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Music in the Garden

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 17:57

I remember them pd. Not a fan but I think my ex husband quite  liked them. He was keen on punk too although I wasn't but we had lots of common ground in music  -Neil Young, Tom Petty, Queen etc. I like some songs - Should I stay or should I go? is a great song.

Weren't the seventies a strange decade? Singer songwriters and glam rock at the beginning and punk at the end - with disco sandwiched in between - heaven help us! ...

I love that picture I have in my head now Hostafan  Do you sing the arias? 

Golden Bamboo

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 17:51

Schoolboy error Jack! 

You could always go back and take a look to see if they have any left. As Hostafan says, there's lots of different varieties but P. Aurea is quite common so there's a good chance it's that.

Nasty stagnant pond

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 17:44

I'd agree with Annie - better just to use water and elbow grease although you could use a little drop of washing up liquid which would do no harm especially if you rinse it well at the end. The only thing I'd say is - Annie - I wouldn't have fancied cleaning my last pond with a nail brush! 

Golden Bamboo

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 17:33

There's basically two types of bamboo Jack. Some run because the new shoots spread  underground and pop up farther away, and these are the kind which can be a problem.  The clump formers grow - as the name  suggests - in a clump, so they tend to thicken up in the same way as a Phormium with the new shoots all popping up round the main plant which keeps it more controllable. Your own growing conditions can affect how the plants grow, as with any plant, and some people put a physical barrier round them when planting to help contain them - like paving slabs, timber or corrugated metal. The Fargesias are the most common clump forming types. If it says clump forming rather than having a botanical name, it's probably just to make it easier for people to make a choice.

sad news ...

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 17:18

Got all the t-shirts dj so I know how horrible it is.  You're in a limbo just now and it's hard to look further than the next couple of weeks - if that. If there are plants you personally want to keep, you're probably best leaving them there and just checking on them now and again. If you have someone to maintain the garden,you could leave specific instructions for their care, and if it gets to the point where the house is sold  you can address it then. I know these things can drag on, but as long as you're ok, you can make a new garden in the future, and make it even better.

You might get a little plot of your own and you'll be able to take them. Let's hope that's the case. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 17:06

I have trouble being me never mind being anyone else 

Glad to see you here  pdoc. Keep on keeping on.  Nil illegitimi ... I'm sure you know the rest...

Cats

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 16:43

Eh?

sad news ...

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 16:41

That's such a shame djjjuk. I understand you want to keep the garden in good order but, under the circumstances, I wouldn't do any major building or restructuring work unless you feel it's really necessary( ie if you were going to sell the house in the near future ) as you won't see any real return  for your outlay. Keeping the garden neat is necessary, but if you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself, perhaps a word with other neighbours or a look in the local paper will help you find someone who can do the maintenance at a reasonable cost. Obviously any cost should really be shared equally but I know how difficult all that stuff can be, and if your ex is maintaining the house then it would be fair if you dealt with the garden. It also might be less disheartening to have a third party doing it. 

Good luck dj.... I know what it's like.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 15:20

Yes Claire  - you're officially odd....

I'm kidding of course - I can understand that in a weird sort of way! 

One of my biggest regrets is not going to see Bowie when I had the chance of a ticket a friend had spare, 40 odd years ago when he was on the cusp of mega stardom.

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 15:12

You can also  PM Daniel directly in the same way you would anyone else Tracey. 

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