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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 13:51

just got back from garden centre!! spent a lot of time in the sale section of one, really wanted evergreens for my front garden, ooh what choice! I was very restrained tho. and actually looked at labels !!!!

didn't want a massive thug having got rid of 5 huge "dwarf" conifers that the previous ownder had put in...


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 21:39

me being excited! woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 19:55

hopeless year for tomatoes!! cold may and june, only just getting some now.

helped my dad nearly kill himself by getting out an old shrub -  he thinks he's 21 not 81 - then went to a gardening job and had a red face after 2 much sun! didn't think it would be so hot and forgot my hat.

looking forward to a day off tomorrow, going to the garden centre woo hoo!!

Cool Council!

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 19:47


I have to stop feeding the birds in my garden

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 19:45

there was a programme about this subject on tv, next door were plagued by rats, and it was a bird feeder from next door, but the chap had also put dog food on the floor and water for hedgehogs!

a lot of councils these days charge as well! ours did. I back onto allotments and have had problems in the past, but the neighbours have bought cats which seems to have put them off,for you say, we are all living 6 foot away. apparently...yuck!!

Buddleja for just a year.

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 18:56

I cut my budleigha back hard every year that I had it and it still grew massively. it was also overgrowing the fence on my front garden making it difficult to go past without bashing it. 

I put a lot of effort into my garden.

Buddleja for just a year.

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 16:17

ive just got rid of a buddleigha that went completely massive after 3 years. the roots were really deep and it took a long time to get it out. I would never plant one again. having said that, I don't know what sort it was as I was given it...

in its place I have lots of foxglove and other bee and butterfly friendly plants.

defra considers it a weed. david Attenborough says we all should have one.

sorry david !

powder puff tree

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 20:25

hi guys

my sister lives in Florida, and has just cut down a powder puff shrub/tree. I think its called a calliandra. she has got down to the roots, and wants to know how to get rid of them completely as she is worried they are very near to her house.

ive had a look online, and all I can find is don't plant them as they are invasive or how to care for them!

she was thinking of putting bin liner on the roots to stop the sunlight, I haven't heard of this, then drilling holes, but ive only heard of doing this to a tree stump.

baring in mind this is florida, where things are tropical and plants can get out of hand, any ideas on how to get rid of the root?!!

many thanks



Posted: 30/07/2015 at 21:26

ooh i think we could all do with a nice cup of tea and a sit down!

seriously tho,  it is horrible when you go outside and garden, and a human being or an animal upsets you.

my neighbours 2 dogs hardly ever get walked, and when they do go out into the garden they go mad and bark (don't blame them) but it means me and my dog go in. My dog starts barking, I look at her, and she knows! time to go inside. I tell her only common dogs bark for no reason!! (she looks at me like im mad for spoiling the fun) and we go inside and have a cup of tea.

Ive had so much upset with them next door that now I just don't want to have anything to do with them. that includes being in the garden at the same time.

like my husband says

"not my circus, not my monkeys"

Neighbours tree

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 18:41

it does make you wonder why these trees/plants are thought suitable for our british gardens!!

I had a eucalyptus tree when I first moved in here, and my dad told me to get rid of it straight away, he said it sucks all the good stuff out of the soil, and it was where I wanted my veg plot.

then my brother in law gave me a bamboo and I put it in the same place, my dad screamed "no!!!!" get it out! so I did.

that was 10 years ago.

im still learning, but always listen to my dad..

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