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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?


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 08:28

Morning all.

Please everyone- look at what punkdoc wrote on this page last night. If we ignore WUMs they'll stop and things will settle down. I don't use any of these so called  'social' networking sites ( seems a stupid name as they seem to be anti social a lot of the time )  we all came on this forum because we had a common interest in gardens and gardening. Lets rise above the nonsense and move forward and show some sense and dignity. I don't want to lose any more people I regard as friends just because a minority can't behave in an adult fashion. That's all I'm going to say on the matter.

Hope everyone is fine and not had too much trouble with the storm. Think we're going to miss the worst here. Hope I can get something done otherwise I'll have to do housework and that's not good!


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 20:50

I'm going to call off for the night now. Feel a bit sad and lost .

Goodnight everyone - virtual friends and family.

Perhaps tomorrow will be a better day.


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 16:56

It's desperately sad Matty. 

what is taking over a border area?

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 13:12

Can I have them if you don't want them Jo?  

Without the big snail lurking there though - got plenty of them! 

I've got white ones and I used to have bright pink ones too. They're lovely little plants.

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