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Posted: 27/10/2013 at 11:47

Can you secure the door in some way KEF so it doesn't take off and end in outer space! 


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 11:21

And...pressing ignore now people.......

Oh Stacey - I hate when that happens. 

Brown shoots on crocus corms - will they flower?

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 11:19

hct - I have the same ones and , like you, they haven't gone in yet  I've just looked at them and they're as you describe, while the Snow Bunting ones are paler so maybe it's just the colour of their shoots. I'm hoping to get mine in to their bed in the next few days. The weather is definitely having an effect I'd say. 


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 11:10

I think that's the case KEF. I only bought this one earlier this summer so it would have been pollinated when I got it I expect. There are males and females - like Skimmia. I may have to get another one as I don't think anyone round here is likely to have one.


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 11:06

Yes- I assume that's the reason Fg. I'm not going to do a taste test any time soon though!  

The berried trees and shrubs are looking terrific up here this year. Lovely to see them.


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 10:59

Chicky- well done Mr Chicky!! Lovely job. Could he make me a few?

 I've thought of doing a couple of wooden ones but that's a for another year I think. Are you planting it with just one 'specimen shrub' or is he making you more so that you can have a nice group of them?

Like the pyracantha. I've got an orange one which is looking nice just now even though it's quite young. The birds eat the reds first, then orange then yellow. I've got a pernettya which has lovely white berries - apparently they're the last colour of berry to get eaten. Aren't birds clever? 

Fallen Apples - Dig In or Compost ?

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 10:53

Maybe need to turn your compost Tris, and also add some 'dry' material - straw/shredded paper etc to get a better balance and get it all mixed thoroughly. It'll gradually settle down. It happens when you add lots of wet material like grass cuttings too. I have an ordinary paper shredder so my bank statements and junk mail are now being put to good use!  

Serious! Really

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 10:47

'Doctor Kildare' Woody 

Not that I remember it of course....

Best for privacy

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 09:29

Can I make a suggestion - how about some large timber beds with grasses/evergreens. To have something at a good height you'll need big containers and they can be very expensive. I'd be worried that they might be stolen as well.  A couple of timber beds- perhaps at two different  heights will enable you to plant some different things. Wood isn't expensive from a builders/timber merchant and they don't take long to construct. You'll give the plants a better chance of growing well if they have a good root run. If you can give us an idea of aspect (ie what direction the garden faces and how much sun it gets etc) it will help with suggestions for plants. You could add spring bulbs on the 'house' side to give you something nice to look at from a window  


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 08:42

Good news Novice. It's a common sight  when you go into a forest to see bare trunks and all the greenery a long way above your head. Quite pleasant in fact! Not so good when it's in your garden though. I don't envy your task.  It'll leave a big gap in the garden so might take a bit of getting used to. Perhaps just get one or two removed and see what happens?

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