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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

Plant ID please

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 18:32

Looks like a dandelion to me too. I think it's tap root was damaged (slug or something) and it's had to develop new roots which meant it was deprived of nourishment during growth.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 18:29

Hope you get some sleep tonight Yvie.

Spent the afternoon emptying pots of summer bedding and replanting with spring bedding. My Border Collie followed me about like Monty's Nigel.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 09:12

Meant Limoges airport! We're between the two.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 08:57

Morning all. OH just rang. He has landed at Bergerac airport, so home soon  But it was an early start for him, had to get up at 2am.

Blue sky.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 11:03

punkdoc, we need a photo of your younger self so that we can confirm that

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 11:01

That link says up to 21°, that's just nice weather not a heatwave! For us in Dordogne it's 23°, but we had that last week and yesterday afternoon.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 10:56

Frankie or Pixie to win. Good thing we all have different opinions or life would be so boring!

Glass V Polycarbonate Greenhouse

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 10:02

I have polycarbonate because my horses in the paddock next door gallop about kicking up stones. I've found it to be more insulating than glass.

Who's afraid of varginia creeper

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 10:00

I have the Virginia creeper with 5 separate leaves, not the more controllable palmate one (which I also have). Mine is absolutely rampant, not planted by me, planted by a previous owner over 30 years ago. It's popped up by wandering roots in flower beds where I don't want it, it's trying to suffocate the wisteria, hydrangea petiolaris, honeysuckle and a Felicité Perpetué rose. I've tried digging it up, cutting it down, spraying it, to no avail. It's now got into the veggie garden on the deer fence and it's growing in the woods. How did it get there? seeds? I hate it.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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no emails as well as small text

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reviews

why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
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Why did you all start gardening?

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