 degrees scratch 3 to 6" deep thus mixing anything added to the soil with top soil underneath.  No dig gardening doesn'destroy soil structure and keeps the top level,of soil humus rich where the roots of veg are. ,works for me and the soil looks good too.  An application of organic granular fertiliser prior to sowing or plantIng improves the situation. 

Serious! Really

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 22:57

Meant to say, I have royalty rights on this thread.   I reckon to have made some cash already from these gals nostalgia tripping.   Lol

Under performing grasses

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 22:54

For now, for the winter, leave them alone.

In spring try to make a mound of soil around the grasses to make a sort of reservoir and water really well.  Then, yes, mulch with something substantial like dried manure. It's funny I have a couple of miscanthus morning is growing in good rich soil and is 7' plus and full dense foliage.  The other is in my front garden where soil is more sandy.  It is only half the size.  I will move it soon.. should not really move in autumn ......but Im confident it will be ok.

Many grasses like dry conditions....stipas for example and  calamagrostis  and you could try them there. These flower earlier in the summer.

Good luck mowmymoss

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