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Posted: 26/08/2014 at 20:00

Brilliant Lyn - they'll be spoiled for choice there won't they! Is that view taken from your house? You'll get some lovely entertainment if it is, especially in winter 

I like the careful positioning of the seat though ....

weedy ID's please

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 19:56

That yellow loosestrife can be a right b**** too Salino!  

Anemone nemorosa (wood anemone)

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 19:53

I used The Bulb Company last autumn nut, which is also Gee Tee bulbs, and found the site very simple to use and they were very efficient with the delivery. I ordered in the region of 400 bulbs, mainly crocus and narcissus.

I think they do the Wood Anemones as bulbs but I don't know how successful that is. I had them years ago but I bought them as plants.


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 19:44

I know exactly what you mean about aisle blockers KEF    Dinner sounds good though - yours too Woody - great bargain.Glad you've managed something BL. Horrible when you feel like that. We're having chicken wrapped in Parma ham with some roasted veg and  potatoes. Nice and easy to put together when you've been out doing stuff. 

The young  robin was testing out the new pond facilities but was also hopping over to the 'birdbath' for a dip. He's obviously not convinced yet! Can't blame him since it's only partly done. 

Ggirl - BH - you're right...why didn't I think of that...

Dutch Barn Cloche

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 19:22

Nicholas said:

Bert and John had a combined age of 177 in 1995 - so getting in contract with them proved difficult.


Did you try a ouija board Nicholas... 


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 17:17

Don't get the jaggy sand though Fishy!  

I used actual underlay left over from laminate flooring - the expanded foam type - with only a little sand under the deepest area. Sand is the usual method because it's  easy to mould round ledges and corners etc. If you're not going to be standing in the pond adn the ground underneath is fairly stable and smooth, I don't think it matters quite so much about having a really thick base, but if it's going to make your guarantee void then best to follow the rules 

Lyn - the plants will die down for winter if they're not evergreens - just like in the garden. I always think it's nice to have a reasonable amount of those, especially if you can see the pond from the house. Makes a much nicer feature, and also gives more cover for wildlife. Even if it's shrubs as opposed to more traditional pond style planting, you can mix the two quite easily -Euonymous for instance, is ideal anywhere. Some of the Carexes are good, and things like Hart's Tongue Ferns. Caltha (marsh marigold) is almost evergreen.

Peat - I could send Fishy all the bumpf we've been getting about Independence 


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 16:39

Thalictrums are nice MrsG. I had the double one fidget mentioned, in a previous garden,  the buds are like mini bunches of grapes.   I have the white one now - bought it last autumn for the shady bit in front of the new fence where I have lots of other whites.

Hate clothes shopping of any kind.  Shopping idea of Hell..

Off to get something done outside for a little while before dinner. I'll catch up properly with all your activities after that. 

What's a BH Dove? 


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 08:16

Think they did them on Bake off recently OL. Mary Berry's recipes are the only ones I ever use for baking, but I don't do so much baking nowadays - it would be yet another reason why I wouldn't get through the doors ! 


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 08:08

Morning all - just to catch you out KEF 

I can't keep up on here so I'm not going to try - I'd never get out the house if I did 

OL - I could never do you job - it would be another reason why I would never get out the house - I'd have to widen the doors...

Ggirl's apple pie looked lovely though..we need a licking lips smiley...  - that's the closest I can get!

Lovely day here again but chilly. If you will have Bank Holidays down there...that's why you'll  get rain...

Off in  a few minutes so hope everyone has a good day and all the poorly people feel better. Hope your shower's ok too Dove 

Lawn weed

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 07:55

Tootles - creeping buttercups are like dandelions - if you don't get the roots out they'll come back. They're perennial - more perennial than some perennials!  

My front grass here was mainly buttercups, daisies and dandies with moss thrown in for good measure. A year or so on, and it's had a couple of applications of weed and feed, with an extra feed or two thrown in, it's now mostly grass and looking pretty good. You just have to keep on top of it if you want a reasonable looking lawn. Easy enough if it's a small area. Not so easy if it's large though, or next to fields, where you get the 'field' creeping back in .  

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