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Spring bulbs

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 13:21

Mild weather at this time of year often prompts bulbs into growth earlier than we might expect. I've got some Dutch iris which are about 6" high just now! The growth will slow down as colder weather comes in so don't worry too much about them  


Posted: 19/10/2014 at 11:25

LP - I've not lost anything - apart from my marbles perhaps 

The tail end of a hurricane is coming across the pond and arriving here early in the week, so get into the lea of that nice wall you have 


Posted: 19/10/2014 at 11:11

Lesley - when I lived round the corner from here, I had two mature trees in the front garden. Because of the wind direction, the leaves often got blown straight off the trees and down the road so I got a much smaller haul on those occasions for my leaf bins! 

dog bite,anyone know for sure?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 11:07

I've read this thread with interest. I'm not a dog lover but I think when someone has fenced off their land and put notices up stating that it's private property how can someone claim they didn't know it's private - especially if they'd have to either go through the owner's gate to access it, or climb the fence? 

grandma has stated that the land is next to a moor -  plenty of other land for the jogger to run on then. What's the owner supposed to do  - spend all day patrolling her boundary if her dogs are out there and telling anyone passing that it's private? Ludicrous.  

If it was me - I'd turn the tables and have the jogger charged with trespass.

Just my tuppenceworth 

Help - Sick Privet Hedge?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 10:46

They're semi evergreen but they don't discolour as much as in David's pix - or at least, I've never seen privet discolour like that. As it's a new hedge and we've had quite difficult weather conditions this year, I think it's more likely to be related to that, unless the plants were diseased in some way when David bought them.

David - did you have long hot dry spells during the summer? If so, they may have looked like they were establishing well - as you planted them in early spring when conditions would have been moist - but a long period without water may have affected a few that hadn't  got going quite as well as the rest. Just a thought. 


Posted: 19/10/2014 at 10:37

Verdun - you're far too accommodating 

Think the hurricane's arriving on Monday/Tuesday lily but it's making a start here this morning! Glad you're feeling a bit better today.

My grass was cut about two weeks ago and it's been colder so I think I was lucky.It looks quite good - might not need any more done to it apart from collecting any leaves lying on it.

Rhs plant shop

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 09:11

I think lots of things - not just plants - are dressed up to look like a bargain 

Pays to do a bit of research before buying anything these days. For plants - online nurseries as well as local nurseries and GCs.


Posted: 19/10/2014 at 09:07

Think I might stop looking in them altogether  KEF  

Best Plant to cover a drain cover

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 09:04

'What's the star in your garden' page 66 for chicky's crate 


Posted: 19/10/2014 at 08:51

Morning all. Wild and wet here - wind whistling . Big change from yesterday so I'm glad I got on outside when it was nice.

Lovely to 'see' you Bill - hope you and MrsB are doing ok  

I use a local garage as much as possible too Dove - these dealerships have you over a barrel sometimes. Had dreadful issues with a Honda one when I had my 4 wheel drive. Your doo-hickeys will turn up when you least expect them 

A day for catching up on indoor chores I think 

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