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wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 05 5:27 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Oh, well in that case....

I wonder how dog proof they are? I was thinking of a sort of mini meadow/orchard. A few fruit trees (probably about 3!) some wild flowers in the turf, and a perfect excuse not to mow! The lawn is an oval, about 2 x 3 m, and hasn't be fed (except by the dogs if you see what I mean!) for several years.

I can always fence the dogs out while they get established, If I use chicken wire or something, the grasses would cover it, wouldn't they.

Oh, now look what you've gone and done - another new project! I'd vowed not have any this year!

Tristan



Joined: 29 Dec 2004
Posts: 392
Location: North Gloucestershire
PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 05 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Beware of gooseberry Early Sulphur, the reason it is hard to find is that it is a devil for mildew. If you've got a really open site with free draining soil, gooseberries will thrive there.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 05 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tristan wrote:
Beware of gooseberry Early Sulphur, the reason it is hard to find is that it is a devil for mildew.


Bugger, I've got Earlt Sulphur and Guido and heavy clay

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 05 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
Do we really need the lawn


Lawns are the most useless things in the world unless you've got any mad keen footballers in the family. Dig it up.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 05 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Fraid it's going to have to be a pot then (with good drainage, and plenty of air on the patio!) Unfortunately himself is refusing to let me have the meadow (Although the mention of the trees has got him to ask mr Grumps next door if we can rent his garden again!)

He says it will just look like we haven't mowed the lawn (I did tell him that's the whole point!) As I didn't want a lawn in the first place, and said that if he was going to have one, I was having nothing to do with it, so I can't push it too far! If we get next door I am allowed to have fruit trees and chickens (Still no meadow though!)

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