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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 14:47

DD - I can't add much more other than to say - yes - mind games and manipulation is sadly all par for the course.  He doesn't like the fact that you were the one to move on.....

He will expect you to have no life, or be doing anything that is important, and therefore you have to jump when he says so. I capitulated all the time so that my girls wouldn't be adversely affected, but you become very unhappy doing that, and then angry.

Keep strong and don't be a doormat - easier said than done, but then the ground rules are laid out.

Rant away whenever you need to - so many of us know what it's like.

Good luck and lots of love xxx

Name please

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 14:39

Snap Hosta  

Name please

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 14:39

One of the Gazanias I think  Andrea 

Another Leylandii issue

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 14:36

It's such a contentious subject unfortunately. I think there is a legal height limit now, but if it's enforced, the inevitable bad feeling may cause even more problems. Are there any other neighbours who are affected, or is it just you? Strength in numbers etc. - might be useful.  

I think I'd do what KT53 suggests - a chat with someone at the council. 

The 'right to light' thing is misleading too, I'm afraid. It rarely has any effect as it doesn't exist in reality - not up here anyway. 

Roman problem

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 14:26

That was up in Lochearnhead a few weeks ago nut - when I was walking there. The bracken was all turning too. Bit further north and east of where I am. Think you're right about conditions though - no point having something if you're constantly having to fight to keep it looking good. 

Took daughter to work , so I took the camera

This is one of the ones at the Co-op

It looked even better  a few weeks ago - the berries were redder than that.

The bloke was cutting the grass. I waited till he'd moved in case he thought I was taking a pic of him....

Last edited: 03 September 2016 14:27:02

Roman problem

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 13:32

They're really spectacular at the moment nut - best display for many years I think. Must take my camera and get a pic of the ones nearby - in my local Co-op car park! They have a nursery there (children not plant ) and it's very pretty. They are a glorious shade of red just now  

The ones on the hills get a bit battered, but they've been beautiful too 

Roman problem

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:45

They're pretty tough BP - so hopefully there's no issue with it.  

If you've already had a good display of berries from it, they might just be dropping off because of the conditions. A feed in spring will probably help for next year, and plenty of water and a mulch if it's in a dry spot. Some tlc in other words  

Lots of plants also show the effects of early dry weather later on in the year. 

Splitting / dividing Iris

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:39

I've done it at this time of year Verd, but you do often sacrifice flowers the following year. It just depends on conditions I think. If the plant's really congested, it's possibly doing it a favour to get it out.  If it was mine, I'd probably repot it and then split it next year. 

I know if I visit the nursery this week, they'll have loads which will have just been split and potted up. That's why it's best to buy one after flowering  

As Verdun says, sun on the rhizomes - as much as you can provide.

Roman problem

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:33

Have a look at the soil and see. If it's got loads more berries on it, it may just be discarding the excess. 

Not sure what else to suggest. I'm assuming the tree is healthy otherwise? 

Roman problem

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 12:24

Might just be too dry BP. What's growing round it or nearby? 

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