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silver birch for front garden

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:57

Depends on the acer. I have a huge one!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:52

OH has gone to choir practice so shall watch TV, but nothing I want to watch before The Apprentice. It was on last night too, recorded it as OH doesn't like it, so shall watch that first.

Sorry, boring post, but nothing interesting to report. Stacked a load of logs this afternoon.

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:20

I suppose it depends a bit if it's sunny or shady. My parents' grave is shaded by the woodland next door. My first husband's grave is in the sun in a graveyard in Dordogne. I planted rockery plants and spread pea gravel over it.

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:17

We planted roses on my brother's grave years ago, but the maintenance chap mowed them down and we were told it was too awkward to mow if people planted up graves.

But the graveyard where my parents are has lots of planted up graves, some very pretty. Lots have bulbs and also there are a lot of hardy fuschias. Before my mother died we chose 3 hardy fuschias for my father's grave and they look lovely in summer. My mother is now in the grave with him so my brother dug everything up before her funeral and replanted them. Fuschias only need a visit in early spring to cut down the old wood.

My father gave me a horse called Lena and one of the fuschias is called Lena.

Screening my fence with a hedge

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:09

I love Wisteria but it isn't suitable for a wooden fence, nor is Hydrangea Petiolaris. I have both on a wall of the house and they are as big as each other.

It's hard to see exactly what you mean, though, without a photo.

Need help identifying (and saving) this small plant

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 09:02

I don't know either, but I wonder if you've overwatered her? A lot of house plants don't need watering as often as you think.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 08:58

http://www.maryloupeters.com/Assets/newsletter1012/Happy-Anniversary-BirdsFB.jpg

 Have a lovely day, Chickys.

We are going to supermarket and eating at Wok place, then stacking logs. Man cut a load on Monday. OH got back from UK yesterday, very tired and I didn't feel like log stacking on my own.

Monty's cat

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 21:01

So would I

Monty's cat

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:51

Cats have to poo somewhere, just wish it wasn't in the wrong place! A bluetit for a cat is like a chicken for us. Cats aren't the only ones with killer instincts. Humans have been pretty awful through the centuries.

Screening my fence with a hedge

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 18:41

My son planted an Eleagnus which worked pretty well. It's evergreen. Planting after leylandii you would have to enrich the soil with compost or rotted manure and dig it in. Here is a link to a hedging firm, I'm not intending to advertise them but their site has a lot of information about hedges. http://www.hedgesdirect.co.uk/acatalog/oleaster.html

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