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Posted: 30/04/2014 at 19:50

A square of chocolate Dove?  Just gobbled a packet of chocolate raisIns.  Intended to share but, well, they were so tasty.  

Planning new 'grasses' path

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 19:46

ObelixxObelisks is spot on.  Bulbs amd grasses do not mix well.  Each spoils the other.  Grasses need their own space, ideally with contrasting but non-encroaching neighbours. ,

Sketch MrsG?  Me?

Day lilies and grasses will not look good together.  Too similar and day lilies are,likely to swamp any grasses.  Leave some spaces ...ideally another plant.....between these two.  Ditto Chives.  Should be in veg patch.  


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 19:37

Like the singing gardener I have used nematodes on the lawn and they are very effective.  Bit early just yet though but you can order them amd they will ne delivered at proper time.  

Watering can also help.  

Its not easy,is it?  We want a nice lawn to sit on but cannot if ants are present.  To choose a nice lawn isn't an offence against nature.  If so nobody would have the gardens they crave.  As long as ants aren't killed whenever they're seen.......if they're not causing a problem let them be.  

If I have a caterpillar problem this year.....they were destructive last year for many.......I will spray them if necessary.  This doesnt make me a "destroying the planet" guy.  I just want my plants to survive.

How to get rid of weevils

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 19:24

I had flying snails today.  

Mrs m2, what makes you think they were weevils?  Can you describe them?


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 19:21

Sounds fantastic Woody.  Exciting stuff 

Wot am I like eh?  Planted stuff yesterday but this evening had an impulsive change of mind and changed some of it.  Glad too...if all looks right now. 

Successful haggling day.  Firstly got cheaper deal for my niece's brakes.  Then, because she had problems with her mobile network, got compensation from EE.  Then I received a bill from a plumber who called a few weeks back to locate a water leak.  He did nothing but suggest someone else.  Bill was for £46.  Rang to ask, as a potential customer, if he charged for assessing any job and he said no.  Why charge me then? He scrapped the bill.    Money for more plants now 

Nice bright evening here amd warm 



Honeysuckle dramas

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 12:48

Yes I think so. 


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 12:47

Ah, Dove. When I first had a pond I had to dash out to see the goldfish.  They got used to me coming with their food and it was mesmerising.  Think you are going to enjoy your pool just a little 

Planning new 'grasses' path

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 12:44

Yep, verbena bonariensis goes well with grasses and a couple there will look sensational. 

Yes, follow the curve of the path but I thought on the  inside you could make a wider one off incursion.  So, the border could completely include the area around your tree.  Perhaps a circle around the tree of slate, gravel etc for hard standing to pick from.? 

Take your time you say you don't want it to overwhelm you.  A taller grass with more delicate leaves is miscanthus Morning Light.  I would sketch a plan first and tinker with it a lIttle.  

Planning new 'grasses' path

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 11:40

No, not any of those MrsG. Still think its stipa arundinacea.  


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 11:38

Reading these posts this morning shows how we all miss people .(of course) certain times the sadness is a tad overwhelming but my thoughts are with Busy and KEF.   

Well, was raining but now the sun is out.  Will move a Prunus cistena crimson dwarf later and underplant with Bowles golden grass. ( got several potted plants from divisions last autumn).  Bit corny but love purple and yellow foliage together. 

Got to sort out car brakes for my lovely little niece later.  Will haggle for cheapest deal (but still pay myself   Ha ha )


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