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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 21:53

I am shocked by today's news. Terribly shocked.

Tina had 2 belgian buns...two!.....and ate both.

(he he he......had couple packets of chocolate fingers at foodbank today...those "fabulous" ones.   Just to try of course)

Well done losing weight GG.  

Sad time Chicky........hope you get something nice at the nursery.  Went to a funeral few years nephew who was 25.....and got a dicentra spectabile in remembrance of him.  It always flowers so well and at the time of his passing too, viz., February



Posted: 13/08/2013 at 21:41

I was about to post the same imfo as zoomer.  Pinch the tops out to encourage  fruiting and less growth.  

are you feeding?  You may be over generous with feeding.  Think bees are the culprits though.  

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...

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