Latest posts by Cangrandmafixiit

Electricity Pole

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 09:50

Just read Dave's post, he touched on something I'd not considered.but in front ,if it was me I'd do the grass the tallest I could find , a distance away from the pole but in front of it  .so at least  the eye would go to the grasses.

Electricity Pole

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 09:45

Your garden looks huge,

What about if you turned it into a feature ?

Would a evergreen clematis work ?

I know you would have to be careful because of the electric company but could you do a flower bed of sorts in the front, leaving enough room for any  maintainence  work on the pole,  tall sedges that would sway in the wind wouldn't take much looking after

and show a evergreen.   clematis on the pole.  

With the right sedges and grasses it could be a robust enough even for heavy footed workman to step on and not do damage.if there was damage then I think cutting them down to maybe eight inches or so and they would 're establish themselves..m

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 09:17


I hardly watch any on the day tv, I cant even tell you what is on tv for any particular day except Gardeners World

I key in to iplayer for Gardeneners  World and Beachgrove and anything else which interests me. I can  watch iplayer any time of day. Early hours of the morning with subs.

 I'm missing one  it seamless , what  is the third please?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 01:12

Our daughter  has just found out that she has a muscle missing .there is just a space where t he muscle should be.she went into hospital for a op regarding a.   h e rnia.after she came round they said her hernia that she had done a year ago is stilll intact .she has had a lot of excruciating pain and swelling they thought it a second hernia but found no repair needed and no muscle either.any advice .? The muscle was there o n her scan when she had scans done before her hernia op  last year. We don't know what to do.surgeon says he is baffled.

Plant disruption - Spring or Autumn

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 20:05

Isn't there any other areas  they can test the soil without coming into private you live in a rural area if not are there any parks they can find out what they need?

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 18:42

Hi Lyn sorry , I meant more ornamental grass seed

Flower thanks , is yours a pink pampas ? 

I already have the white  we could do a swap if so 

Anyone for Coffee

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 13:01

I put ours in the compost heap  ,didn't know about the slug thingy but I will try it

.no good giving it to verdun he won't be using it

not if he is still on his collecting sluggers scheme!

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 11:42

Ps the above should have read on the lookout for more different ones

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 11:40

I have some grasses ,  I don't know what The names are except  Carex bronze  Even that is a guess.I have another two,I boot them in a mixed packet.

They  are seeding at the moment if anyone would like a spray of each one please pm me. 

I am on the lookout for more. to add to the borders please , if anyone  could spare any, thanks .



Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 19:13

Looks like word has already got round to the slugs in my garden they are definitely more sluggish

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how have they performed ? 
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sorry who is this?

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sowing seed for next year

would you like to join my thread? 
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