Maybe it’s just me after turning 47 the other day but the Hawthorn blossom this year seems outrageous as my memory of Hawthorn is that they have a year off and yet every tree this spring is seemingly in flower?
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Yer lucky it's not Christmas Andrew or Santa would have a burnt erse 🤣Wasn’t gonna post this through sheer embarrassment but it’s probably worth mentioning?
Had the fire brigade round on Monday night with a serious chimney fire.
We have had an awful lot on over the years with caring for my dad but truth is we took our eye off the ball. Add to that the last load of wood was a right rip off and not the usual Ash, Beech ect. Things could of been much worse but still having water down the chimney can’t be a good thing 🙄
Lol well fair play pal for making me smile. You know it was so bad no Santa would of gone down what was likened to Hiroshima by a fireman🙄Yer lucky it's not Christmas Andrew or Santa would have a burnt erse 🤣
Kicked it, seen it wobble and knew what was going to happenSome slick work going on there Rrrr
Looks like Keswick to me?It was absolutely heaving.
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Been there so many times and we like Keswick over the more hectic places like Ambleside because you can still talk to genuine locals in Keswick. The home of Falkus around Ravenglass is lovelyI think you're spot on, there.👍
Ok, Mare’s Tail / Horsetail update.You're making me think that my scorched earth policy - using the burner on the drive - is the equivalent of zero control. Ugh. I can't dig there, and it does seem to halt the spread. But maybe I'm just imagining that.
Your neighbour's garden sounds same size as mine. My garden is 20m x 5m, my front about 15m x 5m. I've a hawthorn hedge behind me, into a field. Drystone wall at the front, with field across the road. Neighbour to my left is a keen gardener; to the right, not so much lately. If I think about it, the mare's tail only appeared when the house on the right stopped taking care of their garden - because they have caring responsibilities now, I can't hold them to blame.
Each to his own and granted we haven’t had anything like that to contend with but our way of dealing with unwanted stuff has been to dig whatever it is up. Docks are a pain for this as the roots are so hard to destroy.Ok, Mare’s Tail / Horsetail update.
Last year I used ‘Diamond’ Glyphosphate Horsetail killer on a small section round the edge of our border.
It’s pretty potent stuff and killed everything in sight. If you can get ALL of the Horsetail in one go, then this will probably do the trick. However, due to the ongoing infestation next door, we will always get more growing through and under the dividing pathway into ours. I haven’t used it again.
That said, the growth this year is A LOT weaker and none of it has come back in the gaps between the stones in the path.
I think it will kill anything, but you need to be able to isolate your garden from additional growth if you want it to be effective as a killer. It’s so strong, I probably won’t use it again and if you do get some, read the instructions v carefully & definitely don’t use before rain.
With some robust picking as soon as it turns up, I think we’re happy that we can keep it under control.
I hope that helps. I wanted to see the long term effects before posting.
AndrewEach to his own and granted we haven’t had anything like that to contend with but our way of dealing with unwanted stuff has been to dig whatever it is up. Docks are a pain for this as the roots are so hard to destroy.
I just have a hard time believing that such things such as the slug pellets said to be harmless to hedgehogs exist.
If the last picture is how you ended your day sir I'd say it wasn't to bad at all 😁😁😜
I’ve reached the age where the first picture is more important than the last…If the last picture is how you ended your day sir I'd say it wasn't to bad at all 😁😁😜
That’s why I mentioned never having to deal with the stuff as I can imagine it being a case of needs must.Andrew
I’ve dug the docks and Brambles out of acres of ground over the years. We’ve never used any pesticides in the garden and only round-up gel once or twice on specific plants in the Mrs’s Flower beds.
I can dig and Harass the Horsetail out of the veg beds. It cannot be dug out of open beds or grass unless you want to sift every molecule of soil.
After 8 years of encroachment this was a last ditch attempt at herbicide.
Each to their own, as you say.