Hi from Sunny Hampshire :)

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Hi from Sunny Hampshire :)

Post: # 194707Post hippymaid »

Hi!

I've not written on a forum before so hope I am writing this in the right place??

I moved to my new place last June and having spent a lot of time DIYing it is now time to work on slightly taming my garden ... I have two small patches that I want to grow veggies on ... both contained couch grass - One has been cleared as best I can and the other is still being looked at with a 'paddington bear hard stare' just in case that will save me a lot of digging!

I have looooooads of herbs which I brought with me in pots and hope to transfer some of them in to my borders which are currently cultivating wonderful weeds and an unidentified triffid :flower:

The beautiful apple tree at the bottom of my garden fell over in the wet and windy weather but seems to be very happy in its new position and blossoming beautifully :thumbright:

Looking forward to chatting to you all on here and hope you all have a fabulous bank holiday weekend! (With Sunshine!)

TTFN

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Re: Hi from Sunny Hampshire :)

Post: # 194709Post Merry »

Morning! And welcome to Ishers.
I`m sure that you`ll have some great chats here. People are so helpful and friendly (and funny).
I hope that the weekend will be sunny, too.
Perhaps with some rain at night, though.
My allotment is most fiendish dry............................. :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Hi from Sunny Hampshire :)

Post: # 194710Post Green Aura »

Hi hippymaid and welcome to Ish :wave: You have, indeed, posted in the right spot and a great first attempt.

If you have a jungle of weeds why not see if any of them are edible. At least while you're clearing them you can get a few freebies along the way :lol:
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Re: Hi from Sunny Hampshire :)

Post: # 194718Post Touchwood »

Hi Hippymaid :wave: welcome to ish,
Like you, we've not long moved and are in the process of trying to convert several years of neglect into a usable veggie patch. :scratch: Our's has a lot of nettles, so as already suggested we've tried to make use of them with some good results :icon_smile: and some not so good :pukeright:
Good luck, let us know how you get on.

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Re: Hi from Sunny Hampshire :)

Post: # 194731Post pelmetman »

Hello from us :wave:

Sure you will get loads of tips for your new garden. There are always so many interesting topics on this site.
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Re: Hi from Sunny Hampshire :)

Post: # 194740Post hippymaid »

Hello All!

Thank you for your warm welcome!

My weeds are mostly couch grass and ivy (are they weeds) - are there any good uses for them?

Oh and I will be cutting down a holly tree (as I have several) unless anyone would like it?

Thanks again

TTFN

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Re: Hi from Sunny Hampshire :)

Post: # 194741Post becks77 »

Hi there,
Welcome to ish :wave:
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Re: Hi from Sunny Hampshire :)

Post: # 194748Post jim »

Dear Hippymaid,

Fordingbridge is a lovely bit of Hants. There are quite a few 'amsher 'ogs here! May the tribe increase!

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Post: # 194755Post Merry »

If you steep couch grass in water until it`s soggy and stinky it makes a good feed when strained.
We are stardust, we are golden, and we`ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.

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Post: # 194795Post Gert »

Welcome :flower:

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Post: # 194803Post thesunflowergal »

:wave: and welcome from Sunny Wiltshire.

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Post: # 194811Post fran »

Hi and Welcome from rainy (hurrah) Essex :wave:
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Re: Hi from Sunny Hampshire :)

Post: # 194835Post hippymaid »

Hello All!

:flower:

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Thank you for the lovely welcomes :)

:grouphug:

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Re: Hi from Sunny Hampshire :)

Post: # 194873Post benner »

Hello from Southampton.
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Post: # 195420Post Millymollymandy »

Hi and welcome!
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