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Latest posts by Daisyheadcase

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 09:19

I'm very lucky, both of my immediate neighbours are lovely, and there's not too much bother from the whole street, summer barbeques and parties but that's about it.  I'm inclined to go with stinky plants, and perhaps a drastic redesign if it bothers you so much, that's what I would do.  And I would probably be a little blunt with her, in a polite way, Dove's suggestion is excellent.  Oh and a water feature is also good, something with a pump that constantly bubbles and provides a peaceful distraction.  My old neighbours had a couple of small ponds with carp and the sound of running water all the time was lovely.

Hope you find a solution to the problem, keep us posted.


Posted: 27/06/2013 at 09:07

Morning all! Guess who overslept, woke up at 8am and had to drive son to school? Having a relaxing cuppa now before I hit the garden.

Matty, enjoy your holiday!

Gilly - just have a look, there's no harm in that

Bev - enjoy your day, the beach drive to work sounds divine.

I'm on 2 nights now so I will be sleeping this afternoon and working all night.  Won't be back in the land of the living until Saturday lunchtime. Take care!

Your pets in the garden

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 09:01

I don't have pets - I already have 2 children and a full-time job so I decided many years ago I would not have another hassle.  When I retire I'm having a dog (either a Staffordshire or an English Bull Terrier, haven't decided yet!) but woe betide if it digs up the garden or eats the plants.....

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 20:33

Well done Bev, glad it went ok.  Evening all been out all day but mostly weeding and burning all that pyrancantha, escallonia, (possible) cotoneaster, dogwood and viburnum.  Mostly done, although there's still more to chop down at the weekend. Hey ho.  Did pot up my acer and try to rescue the bay so all is not lost.  Off to do some watering now and feed the tomatoes, then bath and bed.  Goodnight.


pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 20:29

What a lovely garden!


Summer has arrived

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 14:51

Nice pics Mattbeer.  I have a poppy royal wedding, it bloomed for 2 days then dropped all the petals.  I was a bit disappointed to say the least.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 14:49

Just been catching up on all your lovely pics.  Deano, I think I need you in my garden!!!  Anyway here's a few from today and the last couple of days:

 Hope you all enjoy.  I'm making progress in the back garden, but nothing interesting to post on here, it's all still a bit of a mess I'm afraid.

Take care all.


Can I save them?

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 14:30

Well I know it's been a few weeks but thanks for the advice; I finally got round to repotting today, here's the bay now:

I took it out of the pot, cleared all the weeds and most of the old compost (I think there may have been a grub of some sort nestling at the bottom of the compost but it will have been binned with the rest of the unwanted stuff), and then repotted it in John Innes no2 and some grit.  It's a bigger pot as the roots were intact and obviously needed more room.  I hope it survives and I'll update this thread if I get new growth.

Acer advice needed

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 08:30

Still haven't planted out the acer due to weather and work.  However today is a day off and the weather is good so I'm off to do it NOW!!! Thanks for the tip on the cherry, Jess - I was thinking of that one as I believe it's fairly small and slow-growing.  Still having a dilemma about pot size, but I'll decide when I get out there and get my hands dirty.


Posted: 26/06/2013 at 07:09

Probably a bit late but GOOD LUCK BEV don't let anyone get to you


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