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What seasonal tasks would you like videos on?

24 January 2017 21:09:09

Hello all.

As we are all busy in our gardens, kicking off a new year, I thought I would ask this question. I would really appreciate your feedback.

Are there any particular videos you would like me to make on certain gardening tasks? For example, pruning is always popular at this time of year? What task are you about to do that you will need to look up first? Or what tasks do your friends ask your advice on because they need to do them and are unsure of how?

Thanks a million.


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roofy roofy 24 January 2017 21:21:58

Gidday Rachel,I,d like to suggest Rose prunning can never learn enough.

Jemo Jemo 24 January 2017 23:06:22

Hi Rachel...pruning established rambling and climbing roses...wisteria is another....thanks for the video suggestion...B

Jackie Jackie 25 January 2017 07:52:38

Great idea Rachel. But pruning is a terrific one. Maybe something like Top Ten Tips on what to do at this time of year or month by month.  What's growing in the garden this month and recommendations on how to have year round interest in the garden. Thanks. 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 25 January 2017 13:40:42

Lawn care might be popular.

Rachel Rachel 25 January 2017 13:47:23

Thank you, Roofy and Brian. Rose pruning is probably a good one.
I won't be able to do wisteria as mine is too young and I don't know someone who would let me loose on theirs :)
All good suggestions, Jackie, although they might lead to long videos.

You are probably right, Mary, about lawn care being popular. Thank you.

Please keep the suggestions coming!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 25 January 2017 14:04:33

Rachel, my front lawns are covered with moss and was wondering if you or any member here used Mo Bacter moss killer. I have been trying to buy it here in Waterford, but none of the DIY stores seem to stock it.

fran m fran m 25 January 2017 15:37:04

Just keep them coming LOL

Scrubber Scrubber 25 January 2017 18:07:34

I suggest mud wrestling as it is something I have never tried, watched or even thought about until your kind offer!That is if Norman consents also. Apart from that Id love something on continuation plantingeg what would follow on after one plant has finished too vague???? well then mud wrestling!

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 25 January 2017 18:48:34

Peter, you are beyond redemption. Met Lindy and Dilly yesterday in Ardkeen Shopping Centre.  She is calling to see us on Tuesday 7th. 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 26 January 2017 10:11:03

I have traced down Mo Bactor, but I went on to read that the temperature needs to be 12 degrees for it to work. Also with my research I discovered that the reason I have lichens in my lawns is because I have acid soil. 

Scrubber Scrubber 27 January 2017 18:05:31

No the reason you have lichens Mary is because they are the sign of a misspent youth. Did yer mother never tell you youd end up with lichens if you kept carrying on like that! Sr Josephine would agree that I was beyond redemption but I never had lichens on me lawn or if I had they werent there! (Trump logic) Sorry Rachel , any updates on the mud wrestling???

Rachel Rachel 27 January 2017 18:35:10

No mud wrestling for you, Peter. You've been far too bold!

Jemo Jemo 28 January 2017 11:14:16

Peter you make me laugh on this frosty non mud wrestling morning...


Rachel Rachel 11 February 2017 10:58:33

Mary, I'm just seeing that your message about the moss killer was directed to me. Sorry. I thought you were talking to one of the others. I have never used Mo Bactor but have a lot of moss this year myself. I also have acid soil. I've just spent days scraping moss from my tarmac drive and it was no picnic.

I have listened carefully to everyone's suggestions and am working towards making some of those videos. I know the videos are very short and simple but, surprisingly, there is a good bit of preparation that needs to go into them.

One video I'm not making though is mud wrestling! Naughty Peter!


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