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Remove box hedging?

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 12:03

Neither can I, other than the aesthetic (and as we're painters that tends to override all other considerations here) .   Have you seen them covered in snow yet?

They probably contributed at least £5,000 the price you paid for the house.

Maybe, you could leave one plant at each corner and train and clip them into cones and spheres etc -  to keep a formal structure in the veg garden - topiary is wonderful in veg gardens

Calathea housepalnt

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 11:57

Has the plant been repotted into fresh compost or have you given it any fertiliser lately?

Where to buy

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 11:54

Kiwi available here

Really recommended supplier

Remove box hedging?

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 11:50

Hi and welcome

Aren't they beautiful And boy won't your back ache when you have to clip them?

They probably provide a bit of shelter to seedlings, but then your garden doesn't look as if it's very exposed - and as you say they're probably home to gazillions of marauding molloscs -  and yes, they do take up a lot of space - but I don't think I could take them out in cold blood - I'd probably send up a silent prayer that they succumb to Box Blight before too long, and then they can be grubbed out with a clear conscience.

Spent Mushroom Compost

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 11:24

Think he might moult a bit too much for OH's chest! 


Posted: 11/02/2015 at 11:21

Hello again folks - I've taken up residence upstairs - I have the radio, my knitting and you lot.  I'm allowed downstairs to make coffee. 

Looking out of the window in the daylight I can see that not only has the big weeping willow gone from the top of the rise, but a big field maple has been decimated and there is just one branch sticking up about 15ft above the ridge of the house on the hill.  Hopefully someone is coming back to take the rest of that tree down otherwise it's going to look very odd indeed!


Posted: 11/02/2015 at 11:11

Any chance of a photo?


Posted: 11/02/2015 at 08:03

Chicky - hope today goes well (but I'm still rooting for the UEA )



Posted: 11/02/2015 at 07:56

Good morning all

BL, I didn't go to bed that early - but I did have a 10 minute doze on the sofa before getting the knitting out and watching some tv.  I've still not found a way to noodle on the forum and knit at the same time  

Not sure what I'm going to do today - the decorating of the ceiling and walls of the main living space will be taking place - can't even play in the garden as the doorway in and out of the house to the garden is in the dining room - I might hide in the bedroom with the laptop and Radio 3/4

I indulged myself...

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 19:57

Yes, we can sing the praises of companies who give us good service etc - they just can't do it themselves

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Congratulations to you both ... 
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Frost tonight!!!???

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ID for hardy geranium please

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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

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Copper tape

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