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TINY front garden area ideas...please

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 12:19

If I lived in Cornwall I would grow Aeonium arborium 'Swartzkopff' in containers there.  

Maybe just those, maybe a mixture of other succulents which aren't hardy enough to be grown outside up here ... they'd look wonderful.

Apple blossom

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 12:06

Hmmm ... in my experience fruit trees producing blossom at this time of year are under stress, possibly about to pop their clogs, and are having one last throw at reproduction before they keel over.  

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 11:52

Lyn  , a friend who lives right on the edge of Cromer said just now,  "Not a sign of it here .... no more police cars than usual along the main road last night and our neighbours who have a kiosk on the front didn't say anything this morning."

But Radio 4 have been talking this morning as if WW3 had broken out on the North Norfolk coast 

Tree stump removal

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 10:57

What sort of trees Pat, and what size?  How long since the trees were cut down?

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 10:34

They look good Dacha 

I must say that the 'trouble' in Cromer seems to have galvanised the media ... one would think there was no real trouble in the world to report.  I mean, it's Carnival week .... not a village fete ....  what do people expect?  They have had family days during the week ... things always get a bit more raucous at the weekend and the police usually keep things pretty much under control ... sadly someone has reported being raped and that's awful ... but it's hardly a reason for all the pubs and shops shutting. 

Carnivals in the past have always had groups of young men wandering around looking intimidating, getting a bit drunk and misbehaving.  There's been something stolen from a shop ... if you read local press that sort of thing is reported pretty regularly.   I'm not minimising the reported rape but if you read the local press over the years sadly it's not the most unusual thing to happen ... awful tho it is ... The police have always had an increased presence at carnival and it's not unusual for pubs to shut early to prevent trouble escalating.  (The locals usually know which pubs have their back doors open)

Next year, when Cromer shopkeepers are experiencing a drop in profits they'll be wondering why holidaymakers are going somewhere else.  

Garden fence

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 10:18

Is the climber spreading over the fence and into his garden?  If so, and if he doesn't want this to happen he's entitled to cut off any parts of the plant which is encroaching on his space.  Perhaps he sees pushing it back as less likely to offend you than cutting it.

Have a word with him ... give him permission to prune off stray branches etc with your blessing ... or make a point of trimming off the wandering tendrils yourself.

Good neighbourly relations are worth their weight in gold and it would be a shame to fall out over a rambling honeysuckle. 

Utter Confusion

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 10:06

Small forums and those run by voluntary groups etc are usually on  one of several  forum hosting platforms which organisations can 'piggy back' onto.  

This one is owned/run by a commercial business ... it's a different situation.  

Secret garden

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 09:58

I've flagged your problem up to the Mods ... I'm sure they'll be in touch with you when they're back in the office.  

Leaf problem

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 08:32

Hi. Afraid the pics haven't appeared. 

To post photos start with the camera icon.

when you upload you should see a green bar across the bottom of the text box. If the photo still doesn't appear reducing the size usually works. 

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