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Last weeks storm counrty round up

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 11:31

3 fence panels blew down and 3 weeks later waiting for the man to come back and finish them..garden ruined by rubble, also 2 massive dogs from next door getting in and leaving the biggest poos you've ever seen. painted the new fence panels, and my little westie managed to sit in green paint, even tho id put plastic everywhere.so not great.

also the man doing the fences is my brother in law making it very awkard all around but I cant say anything as he is not charging for the labour.cant wait for it to be finished so I can put my wellies on and start the tidy up.

The Bully and the Policeman

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 19:48

great poem!! well done

barking dogs

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 19:31

this all makes me so sad to read. why cant we all get on?

i have a problem with my neighbour, we dont talk now . she has 2 dogs that she thinks her son walks whilst she is out at her new job, he doesnt.so they bark, and are getting fat! my dog goes mad when they are outside, but as soon as she barks,she is told off,and knows she has to go inside,and she does!!

dogs cant talk so bark. people shout instead of barking.

would having a dog license help?probably not as the police/council dont have the manpower to go and check everyone who has a dog.

guns are not the answer tho.

smile,this irrates the hell out of them!

My evening last night - if I didn't laugh I'd have cried!

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 11:24

poor you!when things like this happen,me and my sister say"the planets must be out"im not sure what we mean by this,but in general,the fates were against you and there was nothing you could do.you have my sympathies!

Last year the wind whipped up my new (o.k.plastic)greenhouse up into the skies and brought it down with all my lovely veg in a big heap on the floor.I was hoping for better weather this year,and like you,dont bother with the weather forecasters!

I fear we are in for another rubbish summer,and have to start planning our gardens accordingly.not so many bedding plants for me;meditteranean plants and tender plants are a no no,choosing plants my grandfather used to.and also,no buying summer clothes its not worth it!!

sympathies again!!

Unsightly pipe work - Recomendations?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 20:44

Ive just bought a book "the garden problem solver"by readers digest for 50p from the nuneaton bookbarn.

It suggests a variegated ivy,as long as the mortar is sound.As it clings of its own accord,it says other climbers such as clematis alpina will be provided with a foothold.(which is violet blue in late spring)also suggests honeysuckle, or Hop - humulus lupulus.

Monty Don

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 18:25

did you hear radio 4 news at5pm?monty was on explaining what he meant,and he was so calm,and ended the report encouraging people to go to garden centres this weekend.

I think this is a non-story to start with;if the garden centres can really blame one peson for their entire industry not selling their stock thats crazy.

monty did say,why are they throwing away their stock?why not put it on clearance?ive bought lots from my local garden centre this way,even better,last year i was sent some vouchers and got loads of plants for 50p!

Peas

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 17:54

put them out!ive put mine out a couple of days ago,and theyre fine.direct sowing never worked for me,i think the mice/birds/whoever steel them.gutters are the way to go.im sowing climbing peas too,ive grown them before.broad beans too get them in!!

weathers warming up!

pruning old conifers

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 19:14

nothing kills conifers in my experience!lop as much as you can off the top first then the sides.but make sure you put long sleeves on,i did mine a few years ago and had an itchy rash!nice smell tho.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 19:11

lovely post!

Ive been out today too,the sun was shining,it was a bit windy,but i caught up with a lot of jobs and sat on my summer house steps with my dog and took a good look at my garden.Im happy too as the new dog from next door was outside too,and instead of going mad barking she was allright.

so happy happy joy joy spring had certainly sprung here in my garden!!

WEATHER this week

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 10:51

All of my windowsils are being used for seeds and Im still wearing a thermal long sleeved vest!!!

fed up with it..

when can I plant summer bulbs?!!packet says march.ha!

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