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Posted: 16/05/2014 at 16:08

I'm sorry, I'm totally confused  -  I thought you wanted some shrubs that were taller than the fence to stop the neighbours seeing over  

New Helenium not come up...

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 16:07

I think they deserve to have their name mentioned 


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 16:02

I imagine you had a nice bouncy ride BL 

I've been crawling on the lawn grubbing out dandelions 

Planting Pyracantha next to a fence

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 16:00

Pyracantha is quite commonly grown against a wall or a fence, and in fact is recommended for such a purpose by the RHS. 

They do advise that it should be planted 50cm out from the base of the fence, but that is to avoid the roots being in the dry 'rain shadow' that is always caused by a fence or wall, and is nothing to do with the possibility of damage to the fence.  I know of several planted much closer that 50cm.

In fact planting the shrub close to the fence may cause it to grow less vigorously. 

I really don't think that the pyracantha is any cause for concern.


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 15:52

If hubby is going to wield a strimmer it might be as well to just bash long grass etc with a stick to warn any frogs/toads/hedgehogs and baby birds that might be lurking in there 

Spring wildlife gardening and pond updates :)

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 13:36

Just been gazing in the pond again - three frogs there today - one biggish and two that look like last year's froglets.  They look so happy - if a frog can look happy - or is that the reflection of my big grin that I can see in the water 

Poor Germination

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 13:34

Nothing simpler than buying some plants and popping them in the ground 

Help with overgrown Garden

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 13:32

Hi Dave, 

Can you post a few pics of your garden so we can get some idea of your options.  To post a pic on here click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your posts, and follow the instructions.  Unfortunately it doesn't work for phones .... yet 


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 13:31

Every so often I feel a little lost with my garden - then I take time to watch nature and how the birds and insects, and now the amphibians too are enjoying it.  It's so much better than what's on the tv. 


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 13:04

If you read this earlier thread you'll fine lots of the info you're looking for 

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