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Posted: 12/09/2015 at 10:20

Wonky - If I remember correctly there were showers on the morning of your wedding, but in the afternoon 'the sun came out and dried up all the rain' and by the time you and lovely hub came out of the church at 5.30ish the it was beautiful and sunny - just right for a Caribbean steel band, Rapping, hog roast and ice cream wedding party into the night   Give your cousin a Huge Hug from me

Lesley, our tree has two trunks from about 3ft up, so it's like twice the work - also because of neighbour's garage roof they're going to have to be careful how they lower the branches. 


Posted: 12/09/2015 at 08:53

Well, the tree man has been - Verdun would have been proud of me - I beat him down to £500!!!  Ouch!!!    But that's with the stump ground out as well.    And it'll be the same week as the car is due for it's MOT 

We'll have to persuade the hedgehog to move to the other side of the compost bins

Winter flowers

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 07:56

Verdun, you have no soul!!!



Posted: 12/09/2015 at 07:53

Good morning Verdun   Just get that hurricane over and done with please - we arrive on Friday!!!  But with our luck it will probably hit Cornwall Sunday evening when we're at The Minack!   Wet and drippy here at the moment, but not so cool overnight - last night the minimum was 12.1C whereas the night before it was 8.8C - at the moment it's 15.1C   and we had a high of 22.1C yesterday.  Don't think it'll be as warm today tho

Verdun, we might need a list of good pubs with warming firesides in the St Ag area


Posted: 12/09/2015 at 07:35

Good morning Jo

The tree man is coming in about an hour to have a look at it and give me a quote ...

Winter flowers

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 07:34

Not pansies, but try violas, or the cross between the two, panolas - for me they flower non-stop through the winter - even if they get covered by snow they come up smiling

Rotovate new build garden

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 07:31



Posted: 12/09/2015 at 07:26

Good morning all Good evening Pat   That sounds like a very productive day you've had there.  

I've discovered where the flimsy black plastic module that a friend gave me some seedlings has gone - I knew I'd left it in the 'untidy corner' to be cleared away, then it wasn't there the next morning   weeks have gone by and I'd forgotten about it, then yesterday, when I was looking carefully at the poorly ash tree and the area around what would be the stump, I caught a glimpse of something black ... I shall explain ....

Between the base of the ash trunk and the neighbour's brick garage wall there's a gap of about 18".  Ages ago I placed a home-made hog box in the gap and covered it with prunings, dried runner bean haulm, dry leaves etc. and then left it well alone. 

Well, it seems that a hedgehog has taken up residence, and he/she is using the shiny black plastic 'module' as a front door - blocking up the entrance behind him every time he goes in.    A shiny black front door for a hedgehog!!!


Posted: 11/09/2015 at 19:42

Hosta - I won't look at the state of your garden if you won't look at the state of mine - is that a deal???

I'm feeling very after a busy day indoors and out in the sunshine so I'm going to doze on the sofa in front of the telly with some luxury nougat - a pressie from OH

((Hugs)) and sweet dreams to everyone - see you in the morning

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 19:34

Hi Ann

Can I suggest that you start a new thread about your new coastal garden, with something appropriate in the title, so that people with relevant experience see it and can make some suggestions. 

This is a 'Welcome' thread, so people aren't  expecting real queries on here.  To start a new thread click on Forum Topics, then choose the appropriate section, then click on Create New Thread and off you go.

As for 'Quotes' - click on Quote (bottom right of each post when you hover your cursor over it) then click on UnQuote.  Then go to your post and click on the " in the toolbar - you should find your chosen quote has been cut and pasted. 

Oh, and for a climber on a sunbaked wall I'd choose the wonderful Pineapple Broom (Cytisus Battandieri).  I've seen it grown on a sunny wall, trained like a wisteria - it was wonderful and the fragrance when the sun shone on it was to die for

Hope that helps

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