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Posted: 12/10/2013 at 10:03

If sedum Autumn Joy is growing well then the soil's probably well draining so you'll have plenty of plants to choose from. If the lady wants all year round colour then you'll need a framework of evergreens. You mentioned a Rhodie so you could also have Pieris which has bunches of small creamy white flowers in spring followed by bright pinky/red new growth. They like a bit of shade same as the rhodo so that's one which would probably work for you. As Verd says, the soil sounds good and rich but wait and see what else is there in late winter/spring. There might be lots of bulbs waiting to erupt! If you can get pix on of different aspects of the plot you'll get lots of suggestions here from everyone. 


Posted: 12/10/2013 at 09:54

No Verd- I'm just worn out! Although maybe all that spinach I've been eating is starting to take effect...

Need to watch though - in case I turn into the Hulk...

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 09:46

How very uncharitable of you Brum wishing all that bad weather on us poor folk who have to stay here!

Snow's all very well if you don't have to go to work but for those of us who're only 27 or so... 

Cake??? Too early - even for me 

Why is anyone allowed to completely destroy your view??

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 09:42

Dragonfly - you said in your original post they were conifers so does that mean a hedge that the neighbour put in? If so, you have a case for requesting them to be kept at a reasonable height. Forget about views as everyone is right - you have no right to that - but a boundary hedge is a different matter as KT53 states. Get all your facts correctly gathered and prepared (including photos) and then approach the council.


Posted: 12/10/2013 at 09:33

Morning all. Good luck with the shed lily! Mind your back - fish n chips is the way to go! 

Here's to a good day - if you know what I mean 

Sun is shining and it looks a bit warmer than yesterday - never got above 7 degrees here with the wind. Washing to do - like you MsB - nothing like getting it outside 

Clearing, painting and lining beds for me today I think. 


Posted: 11/10/2013 at 20:34

Plenty Gilly - I'm full up after eating all Dove's delicious baking 


Posted: 11/10/2013 at 19:40

Sorry Dove - I ate the last's a replacement

 More tea anyone? 


Posted: 11/10/2013 at 19:14

I've been busy Brum - lots of construction but getting some plants in too. Got a couple of heucheras to put in! 

Glad you're ok now.

He seems to have got his coat Brum...and forgotten to take it off again...


Posted: 11/10/2013 at 19:09

Evening Brum - I'm fine but there's cake....

That's bound to bring him out! 

We've missed your chat Brum...

Party time- another coke for me ...

I don't take anything stronger Panda 


Posted: 11/10/2013 at 18:55

Brum - a timely return 

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