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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2050 on: September 28, 2017, 02:54:50 PM »
We get a lot of them round here, too.

Saw our first flying daddy long-legs (crane fly) of the season at lunchtime.  Fortunately it was outside the window otherwise V would have been :panic :panic :panic
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2051 on: September 29, 2017, 08:48:10 PM »
I saw a daddy long legs on Monday! Hate them.
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2052 on: October 02, 2017, 03:56:19 PM »
My lawns full of daddy long legs, I don't like them much either. :irked  Speaking of lawns.. :gaah it keeps bloody growing.  :rolleyes just about had enough of it.



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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2053 on: October 02, 2017, 03:58:54 PM »
My lawns full of daddy long legs, I don't like them much either. :irked  Speaking of lawns.. :gaah it keeps bloody growing.  :rolleyes just about had enough of it.

It's that time of year where with all this rain and warm ground soil grass grow like well, grass......rapid.

I'm having to cut my lawns every 5 days..... but I have put down grass weed and feed granules.

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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2054 on: October 29, 2017, 07:06:57 AM »
Looks like another nice day , so plenty of tidying up to do in the garden. To start with , I have a pallet of bits of roof truss to break up and de-nail prior to cutting up for firewood.
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2055 on: November 03, 2017, 02:37:09 PM »
As you all know I have this huuuge Bramley apple tree in my garden.

It produces hundreds of apples and I do mean hundreds.  It grows like a weed every year sending up 4-5ft new branches which will flower next year and produce fruit.

Mine is 40 years old and it is very tall. Every 5 years I have to spend a week on it with a chain saw and chop away large branches and dispose of them.

I have spent the last 2 days chopping away and at the same time trying to keep some form of shape to the tree as I do this.
 This will be the last time I shall being doing this job 'cos next time I shall get someone in if I am still drawing breath.   :amen    :D

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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2056 on: November 03, 2017, 02:43:03 PM »
Bramley apples are known to be sour (no correlation, I’m sure).

Do you use them? Good shade tree?

I would think it would be a pain in the :moon to have to pick up hundreds of ground apples every year.

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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2057 on: November 03, 2017, 02:48:16 PM »
Bramley apples are used for cooking with Scott.  If you've never tasted Mrs Mel's world-famous apple pies and apple crumbles then, according to Mel obviously, you've never lived :laugh.

Bramley apple sauce is also a good accompaniment with roast chicken, roast turkey, and roast pork.
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2058 on: November 03, 2017, 02:55:10 PM »
Bramley apples are used for cooking with Scott.  If you've never tasted Mrs Mel's world-famous apple pies and apple crumbles then, according to Mel obviously, you've never lived :laugh.


Very true  :thumbsup   Mrs Mel is the Queen of Apple Pie.  When we have a dinner party ALL the guests will want apple pie or apple crumble.    I normally have cheesecake.   :lol

Last year I took a car load of apples to a local cider maker and got 30 for the ones left over.  :scrooge     :D

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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2059 on: November 03, 2017, 02:55:32 PM »
Bramley apples are used for cooking with Scott.  If you've never tasted Mrs Mel's world-famous apple pies and apple crumbles then, according to Mel obviously, you've never lived :laugh.

Bramley apple sauce is also a good accompaniment with roast chicken, roast turkey, and roast pork.

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« Reply #2060 on: February 08, 2018, 02:45:24 PM »
SF spotted a tree down in the garden , so after seeing my friend about his conservatory , I came back and got out the chain saw. It was a wild cherry that our neighbour's mum gave us 40 odd years ago which was just too tall and had snapped off 3 feet above the ground and fallen into the field. Anyway , it's now in a pile of other logs by the woodshed.
While we were out yesterday I spotted a device in a hardware shop - it's an extension pole lopper. It was going at an offer price of 18 so I bought it. Well....it's brilliant ! We have hawthorn hedges on 2 sides , and they are very awkward to trim - especially the vertical stalks in the centre. Now...no problem , so the hedges will (hopefully ) look a bit neater this year.
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2061 on: February 08, 2018, 02:52:42 PM »
I used to have one of those. About 10 feet with a rope you pull to activate the blade. You could add 5 foot lengths.

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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2062 on: February 08, 2018, 03:07:08 PM »
I have one.   :thumbsup

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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2063 on: February 08, 2018, 03:15:08 PM »
Our management company has one too. :thumbsup
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2064 on: February 08, 2018, 03:29:18 PM »
Does she use it ?  :D
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2065 on: February 08, 2018, 03:30:40 PM »
She doesn't have too and neither do I. :laugh
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2066 on: February 09, 2018, 09:51:28 AM »
I've got one.  :thumbsup



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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2067 on: February 26, 2018, 03:22:03 PM »
I've been taking advantage of the dry weather  ( and state of the garden ) to clear a couple of sets of steps which were covered on moss and leaves. No point waiting till they're all soggy again. It sure is parky out there mind , so I had old anorak over fleece over old lambswool sweater over shirt , and together with an insulated wooly hat , I was warm as toast.
Earlier I'd cut up a load of wood and put it in the cupboard next to the range  - in case we get snowed in .
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2068 on: March 03, 2018, 09:07:11 PM »
my garden has a couple of steps to it but now it looks all one level thanks to the snow :thumbsup
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2069 on: March 08, 2018, 01:25:08 PM »
Very spring-like there today, the sun is that little bit higher, the birds seem to be singing a different song (probably along the lines of "come and geddit :ayeaye " ) :D and the daffs are all starting to come out (gay daffodils :laugh )

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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2070 on: March 08, 2018, 03:16:18 PM »
 :grumpy Our daffs are only just poking their heads above the soil ATM.
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2071 on: March 08, 2018, 03:30:50 PM »
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2072 on: March 13, 2018, 02:49:09 PM »
It being such a lovely day , I forced myself to go and do some work in the garden. So I've spent a few hours clearing away moss on the steps and patio , and cleared the leaves and rubbish on the sundowner patio . Our sewer man is coming tomorrow , so fingers crossed we can get sorted.
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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2073 on: March 13, 2018, 03:03:19 PM »
 :wave  I'll be there between 9am and 5.30.  :thumbsup I'll need a rubber glove, a long handled spoon and a cuppa tea.  :thumbsup



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Re: What's happening in your garden?
« Reply #2074 on: March 13, 2018, 03:41:24 PM »
It'll be waiting.
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