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Posted: 29/08/2014 at 19:48

Lesley - we had the same problem with Dad. So independent. When he set the panic alarm off accidentally and I went round but couldn't get in...that's when he finally realised he had to stop locking the doors on the inside with security bolts... 

Glad you've made some headway Verd 

No shortage of rain here today....


Posted: 29/08/2014 at 19:08

Lesley - thinking of you. So much harder when they're not nearby - whole different ballgame. You can only do your best. Very frustrating for you though. You can always have a right good moan here 

Edging my lawn - what to do with the cuts?!

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 17:54

Stacking and storing it to get some soil for next year is the best solution if you can manage it, but it does depend on what room you have and whether you can use it.

I know what you mean about getting the grass stripped off though! I've lifted loads in the last year to make beds and borders here but I've stored it as described as I'll be able to use it in future. 

Lawn weed

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 17:49

That's bad Woody...worthy of his Verdun-ness 

I've probably seen trefoil but certainly not in any of my gardens, although I thought the flowers were more pea like. Perhaps it doesn't like the conditions here 

What is wrong with my sedum

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 17:45


I get leaf miner on mine, and quite a bit of discolouration as we get a lot of rainfall, but it doesn't stop them flowering and performing well. I often have something else planted in front of them to hide any ugly foliage! I've got a little offcut I stuck in the strawberry container in spring, and it's about to flower.The foliage from the strawbs is hiding any ropey stuff. They're pretty tough on the whole and shrug off all sorts of niggles. Always worth having them for the bees and butterflies. 

I'll call you LJ instead as I often get called FG!  


Posted: 29/08/2014 at 13:56

Just wanted to say - if anyone's listening to Jeremy Vine on Radio 2 just now, they're discussing the Poppy installation at the Tower of London. Desperately moving.

If anyone wants to buy one of the poppies you can visit the website. The website is  or just google poppy installation.

I hope no one minds me doing that. I'm lucky - my Grandpa came back, so my purchase is for all those who didn't. Lest we forget.

What is wrong with my sedum

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 13:40

Clay soil is a problem for sedums Jim. I have clay soil and have grown sedums in several gardens but always improve the soil with lots of grit and compost. The combination of heavy clay and too much water doesn't suit them very well. You'd be as well to lift it now, add some extra grit and compost and replant. Go easy on the watering too once you've watered in initially. They're very forgiving plants so it shouldn't be an issue to do that. 

day lilies

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 13:23

Delivery service/courier thingy Gran 

A girl at work got very excited one day when she got (yet another) delivery and it was from Hermes. She thought it was from the French fashion company, and her husband had bought her something...


Posted: 29/08/2014 at 12:42

Hi Rosemary. When you say a huge container, just how big is it? Amelanchiers are usually fairly trouble free, but perhaps it's simply unhappy being in a container and is struggling with those conditions. Is it in an exposed, windy site where foliage is getting 'burned' ?

There may be another problem of course, like insect damage. Is there any chance you can post some pix? That will really help with further advice. Click on the tree icon in the toolbar and follow the instructions. 


Posted: 29/08/2014 at 12:30

I have Euonymous Blondie (cream and green) which has bigger foliage than Emerald Gaiety, and has been at the foot of a north facing fence for a year without a problem. I've moved it to an even shadier spot and it looks really smart. So far so good 

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