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Posted: 28/04/2015 at 16:51
punkdoc wrote (see)

Dove, can I be your friend please?

I love Bowmore, in particular Bowmore Darkest.

Of course Pdoc   Pop round for a sharpener this evening   I do like Bowmore (I've a feeling that this is a bottle I bought for Pa a while back - think he went off his whisky when he had to have thickener in it ) I've not tried the Darkest - I shall look out for it

Don't give up on very leggy tomato seedlings

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 16:43

That's what I do Steephill

Floppy Sedums

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 16:22

Hi Munzle

This should be of help

Apple tree vs wildlife garden?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 16:16

At our last home our neighbours cut down a mature apple tree - the consequent reduction in bird-life in the surrounding gardens was noticeable, and in fact was evidenced by the lower numbers I recorded in following years for the Big Garden Birdwatch.

However, I'm sure you could lighten the canopy by judicious pruning of the branches at the right time of year - this should allow you enough light to grow the other plants you want - and it will probably be really good for the apple tree too

One for the ladies. ......

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 16:01
Palaisglide wrote (see)

Anyone tried the central locking button, keeps them all out.


Yes, I use that when I'm driving in the city .  I did once have a drunk try to open the passenger door when I was in a traffic jam in the rush hour.  20+ years ago when I was driving a beaten up Citroen - fortunately the road ahead cleared a bit and I put my foot down leaving him off-balance and falling onto his btm in the traffic - result !!!

When I'm driving with the top down my handbag travels in the passenger footwell, whether OH's feet are there or not


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 15:48

Hello folks - back from clearing Pa's room - didn't see Ma - she was being kept entertained by the staff so that she wasn't distressed/confused.  I've come home with a bottle of Bowmore Single Malt he'd not started on yet - it's one I particularly like so I'll raise a glass to him this evening. 

Glad Wonky has been keeping you entertained - I shall have to show her how to upload pics on here - she is doing wonders with what was a very unpromising and overgrown town centre yard in what used to be a bit of a scuzzy area -  of course, now that she and her hub have moved in and raised the tone it's on it's way to becoming the Notting Hill of Ipswich, and invitations to their bonfire parties are highly prized!


Newly planted leylandi dead?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 15:21
Welshonion wrote (see)
Trouble is they don't stop at 12 ft. How did you intend to trim them at that height? Have you got the correct equipment? Or did you intend to employ someone?

My thoughts exactly

Following on 'Advice on Lawn Problem'

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 09:43

Think that's a rye grass producing flower heads - it just needs regular mowing - no need to panic

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 09:42

Double doses of cake - on a day when I've got to go out!?!?!?

Have a Brilliant Birthday to All the Birthday Boys and Girls!!!


Quick Growing Hedge/Conifers?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 09:39

Hello Harj Samra and welcome

Are you really really sure you want Leylandii?  They grow huge, need a lot of regular cutting back, and if you cut the sides back too far you are left with brown branches which never ever turn green again.  Also they suck all the moisture and nutrients out of the soil so that nothing will grow near them, not even a lawn.

Have a look at beech hedging, holly and laurel and have a re-think please - they're all much less trouble than Leylandii

I'm sure others here will give you  some other hedging suggestions

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