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Fast growing evergreen tree

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 08:42

The trouble with fast growing is they don't tend to stop when they hit their desired height. 

Have you thought of using staging instead to cover the harshness of the wall while a slower ever green (perhaps sweetpeas growing through it in the summer for instant bright colours) creates a feature of the area rather than loose more of your garden ?


Posted: 11/01/2016 at 07:28

Morning all. Had nightmares all night so tiredness is kicking in. I'm waiting for it to get light enough to decide whether to leave the house and go out somewhere today.  I'm tempted to spend the day under a blanket. 


Posted: 11/01/2016 at 07:25

Tiara, I have a large well established lawn that never normally struggles in the winter but these year sems to have been so moist it is just like yours.The dog has worn a muddy track into it! 

The best thing we can do is limit walking on the grass until things can settle down and recover (which I'm sure it'll do). If you need to access certain areas (I.e. is that an Igloo for hens we can see?) The green mesh plastic matting (you often see it at outdoor events held in fields) is good or paving slabs of course!

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Posted: 11/01/2016 at 07:15

Well I think you are lovely Verdun, and this forum a welcome relief when the garden too wet to do anything but swim in (whatever we talk about).


Posted: 11/01/2016 at 05:08

*hugs for Pat*


Posted: 10/01/2016 at 08:31

Morning all! 

Well I'm rather amazed that we weren't swept away with all the rain last night. It was awful! Today looks bright and full of potential so here's hoping it's a good day for us all.


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 18:57

Silent ph Hazel.


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 18:23

KEF: unless your family are apple users and more importantly are beautiful so you want to see their face when you talk to them by phone there is no advantage to having an over priced Apple.

I've a Samsung (S6) :  have had Samsungs for years as they seem to cope well with my clumsiness and have a battery life of an entire day (Apples are prone to lasting 8 hours). 



Posted: 09/01/2016 at 18:11

Evening all. If anyone needs feeding there's five lasagnes, six portions of chilli con carne, and a tray of hot sausage rolls...

I got a little carried away cooking dinner this evening. Still at least it means the freezer will be full for lazy evenings when cooking is rather too much hassle. (The sausage rolls might not see the night through). 

Unfortunately I haven't the space to make the doughnuts I originally went into the kitchen to make!

Partner has gone out so the hound and I are cuddling up with a film (and some sausage rolls).


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 09:19

Morning all!  I'm glad you're having a good time Hosta.

Cold and snowy weather expected here next week so I'll be making those winter preparations in the garden today. At last!

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