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Plants to create privacy

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 09:13

How much room do you have, meghan? A hedge of beech or hornbeam would give privacy and can be kept tight and narrow, unlike many other hedging plants. Simple to look after, keeps their foliage over winter, and as we're approaching bare root season, it would be very economical to put in. 

It does depend on what time you have for maintenance too. Evergreen shrubs like Eleagnus, Viburnum or Osmanthis would also be ideal, but they need a little bit of room to look good. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 09:01

Morning all/afties Pat. Washing waiting to go out here, but I'm waiting for the fog to go  

It's been very chilly here - still only about five degrees when I put bird food out ten minutes ago. Supposed to warm up a bit.

Intended walking today, but slept very badly. I need to take daughter to work early tomorrow anyway, so will go then. Might need some extra layers  

Hope today is better BL. Buying some little furries for the grand kids will hopefully help x

Come on DD - get the gear on and crack on...

I'm drinking coffee. Unusual for me. I might have to continue some more painting today. Got quite a lot done yesterday evening.  Would like to get some bulbs in and do the front grass. It'll have to dry up a fair bit though. It's well covered in sparkly dew 

Enough is enough

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 15:44

You can go off a person you know, Verd..... 

There's now a teeny, tiny bit of blue sky....hurrah! 

But it's still raining....boo  

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 15:26

Hailstones thrashing the windows here, in between the stair rod rain. Don't think I'll be cutting the grass today....

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 15:16

If the hailstones and rain go off, I might get something done. Not looking  too promising though 

I'd like to move some plants, and get some more bulbs in, but the ground is really soggy. No chance of the grass drying off for cutting either.

Enough is enough

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 15:12

Sorry kornflake - but the title of the thread is 'Enough is Enough'. I wondered what it was about  so I read it. I've simply informed you of the best course of action if you're unhappy with the programme. 

nut - I know, I'm wasting my breath, but I can't go outside and get on there - the hailstones are lashing the windows now....

Enough is enough

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 14:34

kornflake, you're entitled to your opinion, as is everyone else here. However, there are dozens of this sort of thread, and they're a bit pointless, because if you have a problem with the programme content, it would be better to contact the BBC about it. This is just a gardening forum.  

What is this plant type?

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 14:25

Sure as hell ain't heather/ Calluna vulgaris,  Joseph....

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 14:16

Tresamble is pretty Dove - I bought some a couple of years ago. Nice creamy colour and not too tall. 

I forgot you'd 'come into money' Joyce  

Hosta - I've got a wealthy Nigerian prince wanting to marry me - I just need to transfer all my money into his bank account. Can't wait to see him....

We had Mike Wilson/David on the phone again this morning.Boss answered it though. I just shouted to her - It's a scam. Tell him to *** off. He was cutting off our internet apparently - him and his pals presumably....

Chucking it down here now after being dry and sunny for most of the morning when I was working. Grrr...

Oh BL - just saw your post. Sending love xxx

Last edited: 30 September 2016 14:17:28

anemone Mistral pink

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 14:05

Nemerosa is beautiful pbff. I intend getting some for this garden for next year. I was a bit too late to think of ordering them this year and all my bulbs are here. 

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