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Greenhouses, Planning Rules and Boundaries...

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:15

Sounds as though you need to look at the Party Wall Act 


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:11

Tootles, I will say that's the healthiest looking buttercup I've seen in a long time - 

If anyone says anything, just tell them you're planning a Buttercup Meadow

Very good for wildlife 



Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:35

I agree Hostasfan - heartbreaking 

Even as a pre-school child I could see that for an afflicted rabbit a quick despatch was a kindness. 


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:32
Clarington wrote (see)

....! Big lump of beef awaiting my attention for a roast tonight - guess that means I'd best start pottering on!

What time are you expecting us Clari?   I can lay my hands on a couple of bottles of Medoc 


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:30
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

That looks more like a buttercup to me I'm afraid 

Sorry, I was trying to be tactful and break it gently to you ((hugs)) but it is DEFINITELY A BUTTERCUP. 



Posted: 27/04/2014 at 09:18

KEF - go back to bed or have more coffee  - Astrantia major aren't bulbs either 

Verdun - it says here that it's ideal for small gardens or containers 

I still don't have a reason not to get one

 For KEF - she needs it!!!


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 08:53

That looks more like a buttercup to me I'm afraid 


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 08:17

Myxomatosis was introduced into the UK in the early 1950s - as a small child in very rural Bedfordshire I remember our Postlady carrying a mallet in her bicycle basket in order to 'despatch' the myxie rabbits she came across on her delivery round. 

Malicious Weedkiller damage to clematis

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 08:12

Oh dear - is it worth seeking legal advice or will that just make matters worse? 

As for the damage, it depends a great deal on the weedkiller used. If it was a systemic one and it was applied a fortnight ago it's likely to have spread to the roots by now.

Can you post a picture on here of the damage and the whole clematis and we'll see if anyone comes up with any ideas.  



Posted: 27/04/2014 at 08:03

Good morning Verdun - 

Verdun wrote (see)

Hi............. Nice few lemons on my lemon tree......tasty too.  

I'll bring my gin 

I'm going to sow some wax beans Buerre de Roquencourt this week - then I'll direct sow the runners a bit later. 

I've been sitting here this morning trying to think of a reason not to get a Prunus mume 'Beni-chidori' for the front garden, and I haven't been able to think of a single one ........ and what is more, now OH is awake, he says he likes the look of them ..... oh dear, I suppose we'll have to get one 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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ID please

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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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