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Quince Tree

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 13:34

Can you grow it in a pot?

Front garden

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 14:52

Hi all, I am finally getting around to redesigning my front garden! I would love some suggestions for hardy, evergreen shrubs that can cope with being in a very sunny position, but on a busy road and are low mantainence. The border is about 5m long and the wall about 1m tall, and ideally I'd like the plants to grow high over the wall to give us some privacy.  

I'm also hoping to plant them in the next few weeks - would that be sensible?

Thanks in advance!

Unwelcome visitor

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 18:41

Guys - thanks for all the advice - I have to say that I don't have the stomach for killing things ( especially not with a gun- what?? ) so I think pest control is the way to go. I haven't seen him since so I'm hoping that the overgrown garden next door will lure him back when he finds no sustenance in my garden! 

I agree that things need to be taken in perspective and I'm trying to be sensible - its a garden after all and I do want wildlife to be welcome - but just not rats, especially as it means I can't feed the birds like I used to!!! Am I a bad person?


Unwelcome visitor

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 18:00

Blackest - we are careful not to leave food ouit but unfortunately it seems to be the bird feeders that attracted it in the first place! I haven't refilled them since but I am torn- I really want to feed the birds through the winter!

Maud - that sounds like the stuff of nightmares!

Waterbutts - there is building work going on but it's quite far down the road. Sadly a lot of houses on our street have very overgrown front and back gardens - lots of renters so inevitable I guess.

Unwelcome visitor

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 15:06

Welshonion - nope, no guns around here! I only object to poison because of the chance of birds or visiting dogs eating it by mistake!! I've only seen the one so far but its a big one and I worry about it coming inside the house.

Unwelcome visitor

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 14:49

I have recently seen a rat in the garden which seems to be coming in from the very overgrown, neglected garden next door.. I am horrified!! What to do? I don't want to put down any poisons, so any thoughts on how to discourage this visitor much appreciated!!


Posted: 06/03/2013 at 10:21

Thanks Nutcutlet - I'll get on to that this weekend!


Posted: 04/03/2013 at 15:54

Thanks guys - I'm going to try a bit of both - sow some straight in and others in seed trays - fingers crossed!!

Tree Lily

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 11:42

Hi folks, I'm waiting for a delivery of Tree Lily "Picasso" bulbs from T&M - just wondered if anyone has tried these? If so, any top tips?


Posted: 25/02/2013 at 15:50

Hi all, I got given a lovely pack of mixed wildflower meadow seeds for Christmas, and I'm wondering about the best use for them? I have a large patch of ground where we have recently removed a fir tree, and I was planning on creating a mini wildflower meadow there as I've been advised they like poor soil. Should I just scatter the seeds and hope for the best???

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