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Talkback: Death-watch beetles

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 19:28


Am I living in some kind of parallel universe here? 

Neighbour's Garden is Damaging our Wall

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 18:16

Interesting thread. Gail - did you have all the correct certification for the extension when you bought the house?  I know English law is often different from up here but any extension requires signing off by Building Control and it's often the cause of delays in house sales here because that type of thing hasn't been done. Your solicitor should have requested and obtained all the necessary paperwork for you when you were buying. I think my first port of call would be the lawyer to get some clarification. Surveyors are also inclined to be very cautious so his report needs careful checking too as I find it odd if he was so ready to pass the building as sound. From your description of the neighbour's reaction - I wonder if he knows he shouldn't have put beds and borders against the wall and is worried about what may now happen. 

I'd agree with the others about the damp proofing - these companies are interested in selling you their product. Nothing else.


Posted: 16/09/2013 at 15:51

Mine didn't know where the washing machine was kept....

Growing Jacaranda mimosifolia within the U.K

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 15:50

Sounds like advertising to me Welsh... 

Identify this tree or shrub

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:51

Cornubia perhaps?

The 7 Habits of Successful Gardeners

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:37

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:34

Very nice fidget. 

Panda- Hydrangea petiolaris is ideal for shade- evergreen and flat white flowerheads. Some clematis and roses grow well in shade - try Taylors site for clematis and David Austin or Beales for roses. 

garden design with full plants

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:28


Are you thinking what I'm thinking fidget????

1 shrub ID, and lots of advice needed for the rest!

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 18:40

Sorry djjjuk- the pix haven't come through 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 18:38

Thanks all - I'll skip the painting Panda if you don't mind as I have fence painter's wrist.. Andy - I'll take a raincheck unless it only involves holding a hammer and eating cake!

Panda - you've done a great job. It's a lovely feeling to get plants into a new area. Have you put any new climbers in along your fence?

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