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days ago I decided to dig up part of our 'lawn' (yes, the tamed pastureland is diminishing again!). Lifting turf on heavy clay is not the easiest job, but they both instantly joined me.My seven-year-old digs like a turbo-charged trooper - cutting
at Wisley for over 11 years I always joke that, according to the RHS, there is only one way to dig a hole ... and that's the Wisley way. In this instance I must say that I agree. Well, maybe not about digging holes, but about under-planting.I shall print out
'm glad I don't feel the need to fetch an old kitchen knife and spend ages carefully digging out the long tap roots; instead I'm freed of that particular task and thoroughly enjoy my yellow-spotted grass!
placed the leafy cylinders back in some similar compost and covered them up. We’re hoping our digging around them didn't damage the eggs or grubs, and that in 2009 we'll all be able to see them hatch. Hopefully I'll find some circular holes in the foliage
themselves. And just about every person I know loves to eat home-grown produce, too.I got my kids started with the obvious crops: potatoes (children love digging for the tubers when they're ready), raspberries (no need to pester children to eat fruit when
.We've all been out there, desperately trying to dig up weeds and compost them before they've done their worst. I have a small invasion of celandine from a nearby hedgerow, which I'm tackling straight away, while the roots are still pliable. There's also some
my son did the hard labour, which has done the trick. I've been digging up tubers in any spare moment I have, and as yet there is not a trace of blight damage on them. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we've seen the worst.I've planted many tomato