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gardenjeannie

Diddy, I just meant any of the exotics from that site, really.  I love to try anything unusual and would love to have a wee tropical paradise around my patio. The rest of the garden is mostly boring perennials that the ex planted.  

Heather, it's not neccessarily 'aftre 40'. I.m sure they chuck out your brain with the placenta when you have kids!

Diddydoit

GJ i am 54 yrs old and love to try something new in the garden,a good garden evolves and does not appear over night. I have my exotics but also came to terms that i was lacking the wild life in the garden ,so i intergrated old school with the new. now i am happy and content as could be,well I will when I can get my pizza oven put together.This is the last piece in my jigsaw.

gardenjeannie

Hi, Diddy. I also mix old school and new, and am keeping the plants that the wildlife love.  I have a 'cottage' type garden, mostly, but am changing areas at the moment.  My seating area at the corner nr the GH will become mostly bulbs and cutting flowers, with bee and insect flowers, scent, and texture.  With a nice arbour to hide from the kids if I can dothat without cutting my sun!  Will keep the cottage typr part in the middle edge, but change the 'boring' perennials for more wildlife friendly ones, and would like to add lots of exotic looking plants around the patio nr back door.

How are you building your pizza oven? Any chance of distructions, pls?  I make pizza from scratch, including the tom sauce for the base, and would love a real pizza oven!

Diddydoit

Apizza oven can be quite simple or very elaborate depending what you require. I hope to incoporate a BBQ into it also as i intend to use it a lot for parties.I will try to find you some links or better still just go to google and type in pizza ovens.

Going back to the flowers i found that GC were bring in different kinds of plants,push the old favourites to the back of the pile and these plants that are more trendy do not attract the bees and butterlies.

Emma1978

I was having such a good day......... until I received yet another letter from the council, this time a complaint about noise "banging doors and shouting". I hate my neighbour  Her complaints to the council regarding my garden have all proved groundless, so now she's going back to noise again!!! I wish she'd get another blumming hobby!!!

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Diddydoit

Some people are born that way Emma, my father in law is just like victor mildrew,Right misserable sod.Dont rise to the occation Emma. What was wrong with your garden anyway,I suppose that if i lived next door someone i would be annoyed if their weeds were coming into my garden, it's bad enough looking after your own garden.If the slamming of door's which on some cases of if you have the back door open and then open the front it will slam shut. have you tried putting those rubber buffers just inside the door frame,the ones that you have on cupboard doors.

Emma1978

There was nothing wrong with the garden. Apparently, I wasn't cleaning my hens out often enough (I do them every day), there was dog poo everywhere (my dog only goes outside when I do, and I always have a poo bag with me), and that there are rats (I'm outside for at least six hours a day, and my garden is viewable from my living and dining rooms, and I've never seen one). I've had chicks and unmunched veg - rats could take a chick easily. My chickens feed is brought into the kitchen every night. My garden is helping me recover from a nervous breakdown last Summer. When I was released from the hospital, I have made gardeing the centre of my world, I'm always out tending it.

This woman is starting to get on the councils nerves with her bogus complaints. It hurts me that she doesn't think my garden is as beautiful as I do

Diddydoit

Some people are strange arn't they, it is obvious that the council are ok  with the issue's and i personnaly know where you are coming from with the statement that you made about it being a form of therapy for you. It is done in this space that you have,which is your space and yours alone.I am no longer able to work myself due to illness,which is devastating for me as i hve worked all of my life providing for my family.My dwork was my life.Now all i have left is my family and  my garden which i live for.Without that i have nothing.So stay strong and dont give in.I used to have chickens which i hatched and cared for myself and sadley mr as mr foxy was hungry one night.I dont blame myself.

Chin up emma and sod her.

Diddydoit

Nice one tea i really like that one but i'd hate to be your neighbour "you flirt "lol.

Emma1978

Oh crikey lol I can't flirt with someone who doesn't even talk to me 

He stares at me through the wall as it is. It creeps me out. There's no way I'm going to start flirting with him lol

Diddydoit

Go on girl i dare you to do it,that will shut the bitch up,another way is go out collecting weed seeds and lob em in his garden at night  to give him something to do instead of blood moaning.

Emma1978

He's got enough of them in his 'lawn' lol

Three times a week he's out mowing stripes into it, edges it then HOOVERS up the clippings....... You'd have throught he'd get rid of the weeds in it too. Oh well......

Diddydoit

dont put up with it em,how old is the b...h and what state is her house in?

Emma1978

Well her garden is manicured to within an inch of it's life. all straight lines and very regimental (apart from the weedy lawn. I reckon shes in her early 60's, although to be honest it's hard to tell really.

Why do you want piccies Dolly lol

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sash

Hi Emma and everyone else on this thread. Ive thouroughly enjoyed reading through everyones chat. Its made me chuckle more than once. Diddy im with you on the enjoyment of the garden with a glass of wine till it gets too dark to see. And Emma i too have a miserable neighbour so i can relate with you also. My neighbour constantly moans about my dog howling which is rare and expected as she is part wolf! I loved the idea about the weed seeds. very amusing lol

Emma1978

lmao Charlie, I'd pay to see the look on the sour-pusses face hahahahahahaah

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mazzycheshire

We moved here last year, and I'm happy to say our neighbours are great now I have them under control...  Flirting does work, by the way...  ;-)

I knew very little about gardening before we bought this house, don't really know much now, but more than I did, I just love it, I have a well planted 100ft of garden at the back and a nice piece at the front too, I often sit out on the upper level at dusk with my dog, we both love watching the light go dim.  I also garden in the rain.  It's a whole new world, lol.

Diddydoit

Tut Tut mazzy flirting with people.

Diddydoit

Paddy and his missus were lying in bed one night when paddy turns to his wife and says,right that does it molly i'm going down i'm fed up with that bloody do barking all night long.Yap! Yap! Yap all bloody night.I,m going down to sort this out once and for all.5mins later paddy comes back upstairs and mollies cries,paddy what the hell have you done.Paddy replies,I've put it in our garden to see how they like it.