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Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:48


What did you get from Lesley? Did she bring you some nice Scottish thistles... 

turning air into soluble nitrate to feed garden??

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:35

Beyond me Matthew- I just grow plants 

Might be a knowledgeable boffin on here who can help you, but I'm not holding my breath 

The book. By Mike Allen.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:32

Hmmm....what a strange coincidence 

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:58

Blimey - when I think of how much I had to hack off the one I moved last summer - must have been several thousand quid's worth!  

You 'was robbed' Charley - and unfortunately smaller plants establish quicker....


Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:43

The yellow phormium will be lovely Dove. That one I have has nice red veining  so works well with other foliage which has red tints.

Hope son enjoys his garden. 

Clear pond please !!

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:35

I think those little ones are specially produced for pond owners.You can get straw in pellet form too or you can  stuff straw into old tights and chuck them in - just put them on a string so you can pull them back out to dispose of them. ...and make sure the neighbours don't see you in case they think it's a body...

Legal height of a beech hedge?

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:19

I think hogweed's right - different laws up here. My Dad's beech hedge was well over 2 metres - I know , I used to cut it for him  

I'd reckon you could compromise a bit to keep you both happy,  but when beech and hornbeam are over about ten feet they don't keep the foliage so well over winter either so you may want to consider that too. 


Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:11

Hello - did I mention I wasn't at work this week? I believe some of you didn't know...  

Ok - I'll chuck that now before you all get annoyed with me 

Mr Toast has a thread about renovating his  new garden lily - keep up love!

Been outside all day apart from making cups of tea and lunch. Older fairylet has helped me with post -putting- in and painting, and she also made the dinner which is almost ready.  Need a new drill- need new wrists as well...

Lesley - glad you had a good day and there'll be more cake - someone has a birthday today and I booked my piece before Verdi got his hands on it all. 

I could give you some Lime Marmalade if you want.  I've lifted mine, split them and repotted, plus replanted one elsewhere, but they just seem to get rust on them even when I've cut them back to encourage new foliage. Within a week or two they're all spotty again whereas  Alabama Sunrise looks great and they were next to each other. Good bright colour but...  

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 18:57

Ighten - lovely to have an update - I was wondering what you'd been up to , although I knew you'd be hard at it!   

I have kitchen envy too - it reminds me of the lovely kitchen I left to come here to a tiny one again. Love the stonework inside, mixed with a contemporary look - I think that's a the best way to renovate old properties. If you do it right it looks tremendous. You must be thrilled with it all, and rightly so 

LilyP - Hacken's a deciduous grass and lovely by a pond in particular. I got one last year  for this new garden (along with Spartina) as it's a favourite of mine. Verdun grows it as well and we're trying to spread the word!  They take a couple of years to get to full size - those ones are about 2'/3' spread I'd guess, and about 2' high or so. 

That wall is stunning as a backdrop to your lovely Lutyens bench. Willow herb - don't get me started on that!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 10:01

This isn't my garden, but a nearby War memorial which I'd mentioned  before because they have a bed of Hackenochloa in front of it and it's beautiful on a breezy day - looks like a golden version of the sea. I took this yesterday when I was out and, although it was quite a calm day, you can see what a lovely grass it is. I don't like the surrounding bedding but that's just me -  the parks dept. always do it for the summer.


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