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Posted: 02/02/2014 at 20:09

Lovely hellebore Tootles. 

My Dad used to have regular visits from a fox which enjoyed lying in the sun  in the back garden - on top of his 8 foot conifer hedge! It obviously had a little route up the adjoining fence to get there. They're bold as brass.

What's keeping you Verd? 

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Posted: 02/02/2014 at 20:04

Didn't do Yorkies here - one cherub wasn't hungry and the other isn't a great fan so I'd have eaten them all myself. Will do a roast later in the week and do some then. Any spares Dove?

Glasgow (and central belt) have been pretty trouble  wise so far this winter Stacey. No major snow and ice. Just remember clothing and footwear suitable for every season....standard practice here all year round! 

Bathrooms are so much easier to keep when there's no men in the house... 

Managing a laurel hedge around a boundary wall

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:57

I'd agree with Dove, Verd, Zombie and nut. The hedge is framing and enhancing the wall so they are both benefiting each other. I've used hedge trimmers for laurel in the past-  when it's a long hedge it's very time consuming to do with secateurs or shears although that's the recommended way. As Dove said- just go over it now and again with secateurs and take off any brown leaves which have been cut in half with the trimmers.

It means you'll have more time for all the countless other jobs! 

Looks like a cracking garden  MalcB - enjoy working and sitting in it. 

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Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:48

Consider it done chicky  

I rather like doing bathrooms. I'm fond of a shiny tap....

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Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:28

I was out earlier and had a quick look at the garden when I came back. New shoots appearing on my Ligularia in it's new raised bed home. Seems very early for it, but perhaps  spring may just sneak in without a late winter appearing. Hope so 

Someone was talking about Osmanthus earlier and I had a look at mine too. Planted it late last summer and it's looking very green and happy.

I should have gone for a walk too chick- it cleared up here - but I did the shopping and the rest of the h****work while I was in that frame of mind. Of course, the girls never even noticed their dust free rooms when they came back. Why do I bother.

I waved my wand for Dove's bathroom this afternoon - will I do yours while I'm free for ten minutes before dinner?

Gardener come.....

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:20

chick - as if we'd do that to you.....

Andy - I always have some tatties! Love my mash 

Lyn - I'm intrigued. Must be very intricate work, but satisfying  

Noob from Lincolnshire

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:10

Hi Pignut. Welcome to the forum. There are loads of helpful, kind people on here who will give you  advice.

You have a big project ahead but it'll be great for you and your family. Just keeping the grass cut will be a big task initially!

Best of luck with it all. 

Can I prune a juniper bush?

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:33

Aren't they all SG. Never happier than when they're hacking stuff back to a 'manageable' size, and every shrub looks the same......

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Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:25

I read or heard that quote  somewhere recently too pd -  it made me laugh. I'm sure you can find a little something for easing the pain. Perhaps in liquid form? 

I found a couple of lilac drumstick primulas languishing under the rhodo at the front window last year so popped them in a couple of pots. Just have to find somewhere for them. They remind me of my mum. Think they were one of the few plants she managed not to kill. 

I'll wave my wand Dove......there's something very satisfying about cleaning a bathroom - or am I weird? Worst bit for me is removing youngest's long hairs from every corner. She moults constantly. 

Think the architect has realised I'm not a pushover. He's bringing the amended (yet again) plans tomorrow.  Frank Lloyd Wright he ain't....

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Posted: 02/02/2014 at 14:04

Glad you've had a productive and enjoyable day pd 

The sun's made a brief appearance here but it's very cold. Won't be tackling any real gardening here for a while. I now have a gleaming bathroom and must go and do hoovering etc before getting some food shopping 

Phoned ins co and hoping to get my car repaired through them as it's going to be around £300. Just have to check with claims dept tomorrow that the repairer I went to for the quote is one they use. Fingers crossed. 

Cup of tea now 

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