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Re: Making a molehill...

Madame Emile blah blah blah huh??  LOL.
Rain - what DOES that look like?  I've forgotten.
Watered for 5 1/2 hours today. Yikes on the next water bill. Like my
neighbor Pat said this afternoon, we're going to have to stand on street
corners to pay it this summer. Scary.........

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@islc.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 18 May 2003 19:22:03 -0400

>YOW! Sounds like a lot of work. I was totally unmotivated today but did
>manage to get some  yard things accomplished. Removed some yellow flag iris
>out of my 'Tamora' roses as they were taking over. I can actually see the
>roses now. Planted a 'Madame Emile blah blah blah" ( I forget the rest)
>hydrangea that is truly stunning. it's a mophead but the flowers are HUGE
>start out white and turn pale pink.
>Weeded the rose bed, and cut back a ton of verbena and licorice plant that
>has been attacked by spider mites and put did-sysotn on them. Didn't want to
>use it but we are talking infestation here.
>it was too hot and humid to work, rained off and on while I was outside,
>then we went under a tornado watch until further notice so I've been inside
>for a while.
>Andrea H
>Beaufort, SC
>Zone 8b
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Kitty Morrissy" <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
>To: "Agardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2003 4:55 PM
>Subject: [CHAT] Making a molehill...
>> Well, I have finally set to work making a molehill out of my mountain of
>> soil.  8 yards may not seem like much, but it takes time to move it by
>> the cartload.  They dumped it out front about the end of March and I've
>> used some for containers for my sale, but most of it is still there and
>> beginning to develop a slight collection of weedlings. So I've
>> incorporated elements of various methods suggested on the list.  I
>> expanded the bed under the maple in back by laying newspaper, lasagna
>> style, and covering that with a thick layer of straw that I need to get
>> rid of, and topped it all with a layer of good soil.  We'll see how that
>> does.  Tackling other areas as well - 1 yd down, 7 to go....  If I ever
>> get it all moved, I'll then have to order a load of mulch! Good day to do
>> it, too.  Overcast.  Don't think I've seen the sun for weeks, but at
>> least the rains are at a standstill. Kitty
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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