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Amazing what you find at night

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 17:23

Thanks for relieving our curiosity 

Hedge - screening

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 14:53

We found that the honeysuckle wove it's way up through the centre of the hedge and came out at the top with flowering stems which then draped itself over the hedge.  It really didn't take over, and the birds loved the berries.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 14:44

Good luck Clari 

nine jars of raspberry jam made 

Bit more room in the freezer now. 

Hedge - screening

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 14:01
pottering girl says:

dfa, did you plant equal amounts of those three initially? ...

 Trying to remember ... it was a long while ago ... Think it was more or less three hawthorn, two hazel and one beech, but not planted in a regular pattern ........ that's about what it looks like now but it was back in the early 80s if I remember correctly.  

Horses will love to lean over and nibble young shoots - plant your hedge well in from the boundary so they can't get at them.  

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 12:50

Glad you're safely home Hosta   Bet there's a lovely view across your valley in this crisp bright sunshine 

Hedge - screening

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 12:47

In a previous garden I planted a mixed hedge of hawthorn, hazel and beech - once it had established we added wild dog roses and honeysuckle which added to the security and thickened the appearance of the hedge in winter.  

We didn't clip it tightly but trimmed it once a year so that it was 'hedge shaped' rather than allowing it to grow into a row of trees.

If I were planting it again I'd probably include some holly as well.

I still see the hedge from time to time and it's a real success.

Last edited: 05 December 2016 12:48:27

Veggies that are good for senior citizen

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 12:37

I agree with Pansyface - as with all people - a good variety of fresh vegetables cooked but not overcooked; and like most people, older people have preferences and others may have found that some veg suit them better than others.

As with all care of the elderly and/or infirm - consult with them and find out what they like and what suits them. 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 11:14

Well, ok LG the L  but don't overdo it ... pace yourself 

Fidget - atta girl!!! 

white sprouting (broccoli/calabrese)

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 09:26

I find the white usually c rops later than the purple, so all is as it should be.  I'm very jealous - I don't have any this year and shall have to rely on the farm shop.  

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 08:24

LGtheL , don't push yourself - give yourself an easy day. It's possible to overtire yourself and then sleep won't come. The garden will manage just fine on it's own for a day or two. Put your feet up. 

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