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Posted: 29/12/2014 at 15:55

Just what I was thinking, Dove. How heartbreaking. Is there any insurance that would pay, either yours or neighbour's - seeing as it's their tree that caused the damage? When next door farmer's cows wrecked our lawn the farmer's insurance paid to have it repaired.

What decorative stone to use?

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 11:37

http://simplypaving.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/500x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/S/t/StoneFlair_by_Bradstone_Bamburgh_Mill_Paving_Olde_Blend_Large_Patio_Pack_-_10.90_m2_Per_Pack_16.jpg

 

There are so many different styles and colours of paving. It also depends on personal taste and budget. This is my favourite sort of paving but it's probably expensive.

 

What would you do?

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 11:21

I would plant another silver birch for continuity and they aren't too heavy. I would plant a mixed hedge from the shed as Gemma suggested and the bulbs and flowers that Dove suggested. Anemone Blanda would be pretty too. But I would not have a pond, too many leaves would fall in, too shaded, the ground is probably full of roots so it would be hard to dig. I agree with Nut about the conifers, especially that rather dense looking one in line with the roof ridge tiles in the second photo.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 11:08

Carry on punkdoc, offload as much as you need. Was that just because of snow or have there been gales? I would be really upset about the greenhouse, what a mess to clear up, and an expense. Would insurance pay for another?

Have fed the horses and walked the dog, he wasn't that keen. It was -8°, but blue sky.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 22:47

Sorry LilyP, missed your great news, seen it now, congratulations.

2015, here we come!

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 22:45

I agree with Lyn, annuals best sown from March, except Sweet Peas. The ones I sowed in February last year, apart from the Busy-Lizzies and Lobelia, went leggy.

Dilemma........wot to choose?

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:55

I like colour, so did Christopher Lloyd. Great Dixter looked wonderful when all the ladybird poppies were out. Yes, Chicky, rudbeckias are another must for me.

SNOW!!!

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:16

No snow here yet, but was -6° a few days ago. Hasn't got above 0° today and there is a biting wind. Son drove back up motorway to just south of Orleans and there was some snow.

2015, here we come!

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:12

When the snowdrops start pushing through. I love snowdrops, I'm trying to divide them just after flowering and plant them everywhere where I have hostas and late flowering plants.

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