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Posted: 23/12/2013 at 09:14

Use vinevar for your chips.  It won't affect ivy.  

Digging is the way to go.  Mulching is the way to propagate it.  

Strong glyphosate or sbk painted on woody cuts near the base is effective.  


Posted: 23/12/2013 at 09:09

Very, very rough. Mother nature is showing her power today 

Echoing the others.......stay safe folks 

Too wet to plant fruit trees?

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 09:03

Hiya ansypansy

Dont worry.  Just leave them heeled in.  There will be dry spells.  Most of us have emcountered this problem over the years because this is the time for bare root dispatch and planting. 

Is the recipient area prone to water logging?  If it is don't plant too deeply...I.e. slightly higher than surrounding ground....otherwise just plant as normal.  


Digging new beds.

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 23:45

Best to wait until spring to plant those grasses though Sara.  

Xmas jokes

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 23:43

My jokes are good aren't they?  It's the way I sleigh em....?    Ok, I'll get my coat 


Posted: 22/12/2013 at 23:39

Brilliant stuff Fairygirl. 

Yep, think tomorrowI will be difficult ....we will survive 

Digging new beds.

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 19:39

Oooo, grasses Sara!   Good choice.    Choose carefully.  Some are invasive some are not.  Try to get hackanechloa in there....beautiful front of the border grass.  A red grass like Imperata red baron and/or the blue elymus magellanicus look sensational alongside 

Xmas jokes

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 19:13

Hey, that was brilliant Verdun.  

Xmas jokes

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 19:12

Wot did father Xmas say when he stepped on the holly?   Oh, oh, oh 

Hey!  Wot do you expect?    


Posted: 22/12/2013 at 19:08

Busy day.  Distributed loads of presents via the foodbank.  Rain held off.....actually quite sunny n pleasant.  Nice feeling....felt like father Xmas ESP when seeing the faces on the youngest kids .  Yep, v satisfying

Checked everything is safely secure......very stormy weather tomorrow.    Prob won't put a tent out tonight on the cliff 


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