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Music in the Garden

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 14:06

I meant to tell you last week doc - the Pixies were on one of the Sky Arts channels in concert. If you've got cable tv it's bound to be on again at some point 

Plant suggestions

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 14:02

 If it's covered in moss - it a bit shady  Dan? Heathers prefer a bit of sun so maybe that's why it's not doing much. A pic would be great if you can manage it. 

However, Periwinkles will grow there - Vinca. The flowers are shades of blue or purple and there's also a white variety. Hardy Geraniums will be happy there whether it's sunny or a bit shady and they come in lots of colours. Easy to obtain and maintain. Euonymous are variegated shrubs which will be happy there - no real flowers but evergreen and easy to keep. Brunnera is another useful low grower and is also evergreen - small blue flowers on those usually -  it likes a bit of shade but it doesn't like it too dry so if you can give a bit more info on the conditions that would really help. Lamium also likes a similar situation to Brunnera. Small  purple/pink/white flowers depending on variety 


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 13:46

And do you have a  'robin' living in the 'bat cave' too Dove? 

Pond will be great. I had a couple of mature trees near my pond in a previous house - pond was  a similar size. Just net it. No problem.  

doc - it's ok - we'll just whisper 

Loverly pic chicky. I'm not a fan of roses but I do like climbers.


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 08:07

Work for me in  minute too. Off to put washing out first and then I'll keep my fingers crossed. Hope I might get something done outside later 

I see the spammers have been out again. There was another one about moving house which I reported but he's posted on another thread as well, trying to make it look legit. They don't give up easily do they? 

Have a good day all - whatever you're up to 

A collection of unknown plants requiring identifying.

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 08:03

1 is definitely a very sad Rosemary clari! 

5  looks like a Hosta when you enlarge and 6 might be another one. 8 is a geranium and probably the one Salino mentioned. I have it here but it's out of sight!

All the others as already mentioned.


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 07:56

Jools - it makes you wonder who's the mug nowadays doesn't it? When you try to do it the right way, you're the one who gets the grief.

Trespass isn't a criminal offence jeannie - it's only if there's damage, and frankly the police don't give a toss anyway.  It's a bleeping joke. I had the same attitude when I politely asked people not to let their children run through my garden. Some of the replies were 'well you've got that bit fenced off so...', 'it's only grass',  'this is a family area, why did you move here?', it's not like he's picking your flowers' and 'what is your problem?' - that one was in a Vicky Pollard style complete with the shoulder movement ... It was the manner in which it was said that was the real issue. No respect for anyone or anyone's property.  An older woman said to me one day - 'they think when they buy a house they've bought the  whole street'. 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 22:04

David - it's safe now -  I've thrown a bucket of water over this lot 

This is all too much for a delicate lady like me....

I'm off to sleep that is.... so behave yourselves...

Night all. 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 21:55

It beggars belief sometimes doesn't it jools? I don't understand what goes through people's heads nowadays. How ludicrous that you did everything right with planning etc yet you were taken to court. I had to put a fence round my boundary to stop  children constantly running through it. They'd been doing for years apparently according to a neighbour. Damaged a nice little cherry tree and other planting as well. I used to live a few hundred yards away for over 15 years and, after splitting up with my partner, I thought it would be nice to move back here. Biggest mistake I've ever made. I'll be moving once my youngest daughter finishes school in a couple of years. 

And that's why I've chosen Blackthorn as the hedge - incredibly jaggy 


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 21:36

That'll  larn 'em Dove! 

Help- How to cut down plant

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 21:35

Looks like it to me Kelly although I can't get the pic to enlarge very well. They're normally grown as a specimen plant in the middle of lawns or large borders.They do get pretty big, and the flower spikes are the same height again,so you might be better trying to get it out and planting something more friendly instead. It looks as if it's not in a great position - is it on a path?The foliage has very sharp edges so wear stout gloves when you work with it.  


If you google Cortaderia pumila you'll get the idea of what they're like.

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