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Need to replace what I think is box

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 09:54

I agree with Dove, but leaning more towards the crab apple. Blossom in spring, fruits in autumn, right size for a front garden, variety of colours.


Posted: 30/12/2014 at 09:37

Morning all.
No particular plan for today. Could do more ironing sitting in front of telly, could hoover sitting room floor.

-3° this morning, but no frost, cold and grey. But warmer than yesterday when it was -8° with a frost.


Posted: 29/12/2014 at 16:20

Don't let a certain person upset you KEF. Not worth it. Have another wine and enjoy your family gathering.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 16:19

Whenever Mike posts like that it's always late and he's wallowing in self pity. Has he been drowning his sorrows? I lost my husband when I was 47 with 4 children at Uni and school. You just have to get on with it and life picks up. Do some voluntary work and think of someone else.

What decorative stone to use?

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 16:13

I don't think I understood what you meant by "decorative stone". Do you mean stone like gravel or chippings? I thought you meant paving stones. We have pea gravel (on a membrane to stop weeds) around OH's shed, looks good, cheap and easy to do.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

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


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.


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.

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