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Is this weeding?

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 23:16

Lessons have been learnt and you sharing your experience I'm sure will help others in terms of so called proffessional gardeners and neighbours. It's unlikely you'll ever know whether your neighbours were involved though.

I have a neighbour on one side, who, with hindsight, presented as a  'smiling assassin' when he asked for access to my garden to replace the adjoining fence. We agreed on the height but I became suspious when he wouldn't give a date when the workmen were coming. I started to come home for lunch. So pleased I did as the neighbour had asked the workmen for a fence 2ft higher than agreed. To cut to the chase they downed tools when they knew our arrangement, the workmen were ever so nice, left their number and said they would not resume work until I called them and we'd agreed on the height. The neighbour had to agree to a height that evening or they were not coming back at all but would bill him for the work done.        

Compost bin/cold frame

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 22:23

This doesn't answer your Q if you are intent on making a compost bin but I rate the black dalek compost bins for small spaces, not sure of the cost, mine was free from the local council but that was some years ago, check with your council to see if they are giving them away.   



Posted: 05/03/2013 at 21:54

No, never won anything  , but live in hope  

Oooh...won about £10 on the Euro Millions last year whilst on holiday but had to split it 5 ways



Posted: 05/03/2013 at 21:50

diggingdoris. I haven't got mine either. Did get a huge bag of Verve compost at the end of last year which was good quality and it's still half full. Also have a dalek full of black crumbly stuff which has been purposefully saved to mix with bought compost this year but intend to wait to purchase any new compost for pots.


At last

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 21:38

We had a nice gardening day on Sunday so the beds were mulched and covered.

See you in the starting blocks Alan.

March in your Garden

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 21:32

You like your sunflowers Rain. I grew them last year for their seeds to feed birds over Winter. I've a mix of different heights this year from dwarf to 16ft plus. Haven't sown mine.

Nice pics. I've little dafs in flower at present with tulips putting out lots of leaves but no buds.     

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 21:01

Bright and sunny here reached a staggering 12C

Friend or for?

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 22:50

I spread mushroom compost on a flower bed last year and had mushrooms popping up all the time, just hoe them...

Flowers we don't like?

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 18:24

I grow some flowers in pots just to cut, it's nice to bring the great outdoors in, especially if it's a summer like last year. A vase of flowers on the dining room table is a permanent feature, it's just so up lifting especially in the winter months.

The least favourite from the one's which I grow and cut are probably sweet pea, me thinks they are best left in the garden, they're grown as companions amongst the beans and pea's and put on a fabulous display but need to be picked to prevent them going to seed, they look sad in a vase, as I like lilles, gladioli, daffs, tulips, blue bells, whatever's in season and these are cut for their visual appearance yet sweet pea gives off a terrific aroma.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 17:30

It was dull but dry here today, there wasn't a chill in the air but wouldn't go as far as saying it was warm. 

A good gardening day, got loads done, Finished digging in and mulching the veg and flower beds, planted out more garlic and started off onion setts in modules.

Sowed some more seeds too, haven't got your patience Frank. Pea's early were sown on kitchen roll last week and the tiny window propagator is full of various seeds. Leeks are up and at least two lots of flowers.  

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