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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 18:55

Second too...I'm chuffed.

Busy day at,foodbank again. Picking loads of produce now.  Moved some perennials to slightly more perfect situations..if they settle as they should, summer transplants are ideal as,you can place them exactly where you,want them.

Oh,  good evening FORKERS

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 18:49

Ffffffffffffirst......that's me.  Get it posted.  ,soooooooooo happy


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 17:26

I'm having the same discussion with a friend.  She won't prune.  Wants early fruit, etc. and doesnt understand the need to build up a framework strong enough to handle fruit in the future.  Frustrating.  She sees a little,apple on tiny twig and thinks its a sign of big harvest to come.  


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 17:16

Sorry..just hate the Carpet idea.  It looks damn awful, encourages pests and just stops time.  Or even plastic cover.

Get in there. Dig. Clean.  Feel the soil.  Understand your soil......see if its heavy, light, etc. etc.  glyphosate won't work on stems or works on green leaves which absorb the chemical.  The idea is to use it just to clear your garden then you can be as organic as you like.  Mowing too keeps further weeds at bay.

I agree that 6 x 7 is not a huge area.  And creating a lawn is great fun with a little hard work to keep you fit!


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 08:59

Morning all.  Morning Alan....yes, the forum is right with you.

Bright day here and warm.

Foodbank duties today.  Dog is staring intently at me .....he wants his walk.

Have good day folks


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 08:52

Morning david

NO....don't use salt.  

NO to rotovator

Glyphosate is best and easiest solution.  Can you hack down the worst of the weeds etc.....maybe level enough to,hack and then run a lawn mower over it?  Then wait week or so for new weed regrowth and spray with glyphosate.  Come September I would dig and turn in....trench in.....the top dead and dying folIage putting it in upside down.  

When everything is clean and buried just level. Walk....heel....and rake, walk and rake and walk and rake again. Mid  September is good time to sow seed so,if you started the whole process soon your lawn will be germinating in late September.  

Lawn preparation and sowing is very therapeutic and satisfying.  I love doing it


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 08:49

Enjoying both gw and Beachgrove......and love your garden....right now.  Montys garden is bit beyond most of us though for us to identify with his advice properly.  Geoff Hamilton had his "rooms" that probably were average size gardens.  Still a need for a garden prog simply about plants....the old and the new .....


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 08:39

Morning smokin.  I think we can all identify with that piece.  I know I do...


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 08:29

Keep strong Andy.  Good luck.

Good morning everybody. Cloudy but bright and warm and sun trying to push through so it will be good day.

Hope you get your coffee fix Stacey.....having my fix now but it's tea.

Echinacea Milkshake is flowering now.....this is a lovely classy plant.  Like it a lot!

Good health everyone


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 00:08

Gooseberry sawfly raspberry fool.    It will, in my opinion, affect next year's crop.  I feed well when this happens and water well to encourage fresh growth ASAP.

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