Dovefromabove


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What Tree and How to Prune

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 16:45

Hi Matthew and welcome 


I'm afraid I can't access your pics.  Can you post them using the camera symbol on the toolbar above the  reply box.  They usually upload ok, but may need reducing in size. 

Not gardening related, although a tree is involved...

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 15:11

To help protect cables from being chewed, get some old cheap hosepipe and slit it lengthwise with a Stanley knife (mind your fingers) and wrap it around the cable - it's not totally chew proof, but most cats/house rabbits etc will not attempt to chew through it. 

Two tier border with railway sleepers to cover ugly back wall and fence

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 12:11

Yes, that's the sort of thing I meant   and I was imagining trellis roughly the same size as the neighbour's fence panels.  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 10:58

At least OH and I didn't turn up at Hosta's place wearing acrylic cardis and comb-overs 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 09:05

Morning Hosta   it's not too bad thanks, as long as I don't try to use my arm to do anything above shoulder level or move my upper arm away from my body.  


It was so interesting meeting M night - he's in his early 70s but has been a widower a long time as his wife died after a long illness when their children were young.  He nursed her, then brought the family up on his own, holding down a good job as well.  Now he and his daughter train working collies and he sings in a male voice choir and takes long walks in the countryside with his dogs.  A very interesting chap - he doesn't like gardening tho', but I suppose it takes all sorts 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 08:48

Good morning all   We're awake ....... just ............. and it's 19.9C out there already 


The people we met up with last night are holidaying in the Broads area - one of them is a regular on the food forum I'm a member of, and this was the first time we'd met in reality, but he was just as I've always imagined him to be.  As we left the pub to return to our car car It was a beautiful evening, and we walked back along the river bank the moon was lighting up the marshes and the silvery clouds were reflected in the surface of the water - we live in such a beautiful part of the world 

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Two tier border with railway sleepers to cover ugly back wall and fence

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 08:28

Clematis won't really "... support themselves a little bit above the height of the trellis ..."  but if you get this sort of thing  http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Fence-Panel-Trellis-Square-Lattice-Autumn-Gold-1-83-x-1-83m/p/541004 they should cover the fence panels nicely and the montana will do a great screening job.


I think it'll look lovely 

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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 00:25

OH and I are just back having spent a lovely evening with a couple of friends, putting the world to rights over a pint or three - among topics dealt with were dogs, Ipswich Town FC in the '80s and the English education system.


Now we're just finishing off with toast and Marmite ... then we'll be climbing up that wooden hill to Bedfordshire ..........sweet dreams everyone 

Is this Japenese knotweed?

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 18:37

They look quite unobtrusive all summer, then if we get a prolonged warm spell they put on a surge of growth then flower and fruit and put the fear of god into the unwary 

Last edited: 12 September 2016 18:38:09

Two tier border with railway sleepers to cover ugly back wall and fence

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 18:34

And in case you think that Clematis montana won't reach that height or cover that area ...



... it will 

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