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silver birch for front garden

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:40

Not sure about Magnolias' requirements, but there are many different varieties; Spring flowering, Autumn flowering etc. They are quite common in small London front gardens, so I assume they don't cause problems. There is one in Holland Park Avenue that I use to love seeing.

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:36

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62098.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 TBird, I had to get the size smaller than I normally take as they are made pretty large.

Moles in my compost bins.

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:31

I agree with Dove, turn the compost and every time you pass by hit the bin with a cane. Are they plastic bins (Daleks) or timber bays with carpet on top?

If you can get hold of one of those irritating birthday cards that whines 'Happy Birthday' for ages, put that in the bin, I believe they last for about 3 weeks before the battery runs out.

A shovel of horse manure will help replace the worms and also may be disliked by the moles. My neighbour swears by a mechanical mole catcher, but that does involve killing them.

Talkback: Feeding garden birds

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:20

Thanks FG

Glass V Polycarbonate Greenhouse

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:19

I have safety glass in mine. But I agree with the above, allotment= polycarbonate.

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:16

I had to google 'backdoor shoes' and discovered I have some; £4.00 from Wilkinsons. Very useful and so comfy I even wear them in the house sometimes. My neighbour got some that are lined with fluffy stuff and I'm a bit jealous

silver birch for front garden

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:05

A lot of front gardens have a Magnolia, which is pretty spectacular.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:01

Lesley, I love the colour of that fuschia (?); what type is it?

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 11:52

This morning took muttette for a walk and my knees got completely soaked (the gap between jacket and wellies) and had to use hair dryer on mutt - she loved it to my surprise

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