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Posted: 08/02/2014 at 17:28

Verd - is that you lot trying to knick Soapy Salmond's ...err.. I mean Mr. Salmond's thunder? 

 You didn't have to go to those lengths to get it though... 


Posted: 08/02/2014 at 17:10

Just goes to show- even in nature there's the exception that proves the rule !  

First Spring Flowers

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 15:39

The first of my reticulata Irises opened yesterday (pic on David's camera thread) 'Purple Gem'. I've got cyclamen with lots of flowers, white and cream violas, polyanthus which haven't stopped producing flowers since I bought them nearly a year ago, plenty of buds on snowdrops about to open, and the Christmas box (Sarcococca) is flowering away. There's a dianthus which has had several little buds half opened for ages - poor thing's very confused. It's as though it's waiting for just the right moment to open them properly. 


Posted: 08/02/2014 at 15:31

Back from nursery - no native primulas 

On the plus side - it means I'll have to go back....

Took some pix at the nursery I go to, and will put them on the camera thread later - just to let you see how lucky I am to be relatively near it!  I could have bought other things of course, but I was well behaved. 

Edd- fat cats is about right. Don't get me started. Saw the news this morning and even the local MP in one of the villages looked ready for knifing someone.

Re your 'Arc' - what was Noah's favourite fruit?

Pears.....pairs....get it? 

That was a Verdun special 


Hedging and Horses

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 15:21

As HCFarley has said, it's the responsibility of the owner of the land to see that boundaries are in good condition, not Luchris's. A little investigation to determine the owner, and perhaps a small polite conversation might help.

Obelixx is right- livestock rarely do much damage to Hawthorn - that's why it's the hedge of choice for 'em! A bit of evergreen stuff on the garden side will blank out the ugly views all year round and give the best solution. Not too late to get bare root hawthorn either (inexpensive) and make a start on your project Luchris 

Hedging and Horses

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 13:05

I've just put that round my boundary Edd - I'll send you the berries! 


Posted: 08/02/2014 at 13:03

But life wouldn't be worth living without cake talk Dove...

Tracey - it must be someone Scottish judging by the name.....

Right, I'm off to sort the washing and go to the nursery. Catch up later 

To prune or not to prune

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 12:59

I've often left buddleias till late March without it causing any issues, and it generally won't do any harm as long as you're aware of any new buds etc when you eventually do them.  I'd leave them a bit longer, but Edd's idea is a good one if you really want to do it now.

Hedging and Horses

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 12:54

Hawthorn is the most common one for keeping horses in - or out - and is good for wildlife.  Nut's and Dove's suggestions are ideal if you want an evergreen. Do you have a bit of standard fencing in place like posts and wire or something?  If not, it would be worth putting something in place initially - it wouldn't have to be heavy duty, just give a visual  barrier while your hedge establishes. You can either remove it or just leave it in place and let the hedge cover it.

Gardener come.....

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 12:44

pd - sad isn't it. Well, it is for me - I'll have to put up with my two for years at this rate! Every time they leave the house I think of changing the locks so they can't get back in....

Oh well, I can dream....

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