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Posted: 17/04/2015 at 15:19

Been in the garden all day, had to finish to get ready for hair appointment at 4pm, I mean its not polite to turn up in manky trousers, old trainers and dirty gardening gloves now is it

Set out this morning with the intention of planting up one area I had decided on, and did everything's always the same. I haven't changed my mind about intended planting either, it will just have to wait until after my haircut or probably Monday now since I find it difficult to pick up again after I've changed tact.

Bakery duties this weekend, if any of my customers so much as hints at politics, they'll be NO donuts

New here. 😊

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 09:03

He's also got curly hair, loses his shirt a lot and gets chased by gangs of women 

That's Cornwall for you 

Old wysteria

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 08:59

Answers your question 

New here. 😊

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 08:42

Welcome Dovette 



Posted: 17/04/2015 at 07:59

Same weather here yesterday chicky 

Only a brief  shower but it got very overcast  



Posted: 17/04/2015 at 06:48


Requesting that there not be any politics here please or if the majority is happy to continue debates then I'll just leave the room and you will know the reason and not think me an ignorant so-and-so 

Light duties today, have hair appointment this afternoon 

Destructive foxes

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 06:35

I regularly get foxes visiting my garden with holes dug and buried food which I scout for and remove every morning to keep my dog from consuming it

They haven't fully dug plants up but I have had to plant bulbs more than once and damage to fully grown plants such as ferns missing half the fronds they should have due to being clawed off, presumably while they look for a good place to bury stuff

I use blood fish and bone mixed into deep holes without much damage but I understand the risk when I do use it, these creatures are obeying their natural instincts, you won't keep them out, I've seen foxes jump my six foot fences no problem and believe me, there is no other way to get into my garden. 

One tip might be to supply an area of soft soil away from precious plants for their burying habits, my old raised veg bed was ideal for them

Good luck 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 20:11

Ditto Dove 

Why are row and plant distances different?

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 16:47

You will thin some things out

Also, some things such as spinach are to be harvested younger while light and air must touch plants to keep them healthy


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 15:18

Early start for me this morning, good weather so I could get on with: 

  • trimming the mesh I fixed on the pergola roof yesterday
  • unravelling one of two Virginia creepers from existing wire
  • training half over the pergola and half along the fence
  • hanging four panels of new trellis for the Virginia creeper plus my Jasmine
  • Meshing two of four pergola posts and planting two of four clematis

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