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Online Twizseven

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #435 on: November 05, 2018, 08:29:57 PM »
Jo,

I've had a couple of what I thought were large stumps removed with a stump grinder but they pale into insignificance compared to that beast.  Both my trees were over 40ft tall.

One thing I have found though is that if any of the ground up stump is left in the ground when it rots down the ground sinks and a large quantity of mushroom/toadstools appear.

Colin

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« Reply #436 on: November 17, 2018, 02:49:24 PM »
Fingers and toes it rots naturally Colin  but the latest I got them to help with won't rot it will try growing again  :disappointed:

It was too good an opportunity to miss: After I cut off the tops, the offer of a sticky whotsit managed to get the boys to pull out the nasty green bamboo roots  :cartwheel: but they generously left me with the Laurel to dig out by hand :Doh:

A lot of forking through later and the bits of bamboo roots are out of the bed and I now have the heap of lumps of bamboo roots to try to sweet talk the boys into moving somewhere were I can burn them  :)

Its nearly workshop time  :whoohoo:

Jo
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« Reply #437 on: November 17, 2018, 03:00:48 PM »
Hello Jo

That's not gardening. That's landscaping. It's going to open up the front aspect of the house very nicely

I think we will have to rename you "Capability Jo" in deference to "Capability Brown" the eminent victorian landscape gardener.

Dont' overdo it

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« Reply #438 on: November 17, 2018, 04:11:08 PM »
Hi Mike,

That's not gardening. That's landscaping. It's going to open up the front aspect of the house very nicely

Sadly that is my neighbour's house and I would prefer not to see it at all  :ShakeHead:. The plan is to put gravel boards with a 6ft high close boarded oak fence along the boundary, with Japanese Acers around beds along fence with the beds mulched with the bamboo tops.

While I had my back turned the mole has been busy  :rant:

Jo
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« Reply #439 on: November 17, 2018, 04:49:24 PM »
That's not a mole!

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #440 on: November 17, 2018, 05:50:38 PM »
Is that really a mole?  That looks WAY bigger than any mole hill I've ever seen.  Unless those are really small little shrubs there?
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« Reply #441 on: November 17, 2018, 06:08:07 PM »
Hello Kim,

Don't you have Giant European Moles on your side of the pond?

I think the Latin name for this particular variety is Hoaxus Giganticus.

Mike     :mischief:
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« Reply #442 on: November 17, 2018, 06:37:22 PM »
Its the same variety that are used in this country to make moleskin coats  ::)


I suspect its got a friend into help after I tried to encourage it to move out by putting central heating oil down its runs  :-X

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« Reply #443 on: November 17, 2018, 07:55:50 PM »
Its the same variety that are used in this country to make moleskin coats  ::)

Going by the size of those hills you may be getting mixed up with Donkey Jackets ;)

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« Reply #444 on: November 17, 2018, 08:46:52 PM »
Have you noticed you don't see them bounty hunters and mole skinners around so much these days?

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #445 on: November 17, 2018, 09:18:15 PM »
Have you noticed you don't see them bounty hunters and mole skinners around so much these days?

Mike
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