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#601 Barbara

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:07 PM

Oh dear! - or, at least, I think so!


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 12:25 PM

I've spent the morning mowing the lawn and attacking the bamboo! Don't ŕeally know what to do with it tbh!

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 02:58 PM

It can be very invasive!

 

Have done a lot of pruning and edging today - quite pleased with myself


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 07:32 AM

We remembered this morning that is was our green waste bin day. It is full up so I had no space to put anymore weeds or clopping. (Good reason to put off gardening )

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 09:11 AM

Just started picking the autumn raspberries :)

 

And located the frog we've seen around the garden all summer - he's found his way to the pond :D


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 11:08 AM

Sensible frog!!


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 06:15 PM

Later we also found the hedgehog that's been around - he's limping, and has a tick or something stuck to one of his spines, but we fed him and quickly built a shelter from some stones with some straw inside, and fed him with cat food. 


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 07:19 PM

Well done


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 07:53 AM

The landscape gardeners did an atrocious job of my garden last year. I provided weed control membrane which they laid then put broken concrete and gravel down on top with no an insignificant amount of large and small shards of broken glass in it. They didn't overlap the membrane like they should and soon after they left weeds started growing in criss cross lines all over the garden. Now it's a whole garden full of 3 ft high weeds and is totally unusable again. I have more weed mebrane and once the weeds are cut down and I've sprayed industrial strength weed killer down i will lay that myself somehow in straight lines, overlapping each piece as instructed. Realistically I'm never going to be able to afford the coarse sand and artificial grass that I'd wanted to create a maintenance free garden. If I were to cover the whole garden in concrete, tarmac etc. which would be the cheapest option? I've no idea how much that would cost either.
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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:42 AM

Difficult!


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:02 PM

I uave a question... my sister's dog pooed in our garden, just near the climbing frame, and she didn't realise so it wasn't found for a couple of days after they'd gone and it had rained lots. I tried to pick it up but it wasn't very easy and there is lots still smeared in the grass. What do I do?? How do I get rid of it and make my garden child friendly again?

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:25 PM

I suspect you may need to dig it all out, fill it with clean soil and wait for the grass to spread over it again


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 03:43 AM

Yes as a dog owner I'd agree with Barbara. But I'd have left it until a dry day so it could have been picked up in one go. That's the bonus of frosty weather when that time comes.

You could wipe it up with kitchen roll which you place into aplastic bag and knot ready to go in your rubbish bag then use disinfectant on the grass to wipe it. Waiting for a dry grass day to do that will help.
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Posted 30 September 2017 - 02:25 PM

Neighbour cleared his side of our adjoining fence using an electric hedge cutter and also took the top (and more) off our side of the fence so now, instead of a green, bushy tangle of climbing plants I have lots of dead looking branches, many dead leaves and, possibly a few live ones.   I just hope my clematis recovers!   Also, hope the sparrows find enough to live in.

 

(A bit sad because I can now see into his bedroom windows and they can see into our garden and conservatory, in spite of a ten foot drop on his side of the fence.)


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Posted 01 October 2017 - 07:42 AM

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