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Possible garden shrub help

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 13:52

Choisya ternata would be nice Cleo. There's a golden variety as well. Evergreen. Does it have to evergreen or does that not matter, and can it be any size? Any colour preference?

Azaleas, Rhodos, Camellias and Pieris would grow well there too if your soil is acidic.


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 20:29

No - once you reach 40 you start going backwards OL. 

Tomorrow you're 39 again. 

lovely bluebells Dove. 


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 20:19
4thPanda wrote (see)


MrsG, I always have to google Verd's plants 

Had to do a double take there Panda- glad to see there's an 'l' in that last word...





Just in and had boiled eggs and brown bread for tea 

Lots done and a friend came round as well. The blue tits now have a small hanging bird table, with a roof made from bark. They really don't like the one with the cage round it.  I got a bit side tracked when I was doing other things....

Off for a look round to see what you've all been doing.

Anyone planted out their sweet pea seedlings?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 12:15

Yes pinch out the growing tip to encourage bushy growth. I mainly grow mine in big pots so that they can be positioned accordingly. I don't use anything special as far as compost is concerned but I add some grit and always make sure they are well fed and watered. I use pots at least 15" diameter normally but I put gravel/polystyrene or old plastic pots in the bottom so I  use less compost. Hope that's of some help 

Malicious Weedkiller damage to clematis

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 12:06

So  depressing jatnik but well done for standing up to these horrid people despite the abuse you got. I hope they leave you  alone from now on. I think it comes down to how fortunate you are in terms of how much notice the authorities will take with this sort of problem. It can make people's lives a misery and make them feel like prisoners in their own homes.

Malicious Weedkiller damage to clematis

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 11:04

We do indeed Baywood. Don't know how these people sleep at night. I hope the clematis survives - it's a well established one so fingers crossed it will have survived. Perhaps the weedkiller won't have penetrated far enough and the currant might have deflected some of it too. Good luck. 

Strange Bird Behaviour

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:58

Did he come back with a baseball bat Matt - or a couple of friends? 


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:44

I still haven't found the Anemone blanda bulbs I 'misplaced' last autumn...

but the tulips I planted last month are all growing well  

Glad all went well chicky - don't envy you the train trip but I know what you mean about not wanting chicklet to do the journey  herself....difficult balance isn't it?

Clearing up here so I hope to get lots more done. All the plants I put in yesterday are looking happy so quite pleased with that. Digging needs doing in various areas for further planting but not sure the back will be up to the job 

Human irrigation system

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:34

See you soon mike. We'll all be thinking of you and wishing you well x


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:31

Nothing deters rabbits once they get going. They'll find a way in if they can. 

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