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ideas.and advice needed

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 08:33

The only thing I can think of that might establish between the roots of a hedge (apart from ivy) is Vinca major (periwinkle), which would also spread out sideways and need controlling. 

You could consider putting some short posts and wire netting to the front of the hedge and letting the hedge grow through it so that it's more or less hidden - that would stop the rubbish collecting in the base of the hedge. 

Hedge trimmer design and use

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 08:28

Hi, it'd probably be more appropriate to contact James9 via a Private Message (click on his avatar and take the Message option) as posting your website could be mistaken for advertising and then your post would be removed.  

I can see that you posted it with the best of intentions - but just thought I'd mention it. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 08:12

Doc, I want your stream at the bottom of my garden


First Spring Flowers

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 08:00
Jumbo56 wrote (see)

...doves are canoodling too..............

Aren't they always? 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 07:46

Blue skies and sunshine here in Norfolk 2.2C overnight in the back garden.  It got up to 13.9C yesterday!!!


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 07:38

Mike, I think it's accepted on here that we can let each other know of bargains and good (or bad) service to be had - as long as it's not our company and we're not related to the owner or not major shareholders etc.  

If anyone has a company or a produce of their own that they wish to promote then they should pay for advertising in the proper way.  

After all GW magazine is a commercial company whose revenue depends on it's income from advertising 

Bindweed :(

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 07:30

The trick with glyphosate is that after you've sprayed you must wait for the foliage to go brown and begin to wither before you pull it up - it may take a couple of weeks or more - only then will the glyphosate have travelled down to the roots and killed them - if you pull the weeds up too soon the roots will still be alive and will grow again 


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 07:25

Yep, Seville oranges - and this year I'm using Demerara sugar for a slightly caramelised flavour - as per the River Cottage Preserves book. 

Cleaning patio

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 07:22

That Wet & Forget looks interesting - I might investigate it further before I buy the Karcher I've been threatening to get 


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 07:09

Good morning all   Marmalade boiling day - the house will smell wonderful - then Aubergine parmagiana to make for supper - the house will smell even wonderfuller 

Didn't go to bed at 8.30 last night Panda, but I've found knitting and noodling with you at the same time impossible - you get tangled up with the wool, especially as it's a lacy pattern 

Did I tell you all that daughter got the job she wanted last week   Very proud - she's been working in retail (wedding dresses) as a temporary measure ever since she graduated, hoping to get a job with Mencap, and she's done it!!!   

Pod, I remember son's first day - he was fine but his best friend escaped from the school and ran all the way home!!!!!!!!!!!!  That was in the days before schools were the impregnable fortresses that they are now.  

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