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Posted: 08/05/2016 at 11:38
Daniel Haynes says:

Oh yes, it's definitely an age thing 


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 I s'pose it's the same for falling asleep at concerts 

Re 'buttons'  - I'll go with 'useful' ....... less subjective and personal. 

Invasive Plant taking over bed (and lawn)

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 11:17

Yes, it spreads around by sucker and seed - as I said, often used to provide cover for game - just a few plants will fill a thicket pretty quickly.  

why did we worry?

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 10:37

Don't look at the lawn edges, just look at the colour ....... wallflowers and tulips thrown in last autumn when I had no time to do any proper gardening just so that we'd have some colour this spring 

As for heatwave ... thin summer duvet on the bed last night, windows wide open all night - sweltering now 

Invasive Plant taking over bed (and lawn)

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 09:24

Ah, hello Bob - your post didn't appear until I'd posted my last.  Yes, Snap!!! 

Invasive Plant taking over bed (and lawn)

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 09:23

Got it!  It's the Snowberry or Symphoricarpos 

Invasive Plant taking over bed (and lawn)

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 09:16

I know what it is and I can't for the life of me think of its name - it has small pink flowers and round white fruits and used to be commonly grown as ground cover in game woods.  I shall get my books out ... 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 08:10

Oooh Panda ........... you look gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

And yes, BL's Open Garden is today .............. enjoy!!! 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 08:03

Good morning all 

I'm getting the hang of things on here too Pat - just a few more tweaks and I think it'll be ok - I did have serious doubts earlier 

Topbird, was it your OH who wanted to photograph the Flying Scotsman on it's visit to Norwich later this month?  Has he picked up that the visit has been postponed due to the problems caused on previous trips by idiots on the line???  

It's a glorious morning - nearly 18C already and only dropping to 10.7C overnight.  The wildlife seemed to enjoy the warm night too - I heard tawny owls and muntjacs calling quite close by, and I'm sure I heard a barn owl too - I've not heard one around here before 

And I have an announcerment to make - today is Officially Gardening and BBQing day today !!! And the sunlounger is coming out of the garage 

These caterpillars are kicking my garden's a*se.

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 07:48

Leaves eaten at this time of year will re-grow (well, maybe not the alliums, but they have too many leaves anyway ).

As has been said - they're part of the rich cycle of life in your garden and those that escape the birds' attentions will go on to become pollinating insects for your plants.  Some things we just have to put up with  

Building up borders around Established Trees

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 07:42

I agree with Darren   

I absolutely would not increase the soil level over the roots of established trees - particularly something as wonderful as a row of pleached limes.

Time for a re-think 

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