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Posted: 15/11/2015 at 16:58


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 16:44

Clari - I still have strawbs flowering, and Jap anems, and clematis. We're a month later than the south anyway though, and the strawb's an everbearing one. Had a strawb or two to eat a couple of weeks ago. Mine were nice though Hosta - surprisingly  

Never stopped raining all day here. I've done all the ironing, so feeling smug. Does that constitute exercise, and have I earned a piece of cake? 

What kind of climber support?

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 15:04

I agree Bob. I bought some of the ones with very small holes (the kind in the pic) but they're expensive (about £30 for a 60cm x 180cm length I think ) and a nightmare to paint! 

They're on the fence alongside the path to  my back door so I'm seeing them all the time, and it was therefore worth doing.

The flimsy stuff isn't worth having, in my opinion. The stuff I made has rectangular holes of about 10cm x 6cm. They were done to fit the space, although I'm relocating them as I've changed my mind about what I was putting on and against the fence



Posted: 15/11/2015 at 14:54

Is there a reason you don't want to put them in pots Annie? They work well in them.

If you're putting them in a border, mix in loads of grit and compost to the area you're planting. They'll do well enough then. 


Worried about potential soil contamination

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 13:04

Aaah - understandable then pansyface 

What kind of climber support?

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 12:38

I don't grow roses, but I do grow clematis. In some areas I'll have a couple on the same piece. I use decent quality trellis though, and paint it first. This area has Etoile Violette which gets pretty hefty, and also has Constance mingled in under it - it flowers early. There's a new white one next to it as well so it has a fair bit of weight on it.

I've also made trellis from roofing battens which means you can tailor it to suit your requirements, and it's quite a cheap alternative if you're handy with a saw and some nails! 


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 12:33

chicky  and  T'bird  

Worried about potential soil contamination

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 12:31

I doubt surveyors would check garden soil would they? Not something I'm aware of.

Think Yvie's right - if there's any possible issues, the solicitor would, or should, be aware of it and there should be insurance built in.

I'd also think B3's right - but then again, I don't trust developers to do the right thing regarding people's health and welfare 


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 12:24

Forgot to add this...

chicky wrote (see)


Much wind overnight here too ....will go and have a wander in a bit to see if anything moved.


was it the sprouts chicky?  


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 12:20

My sister phones me from the bath...I kid you not!  In fact, considering the weather today - I'm expecting one in about an hour or so as she'll assume I'm not walking.. 

Is it very bad if I don't answer? Caller display is so useful....

T'bird - I think I can get by with choccy cake and tea today and not feel too guilty about not walking. Just as long as I don't make a habit of it 

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