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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 16:35

BL, glad mare's tootsies are picking up, so to speak

Wintersong - well done on the negotiating!!!

Coconut oil's very good for cracked skin apparently - just been reading up on it. 

Windy here too - I've just got the washing in and had to rescue a pair of OH's undies from the grape-vine across the garden

I've been wading through piles and piles of filing - because we've been storing stuff in the study out of the way of the decorating, I've been unable to reach the files to put paperwork away - isn't it amazing how it mounts up?   I've made a bit of a dent in it but still plenty to do.  I suppose there's quite a bit because I have the Aged P's stuff as well as ours.

Son's car had a problem this morning so he borrowed a car to visit Pa for his birthday.  I've just heard from my brother who visited this afternoon who said that neither Aged P remembers son visiting this morning - I won't tell him of course, but it's so sad

Lawned - is it a word

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 15:36
Welshonion wrote (see)
Would turfed not look odd in an estate agent's description?

I think that implies that it has been laid with turf, whereas it might have been originally sown.

Willow Trees

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 15:11

Growing something because it's happy in boggy ground is one thing - growing something to try to reduce the bogginess is something else entirely and I wouldn't do it - it won't work. 

I've just found your earlier thread about the drainage problem http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/new-build-new-garden/606477.html

any more ideas folks?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 13:51

Matty, it's only recently I've had this virus, before that I was as fit as a fiddle and the GP was so pleased with  me that I skipped out of the back door and fell over and broke my wrist - remember?  I normally never get bugs.   

It must be spring - I can hear a lawnmower

Willow Trees

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 13:25

In my experience a willow wand or withy will catch up with a 15' tree in a very few years .

Willow Trees

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 11:50

But the original poster is talking about buying trees that are already 15ft tall - would you coppice them?

Willow Trees

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 11:34

I know it as the Corkscrew willow - they grow around 10m tall and they don't take that long about it either.   Big trees for a garden.

Pear Pruning

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 09:57

Hi Nicky   I would contact these people http://www.orangepippintrees.co.uk/articles/fruit-tree-fans-and-espaliers for their advice.  They're usually very helpful.

disappearing daffodils?

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 09:30

Last year was very dry and daffodils do like a good soaking every now and then ...?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 09:27

Thanks all - I'm much better now - think it must've been an 'early morning thing' and the tail end of the bug. 

Becky - we're not keen on 'nice and warm', and who'd do all that needs doing in the garden?  Getting out there in the promised sunshine this weekend will probably clear my head

Hosta ... that's so nice

Verdun ... good luck

KEF ...

Smiles to everyone else too numerous and busy to mention

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