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MartinB's Journal

MartinB's Journal

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Gardening with Deborah

07 May 2010 20:05:59
Gardening with Deborah

Gardening with Deborah

Deb is like a wild mustang, she will plant anything without fear.Here is Japanese knotweed coming up for the summer. It is contained but escapes on a regular basis and vigilance is needed. This plant can go 15 metres underground to find a new place to come up, and it is sneaky too for it will send runners out a good way before coming up. Someone once told us that his one was not spreading, until he phoned us the next year with strangled cries.


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Jacinta Jacinta 07 May 2010 20:10:28

Ha ha. Arghhhh! Not good for Deb. Her reputation is at stake here, and your back!! I guess YOU will have to dig it up!!!!!


Clara Clara 07 May 2010 20:13:45

Very funny you are both true gardeners I wish I could get Greg interested but if it is not got a motor two or four wheels,  he is great doing all the hard work but no gardening will dig a bit if I needed it  


Rachel Rachel 07 May 2010 21:42:16

Oh my god. Sounds like a death wish to me!!!


LNolan LNolan 07 May 2010 21:45:36

You're very lucky Martin that both of you are interested in the garden. Unfortunately for me, my wife sees the garden as a chore.


rosburke rosburke 07 May 2010 22:05:45

I am the same here, Noel sees the garden as a chore, will help out with some of the heavy stuff, but I usually pull and drag it myself.


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