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  1. #111
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    Anyone know what you're supposed to do with Christmas roses this time of year ? I mean the low growing shrub thingie and not Roses.

    Do you cut down the leaves or keep them ?

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    dunno Dave. Normal roses you would cut back to 2 buds. Rosa regosa which is a bushy shrub that gets big if you let it and gives you hips you can cut back when the hips are gone after first frosts.. they are tough as old boots
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    I've got a big lawn so I've got a lot of cuttings , finally after 9 years I cannot get anymore in the compost area , the last week or so I've been forking it out into a barrow and using as weed suppressor . The dense , compactness of each fork load means its tough going so I do five barrow loads a day , nearly there . Here's to the next 9 years of mowing

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    i always let my grass go brown before composting it and added old compost to it in layers. green grass doesnt compost so well. once lawn is right height its just as good, nay better to let it lie on grass and cut it just a little a lot. it then self fertilises the lawn
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    I see my flowerbeds are sprouting Goosegrass. That's the horrible stuff that leaves little sticky bobbles all over the dog and my clothes. I'll have to spray it with weedkiller, otherwise it'll take the whole garden over. It grows like mad and invades every place it can. I've had a problem with it for a year or two for some mysterious reason.

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    Got the Goosegrass weedkillered. Glyphosate is weird stuff, you spray the weeds and nothing tends to happen for ages, then a week or so later everything curls up and dies. On Ivy, it can take two or three weeks to work. Give me big bag of Sodium Chlorate anyday.

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    got that goosegrass as well.. makes a mess of you
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    I'm getting rid of it before it gets a proper foothold. It went bonkers last year, I was ripping up mountains of it.

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    Lovely day today. Been doing some gardening in between dealing with customers..

    The driveway is pea shingle over tarmac, which looks nice but this Winter I have noticed quite a few patches of moss/algae growing. I saw some last Summer and gave it a dose of heavy duty weedkiller but it didn't seem to stop it growing and spreading. Any ideas what I can use, other than a flame-thrower ?

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    Salt.

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