WHAT ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY - 2021

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  1. Upsydaisy

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    Having a good old tidy up ( garden and greenhouse) and a mooch around...so much new life is erupting!!!:yes::hapydancsmil:

    Look like a mad woman though!!:yikes: This wind + desperately in need of a haircut.....not a good look. Hope it will frighten the nasty garden bugs away!.:roflol:
     
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      D052AF26-5D50-4C17-A6DD-2780CE5A7AD5.jpegF4A23698-9691-4F59-AF81-C37A0B87416A.jpegD4F66551-CE1A-4F62-90D4-03DE739A7BB1.jpeg Hi all. Excuse my basic question. I have had to remove 3 beech hedge plants from an area of my garden. If I relocate and replant these, are they likely to take and continue to grow?
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      • DianneW

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        I would have a go and re-plant them...after all there are two choices for them if you do and one choice if you don't..:) I would soak them in a water container for a while before you plant and make sure the holes you dig are treated to some good compost..water again and just see what occurs..some trees/plants could droop for a while, but often pick up.. See what more knowledgeable gardeners have to say...
         
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          IMO you have nothing to lose from trying, just make sure to keep it watered well this year.
          I'm a bung it in and take a chance type of gardener.:heehee:

          By the way I'm not one of the more knowledgeable ones.:nonofinger:
           
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            Just sown a few Dahlias ( only had Bishop's Children) just in case I've lost all mine that are left in situ.:fingers crossed:
             
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              I bought some more plants today, Ceanothus Delight that grows to 100 cm so that has gone in a long planter by our small everyday room along with some Osteospermum and a Lavender bought the day before for a replacement in a large Pot, but changed my mind. Will add some bedding plants when they are ready..Planted a St. Johns Wort Hidcote that I also bought yesterday..where the Greenhouse was to go...(It is not a greenhouse that I chose to buy it is a zigsaw puzzle:catapult: and it is stationary and:lolpt: out of bounds at the mo.:what:) done more weeding, loving this french way of life:dunno::)
               

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                :grphg: @Upsydaisy I agree, but your way out in front of moi.:cry3:
                 
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                  Hmmm not so sure of that Dianne.

                  Love your planters.:imphrt:
                   
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                    If i were you I would replant them and feed them with a humic acid feed. Bio Plant Health. But it is quite expensive for a pack but lasts ages. Depends whether you just want to give up and start again or persevere. :)
                     
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                      Call me Zorro. Last Saturday I finally got some fencing finished.

                      The previous fence was just flimsy panels, and died progressively over the last couple of years. And when I took the posts down, I discovered that all I needed was a good boot and they just snapped off at ground level, they were so rotten.

                      The new fence is a much more solid cant rail job. The posts have concrete reinforcing spurs, so they'll stay up even with ground level rot, and their eventual replacement will be easy. The concrete spur posts themselves (and the bottoms of the wooden posts) are set in 2-foot-deep holes with 40+ kilos of concrete in each. It's going nowhere. :)

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                        The new fence is a much more solid cant rail job. The posts have concrete reinforcing spurs, so they'll stay up even with ground level rot, and their eventual replacement will be easy. The concrete spur posts themselves (and the bottoms of the wooden posts) are set in 2-foot-deep holes with 40+ kilos of concrete in each. It's going nowhere. :)

                        Excellant Fence , the B & Q type fencing we had at our previous UK home was flimsy and 100% not worth the cost either. Lasted just a few years and could have easily:lolpt: blown away.
                         
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                          This afternoon I moved 5 compost-sacks of the chippings down to by the compost bays, ready for layering in when I have the energy to turn the bays.

                          I pegged out a duvet cover to dry on the washing line, using 5 pegs as it looked quite windy. I then ran back down to the washing line area, and picked up the duvet cover, re-pegging lower down the washing line, where it gets more shelter from the woodstore, this time using more pegs. A quick trip inside to check the wind-speed today - gusts of 56kmph!!

                          I got the net out to catch all the oak leaves that have blown into the pond, some coming from the other side of the valley, in the aforementioned wind...

                          I emptied 4 sacks of made compost onto the middle raised veg bed, and levelled it off with a rake, having first weeded the area. I then went over the garden, raking flat all the molehills, in preparation for the first “mow” of the year, mainly to vacuum up all the leaves and twigs.
                           
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                            You've done a good job of the fence @Graham B :dbgrtmb:

                            I don't know if you know @Sian in Belgium but woodchip can take two years to break down in a compost heap . Messed one of my heaps up one year had to put a lot back in for another year , I don't know your system just giving you a heads up
                             
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                              Its very windy today I were going to go and do some work today a leylandii hedge but can't cope with them moving all of the place and all the bit blowing all over the road. So instead I trimmed my side of the hedge of the golden leylandii in the back garden ( not my leylandii ) , its a lot denser so doesn't move quite as much . I usually trim all of it but I haven't seen them for ages , they are normally knocking on the door early winter to remind me they want it doing more less now , think covid has put them off coming out.

                              Went to the GC yesterday and picked up a dahlia some charlotte spuds and some strong plastic pots that should last many years .

                              I finished up at my mum the other day doing the path pointing etc . Just need to sort out some gravel for the other area but it looks quite well and so much better than the decking

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