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Latest posts by daydaisy

neighbours fence

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 12:24

 I grow a Hydrangea petiolaris up my six foot fence without any problems. I trim it off at the top. The blackbirds love to nest in it. The fence does belong to me though. You could always plant small trees and bushes to make an attractive screen.

Fed up with the heat!

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 12:14

Gardeningfantic I'm so sorry that you feel 'under the weather'. I would have thought that you would have nice sea breezes on the Isle of Wight. My friend from Cornwall has just phoned me to discuss a BBQ she had with her family. I mustn't be jealous as here am I stuck in Cheshire!  Seriously though I do hope you feel better soon.

Is bindweed sticky?

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 14:05

Without a piccy I can't be sure but the "sticky" one sounds like Goose grass. Its seeds attach themselves to animal fur so that is a natural propagation method for the plant. Bindweed grows up and twists around any convenient plant and has a pretty white or pink trumpet flower. (A darned nuisance in my veggie patch)

Fed up with the heat!

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 13:57

I normally love the heat but have somehow caught a terrible cold (Yes, in July!) and I'm feeling really rough in the heat. Watering the plants in the evening is lovely though and first thing in the morning too.

Pesky Little Fellas

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 14:00

I had this  problem on a Bay tree. I did find out what it was but unfortunately cannot remember!   It did disappear in the end though with no harm done to the tree.

Dying plants

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 13:56

No point in starting feuds, it probably won't alter things if the neighbour is malicious. Dialogue could be useful with friendly people though.  I'm wondering if my Acer died from animal pee. I had a friend come to visit with her dog and another neighbour has several cats. I love animals so I couldn't complain if that is the case.

Dying plants

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 10:05

Thanks everyone for your replies. I think sharing my problems has helped!  My acer was not big enough to annoy anyone although the neighbour over that fence has got up to mischief before (without a cross word being spoken)  This mischief took the form of chicken carcasses being flung over my fence with the hope of killing my cat (now dead prematurely some years ago. still no cross words spoken!)  My ivy  bordered another fence and could have annoyed that lady I suppose, though she is a nice elderly soul. I never spray so I suppose I have to agree that malicious acts could be the problem. My ivy does appear to be sprouting from the bottom so tomorrow is another day.

Dying plants

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 17:33

The ivy  growing up my fence mysteriously died two months ago and now an Acer has suddenly died for no apparent reason. All the surrounding plants of both these plants remain healthy. What on earth is happening? What with this and the disappearance of my fish(second lot, netted in) I'm beginning to feel disheartened. I don't use pesticides and my neighbours two acers look healthy.  Cheer me up someone!

Stupid question!

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 19:52

Tim, you obviously don't have soil like mine. We have sandy soil which requires watering every day. Everything that goes on my soil goes to middle earth in a matter of days including compost from my compost heap.

Stupid question!

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 19:51

The best way is the hardest way (As always!)   that is with a watering can filled from a water butt (especially if you are on a watermeter ) I'm sure others have their own ideas which I will be interested to hear about.  

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