Re: [gardeners] Re: Am I the only sinner left?

George Shirley (
Fri, 19 Sep 1997 16:40:25 -0500 (CDT)

At 07:05 AM 9/19/97 -0700, you wrote:
>>It hit a hundred again here today and no rain or relief in sight. Gonna have
>>to water the stuff on the front and back knolls tomorrow or its gonna croak.
>>Finally talked Anne into letting me move about 8 or 9 azaleas over to the
>>area on the east side of the yard by the red oak tree. Gonna make a mass
>>planting there with stuff growing around it. Will take about 200 square feet
>>out of lawn production. Gonna make a single row, two feet wide the length of
>>the west fence to plant climbing stuff and then its dig up the area adjacent
>>to the carport to put the yarbs in the ground. Come on cool weather.
>George, they've had a recent thread running on OGL.  I don't know whether
>you're back on there or not. Tony and Moira from NZ are advocating no-till
>flower and veggie beds...put at least 10 sheets of newspaper on top of sod,
>in the configuration you want your bed, water it down then top it off with
>5 to 6 inches of compost. By spring it will be good to plant in, and you
>don't have the sod removal effort.  If you want to wait until
>spring...Best, Margaret
Yeah, I've done that before and it works pretty good. I'm too impatient
right now, wanna get that strip planted for fall. Thanks,