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liven up my laurel hedge

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 18:20

Sometimes people think that a laurel hedge is boring because it's all one colour - that's how they see it - try looking at it differently - look at the way the shiny leaves reflect the light, sometimes they almost sparkle - and look at the deep shadows beneath the leaves and the contrast between the shadows and the sparkling light. 

It's like saying that a wonderful piece of lace is boring because it's all one colour. 

Look at the texture - somehow it's not so boring when you notice the light and the texture

Lawn issues

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 15:35

This may be of some interest http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiller_%28botany%29

Lawn issues

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 14:01

How often is it being mowed in the summer - how long do you let it get before mowing and how short do you cut it?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 13:30

Oh dear Pdoc   Would this help?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/63463.jpg?width=259&height=194&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 13:19
Dovefromabove wrote (see)
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Morning all. Raining so off to supermarket and Wok place for lunch.

There's a thought - I could go into the city a bit later and visit Wagamama

Decided to forgo lunch out, went on the earlier bus, bought pork chops and fennel for supper this evening, shin of beef for a bit casserole for the weekend, and two M&S tops and a woolly cardi  

Premature and Floppy Paperwhites!

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 13:04

I think that the mild temperatures have probably caused them to grow too quickly and too soft.  Not sure what can be done about it now - keep them as cool as you can and support them.  In the past I've used twigs to support them and covered the compost with moss.  I've also hung little crystal-type icicles from the twigs - sounds a bit twee written down, but it looked pretty

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 09:38
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Morning all. Raining so off to supermarket and Wok place for lunch.

There's a thought - I could go into the city a bit later and visit Wagamama

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 07:50

Morning KEF

Think I might pop into the city on the bus and get some meat for the weekend - I might find a jumper or two as well

Strictly 2014

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 07:48

Didn't see you last post KEF - good idea

Strictly 2014

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 07:45

Mike, free speech means that you are free to say what you like, within the bounds of the law, decency, the rules of this forum and hopefully good manners.

Free speech also means that I am free to disagree with you. 

Reference to older women as 'mutton dressed as lamb' is insulting and you simply cannot expect it to pass unremarked upon.

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