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Posted: 13/08/2013 at 06:39

Astilbe is a plant that likes to have it's feet in damp soil - I would hesitate to move it while it's in flower as the roots would struggle to support flowers while they were settling down after being transplanted  - I think I'd wait until early autumn when the flowering is over. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 22:20

Hello folks - not been on here today as out and about with visiting friend.  Normal service should resume tomorrow evening as she's heading back to Gloucestershire tomorrow and I'm back to work in the morning.  It's been a lovely weekend, but unusually social for us 

help: bindweed is coming over from neighbour!

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 18:37

Keeblatt - the neighbours replaced 'their' fence, we replaced the fence at the bottom and the other side of the garden, and had a retaining wall rebuilt because the ivy had taken all the moisture out of the bricks and mortar and they just crumbled.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 18:33

Hello folks, hectic social weekend here!  Just popping in so you know I've not fallen into the compost bin! 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 23:06

Evening all  Got a friend staying so we've been sitting nattering -now it's time for bed -sweet dreams all - see you in the morning 

planting out runner beans

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 15:40

Which variety are you growing Mary?


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 15:38

I'm wondering if this would withstand the dry conditions under my ash trees


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 12:51

Perhaps an alternative solution would be to distract the eye by creating interest elsewhere?  A mass of waterlilies blooming in mid to late summer would be so eyecatching  that I don't think I'd notice anything else.

This is a technique used very successfully by all the great garden designers. 


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 11:26

This might be a good place to start 


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 11:22

It worked for me when staying on the midge-infested Hebrides - and if it makes you all soft and nice to snuggle up to who's complaining 

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plant offer in the Guardian 
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Is it ok for veg patch? 
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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

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Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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