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My new garden...suggestions appreciated.

Posted: Today at 12:10

It will be very different when the tree is gone - do you know what I would do - I would try to find someone who would turn the trunk into a sculpture - you could have the most wonderful piece of original art there as part of your garden, to grow things around and over.  

if the bark is all removed the tree won't regrow.  

Artjak may have a contact, or contact your local art school and see if any sculpture students are looking for a woodcarving project.

What an opportunity !!!

Belfast sinks

Posted: Today at 11:49

Do they need repairing?  I would worry about using resins and glues etc because of any impact on wildlife.  I'd just regard them as part of the character of the pond - it's for wildlife after all, not the kitchen

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: Today at 11:44

If the boxes are covered make sure you mark clearly which way is up and that they mustn't be stacked!!!  Many lorrydrivers are gardeners and lovely people, but there may be the odd one who's just in one heckovarush!!! 

Brilliant news!!!


Posted: Today at 11:42
Thomas Wilkinson2 wrote (see)

I've noticed that they dont like smoke. I'm a smoker and have tried blowing the smoke on the aphids to see if they didnt like it like bees. that seems to get rid of some of them at least... but probably not the best solution...

I get it Thomas - you're trying to find reasons to carry on smoking .........  LOL

Raspberries in a greenhouse?

Posted: Today at 11:10

That's why I said net curtains - not net - birds don't get caught in net curtains just draped over the canes - after the fruits are formed and before they're ripe. 

What do you do or what did you do at work

Posted: Today at 11:07
David K wrote (see)
LorraineP wrote (see)

David - its the environment you work in and the people you work with that makes the difference to any job.  Are your work mates a good lot?


Riff-raff of the sort you would never believe!

David, you're not in politics are you? 

Talkback: Field horsetail

Posted: Today at 11:05

As its name suggests it is a weed of fields as well as gardens.  Farmers control it with weedkillers and regular cultivation - I've never heard of a field going out of production because of it. 


Posted: Today at 10:21

I think I'd go for a Prunus subhirtella 'Fukubana' - scroll down on this link and there's a description and pic - failing that there are other suggestions for small garden trees. 

One of the best scented small climbers I know of that is happy in  a container is Celine Forestier , but again, if that's not to your liking that website has a very good search facility down the left hand side of the page. 

Help...marestail and other nasties...

Posted: Today at 10:03

Yes David - they refer back to earlier posts.


Posted: Today at 10:01


re rose - how tall is the fence and how big a pot do you have?

re flowering tree - what  size is the area - what's the biggest the tree can grow to without being a nuisance?


re your weeping willow - is it a Kilmarnock willow?


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