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Good screening tree?

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 11:44

I'd be looking at planting some tall shrubs or creating a pergola or similar within your garden itself, to create secluded/screened areas where you can sit in comfort without feeling 'esposed'.

Have a look at Alan Titchmarsh's Garden Design book from his How to Garden series.  It's  available quite cheaply from Amazon and elswhere. 

I wouldn't be happy planting a tree by the fence to provide screening - it won't take very long before it's much too tall for the garden and its roots are invading drains and foundations


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 10:57

Ooooh!  That'd be lovely

New Lawn, wrong order?

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 10:52

I'd wait a bit and let the weeds grow a fair amount of leaf, then you can spray with glyphosate -  wait for it to penetrate the whole plant and kill the roots, then the leaves will go brown and die and you can dig them up. 

You've got plenty of time - September is a really good time of year to lay turf or sow a new lawn - the soil is warm and roots grow well, and the sun isn't too hot and there should be rain and dew so that you don't have to water too much.

courgette problem

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 10:41


Pansyface didn't have an answer for you, but made a post (called 'bumping') in order for the post to rise to the top of the front page so it didn't get lost before it had been seen by more people.

There are a few possible reasons for 'bumpy' courgettes - one could be a virus, either in the soil or spread by aphids.

Another possibility is that the seeds may have come from accidentally cross-pollinated plants - there are some varieties that have naturally bumpy skins.  If the courgettes look ok inside I wouldn't be worried about eating them



Posted: 25/07/2015 at 10:30

Pond now full to the brim and verging on overflowing - frogs looking somewhat bemused

Gladioli not flowering

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 10:24

Snap! Wonky

Gladioli not flowering

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 10:22

Think it's still early days yet for gladioli - more patience needed


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 10:20

Good morning Wonky   glad the head's better ((hugs))

Glad you got some sleep eventually Hosta

Have a good day out Panda

Hope everyone's in reasonable working order this morning

I've done the hwk, inspected the garden, emptied pot saucers etc and got a chilli simmering on the stove for this evening

Now I can watch the athletics I recorded last night when OH wanted to watch something else - I know the big results, but it'll still be good to watch it happen

Has Wonky told you that she and her lovely hub got married on the middle Saturday of the 2012 Olympics - the day the commentators call Super Saturday 'cos it's when some of the big athletics finals take place, and it was the day when GB won 3 golds!  And we had to choose whether to watch it or go to her wedding!!!   No contest really - I couldn't wear my big fuchsia-pink hat at the Olympics could I? 


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 08:48

Oooh I love Great Dixter - have a lovely time Scroggin


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 08:32

I have a large bacon hock lurking in my fridge - I'll be cooking it sometime this week - so versatile - bacon, carrots and broad beans with parsley sauce, bacon and leek soup, pea and ham soup ....... we can live off it for days and put some in the freezer as well.

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