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lorraineakapuss

lorraineakapuss Report 25 Feb 2012 15:41

lol Ann i was just about to type " what is whispers we r not "lol oh dear , just finished my stint on the stall, so no garden activities till tomorrow afternoon, whilst i was out oh found a vole in the back garden, i wonder if this is because ive got a raised pond, glad he saw it i would have screamed. :-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 25 Feb 2012 15:41

Hi Ann, trunks are about as thick as my wrist at the base, Lord knows who had the daft idea of planting them there :-( worn out lol...but I have got a lot of the raspberries out :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 25 Feb 2012 15:50

Puss screaming wouldn't do a lot of good :-D

Rose, maybe just cut them down then.

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 25 Feb 2012 18:04

Rose I hate to say but I think if you don't get rid of every last piece of elder you will always have it springing up. Sorry

:-( :-( :-(

Julia

Julia Report 25 Feb 2012 18:21

Oh yes Tose, it is like Lesley said. You must get out every single last bit.
remember the maxim:- 1 years seading, 7 years weeding.
Perhaps you could get some help when it is Bob-a-Job week. Or, approch the Prison Service or Social Services and ask for a young Residavist, to help you, and get some work experience.

Julia in Derbyshire

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 25 Feb 2012 18:28

Hi Julia, I don't think they do bob a job round here, I have been hacking away at the roots and will have another go tomorrow , if i can move lol.

lorraineakapuss

lorraineakapuss Report 26 Feb 2012 10:32

ann thanks for helping me see i was wrong........no excuse but hardley slept a wink.

Anyway the mice in the shed was a vole, and other end of 69ft garden is where i have my polytunnel in it i have a huge 4ft high by3ft across tub which ive planted seed potatoes in, i went in last night to check and there was 2to3inch holes like in my imagination meece have burrowed down.xx :-D :-0

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 26 Feb 2012 11:27

Hope they didn't get the potatoes then Puss!!!

I realised that you had not had much sleep as you were posting on here at some stupid o'clock. I find if I go on the pc before going to bed, I can't get to sleep.

OH is working hard out in the garden today mending his tomato 'whirlygig'.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 26 Feb 2012 11:27

Looks like a good site to browse.

www.gardenersworld.co.uk

Julia

Julia Report 26 Feb 2012 12:31

Just been down the garden, and my Minature Weeping Willow, has Pussy Willows on it. So pleased to see it has survived the Winter.

Julia in Derbyshire

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 26 Feb 2012 12:37

Oh that is good news Julia.

I was looking at the helebores earlier and they are not as good this year, some of the flowers are a lot smaller than usual, I suppose we have to pay for the weird weather.

T has spent all morning mending his whirligig for his tumblers. Think he has got it fixed now. I just did half an hour tidying the front, mainly getting seedling weeds out of the gravel which replaced the lawn.

Julia

Julia Report 26 Feb 2012 12:59

Ann I meant to say yesterday when you posted, please give your OH 10/10 from me for designing the Tumbler Whirly. It sounds a wonderful idea. Perhaps he should patent it, and then you could laugh all the way to the bank LOLOL

Julia in Derbyshire

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 26 Feb 2012 13:19

Yes I have said that Julia, clever old stick he is!!!

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 26 Feb 2012 15:47

Just in from gardening in the sunshine and I was amazed to see so many honey bees on the crocus although only 1 or 2 of the very big bumble bees.

I had a smile on my face when I saw that my camellia (one I dug up from my mums garden before we sold her house after her death) is just bursting it's buds also my anemone's have survived another winter and are just starting to flower. Yes.

After the couple of day's sun and warm weather we were able to get the grass cut so things are looking good.

RamblingRose how is your eye much better I hope.

Ann I would love a handyman OH

:-) :-) :-)

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 26 Feb 2012 16:13

Lesley, I am hanging on to mine as long as I can. All day he was out there, I was up here doing a scarp book page and he was supposed to have come in. When I went down he was cleaning the conservatory windows!!

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend

Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 26 Feb 2012 16:36

Ann. My OH Clean windows mine wouldn't know where to start, I'm so jealous, I've always said hubby would buy me the moon if he could, but if he had to put it up well that's a different story.

:-) :-) :-)

Greenfingers

Greenfingers Report 26 Feb 2012 16:40

Well An n In Glos..my Hellebores are later than usual, but mega with blooms, including one that we bought 2 years ago which looks like a lotus flower and has bloomed all during the snow and is still going . As for elder there seems to be no quick fix, I have it in our garden, and if it is in the gardne next door, it will just creep back...just keep digging it out, or if able use round up when there isn't anything else to damage Jan in Norfolk

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 26 Feb 2012 16:45

Lesley Lol!!!

Jan Maybe our weather here has been different to yours, we usually have a fantastic display of hellebores but theyr eally are not as good this year. glad yours are OK though.

lorraineakapuss

lorraineakapuss Report 26 Feb 2012 17:24

hello everyone ive been on vole patrol and seen non, wondwers if they live in colonies, need a humane way to deal with them, in other countries i read that they can ruin crops and crops of root vegetables , but it was time to go out, have seen one shoot coming from my spuds so mr vole or mrs vole im not sexist now im back and have done some slight watering, as we haven t had rain for days, going for a bath then bed feel like i could sleep for a month xxx

Greenfingers

Greenfingers Report 26 Feb 2012 18:25

puss n daughter....you will find that moles only get together to procreate...the rest of the time they are on their own..know all of this becos living where we do we get loads....if you get a bad infestation,,unfortunately the only way is to get a pest control guy in....can be expensive tho. there isnt a humane way sorry !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!