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alpines type wot to do please

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:14

Hi Alan - just to add that here in East Anglia it was traditional to grow a clump of sempervivums (known as Houseleeks) on the pantiled roofs of  old cottages in the belief that they prevented lightening strikes.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sempervivum 

I used to know several very old cottages with houseleeks on the roof - particularly what we in East Anglia call a Catslide roof  which was usually part of an added-on kitchen like this one 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53567.jpg?width=350

 Haven't seen houseleeks on a roof for several years 

But I've found a pic online 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53568.jpg?width=382&height=350&mode=max

 

Talkback: Dealing with bindweed

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 18:56

When we bought our last house we had rampant bindweed up to the first floor windows and all over the garden.

We pulled the bindweed down from the walls and fences, but didn't pull the roots up - we then walked over the leaves to bruise them and then sprayed thoroughly with a weedkiller containing glyphosate.  We then left the whole area untouched until all the bindweed had gone brown. This took several weeks. This showed that the glyphosate had been drawn back into the roots and killed them too.  The above was done in mid summer when the bindweed was in active growth.

Only then did we pull it up and dig the garden.

While we still had to spray the occasional shoot that came in from next door, we had no problems with bindweed in our garden 

New Rockery

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 18:51

What about a rock garden ravine?  I can't find any pictures online, but I know what I mean and I'm sure you have an imagination 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 18:13

Hello folks - I'm back 

Sorry to hear about the burglary BL 

I've had a lovely day with son - went to an auction of Chinese porcelain, then to Aldeburgh beach for wonderful Italian gelato slurp slurp slurp.

In the afternoon I visited the Aged Ps who were both well, even if Ma was talking bunkum.  Pa is finding things to say that indicate that he knows she's talking bunkum without actually contradicting her! 

While supper's cooking I'll have a look around and see what you lot have been up to .... 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 07:01

Morning Bekkie 

It's still a good excuse for a nice piece of jewellery - I knew a couple who were engaged for 30 years!!!   They did marry ........... eventually .............. when they were sure they were suited 

Brugmansias smell nice - their scent is also hallucinogenic - think woozy Victorian ladies in conservatories 

Right, must be off - see you later folks - have a good day!

Plants not thriving in new home

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 06:23

Looks as if they may have been visited by sawfly larvae 

They also need some decent pruning next Feb/March.  

Cats causing problems

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 06:12

I'm still grinning from the sight of our neighbours' cat slinking off with his tail between his legs after doing his usual leap over the hostas near the bird feeder, and discovering we'd just dug and filled a pond 

He's still very wary about coming into the garden now - he seems to think the pond is out to get him 

Good to see you Mummy Muddy Paws 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 05:13

Good morning all 

I told you I'd be up early .... I didn't mean this early   it's my body-clock again 

Lots of news last night - Bekkie - seems like you may be shopping for a ring!   I've got some good hats 

OL, looks like no one's going to give you gardening advice until we're sure your leg's better! 

Lovely Brug 

Talkback: Dealing with bindweed

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 20:29

As long as  children don't find the pop bottles filled with poison !!!  Sounds really dangerous to me!!! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 20:27

Well folks, my feet are up and a Campari and soda is at my side - I'm setting sail early -ish tomorrow to visit son and then Aged Ps, so will watch a bit of tv now and then get an early night - sweet dreams all - see you tomorrow 

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