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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 09:10

KEF - it's a deal .... lawnmower and extension lead in the garage

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 09:09

Woody, I have a special licence for my 'Cornish' pasties, awarded to me by the friend who taught me to make them - she was born in Falmouth so the Pasty Police have agreed that I'm a 'special case'

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 08:55

Welcome Pauline  

Good morning Lily   If you're putting the kettle on I'd love another mug of coffee - I'm making plans to sow the overwintering broad beans this morning, and possibly mow the lawns if the weather stays dry.  But I also have plans to bake a batch of 'Cornish' pasties .... busy busy busy

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 07:43

Oh , and morning Chicky, Lesley and anyone else who's about

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 07:42

Morning Clari

My Christmas present (gardening) list

Posted: Today at 07:39

I also need spelling lessons - gauge not guage

hornbeam hedge questions

Posted: Today at 07:28
AWB wrote (see)

I would consider a shrub rather than a tree. In my experience Hornbeam hedges need to be wide and tall to look good....

 

I'm a little puzzled that you should say that AWB  - hornbeam is well known for working well as a narrow hedge.  See my earlier post about the way MD uses it at Longmeadow and also an extract from this article http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/3344586/Adventures-in-hedges.html

" ,,,Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) is tolerant of a wide range of conditions, and its dense twiggy growth is ideal for cutting into detailed shapes, making it possible to create "windows", "doors" and interesting finishing touches to tops and edges. It is also possible to shape it into a very narrow hedge that produces a delicate, curtain-like effect...."

It's this aspect of its growth that makes it so suitable  to create  many well-known hedge mazes.  It can also be successfully kept as a short hedge - see the restored hornbeam maze at Woburn Abbey http://www.woburnabbey.co.uk/gardens/explore/hornbeam-maze/

My Christmas present (gardening) list

Posted: Today at 07:12

I want a rain guage and a decent sized shallow container for sempervivums to go by the front door.

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: Today at 07:09

What do we make of Archie? Is he a lean mean gardening machine - or a slightly portly gentleman with a moustache?  I'm going for the former

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Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02
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