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hornbeam hedge questions

Posted: Yesterday at 05:14 has more info.

hornbeam hedge questions

Posted: Yesterday at 05:09

I would consider a shrub rather than a tree. In my experience Hornbeam hedges need to be wide and tall to look good.

I would consider Pyracantha, it's evergreen has attractive berries, grows quickly and has thorns, much more suitable in my opinion.

Monty don new series

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 08:05

My mother use to say that you appreciate something more if you work to get it.

these new gardens will be loved a lot longer than those produced by a team of people over three days.

a years hard work creates a bond, the triumphs and disasters will be remembered.

MD is the right person to host the programme  and does it very well.

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 04:33

The Secret Life of Trees, Colin Tudge.



Posted: 10/10/2014 at 07:11

Wouldn't want UKIP in power or indeed the Lib Dems, but do think they stop the excesses of both the Tories and Labour.

In my experience gardeners would make the best politicians, they make plans for the future, accept failure and try again, communicate with others ( this forum a prime example) and share their knowledge and produce.

Greenhouse Gallery

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 09:23

Digger one of the benefits of retirement is to indulge yourself, spending the kids inheritance.

Greenhouse Gallery

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 09:20

You make me seem positively lazy, which I am on occasions. Every year I resolve to be neater tidier and finish one task before starting another.

i have learnt not to overstock the greenhouse and therefore get better crops of tomatoes and peppers.

Greenhouse Gallery

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 09:06

 Filling up fast with Angels Trumpets, Cannas, Dahlias, Fuchsias,Bananas and Oleander. Where does the time go,it only seems like yesterday that I was shifting everything outside.


Posted: 18/09/2014 at 09:55

Another example of an Englishmans  fair play, as you say, an example to the world.

Random question but why....

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 09:52

Only joking, I encourage them into the garden.

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