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ID Please

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 13:15

Looks a bit like the ornamental pear - Pyrus salicifolius. It's a very pretty small tree - gets to a few metres or so  height and spread but you can prune it. I had one in a previous garden 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 13:13

I'm a bit like Dove - it could be almost anything from James and Joni to opera - too many to mention but definitely Placido  (who I'm secretly in love with    )  or Mozart (ahh the Clarinet Concerto - Jack Brymer recording) or Oscar Peterson  or Andre Previn (playing Gershwin - Dad was a jazz musician) or Stevie Wonder or Tom Petty or Elton or ....and so it goes on.  I mainly keep the louder stuff for when I'm driving though!

Dove did you see the programme about Jacqueline du Pre recently? Another huge talent taken too soon. She was superb.


conflicting answers

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:57

If all else fails - a sniper on the top of your shed should do the trick Duncan...

I'm kidding - just in case the 'literal' police are reading 

I mentioned quince Janet - it's a lovely shrub isn't it? I fancy the white one  for my back fence if I can squeeze one in somewhere. Nice for early spring when it's a wet dreary day and I'm inside looking out!

Good luck with it Duncan, whatever route you go down. It's possibly best to build a defence and not get too involved in case you get targeted. Wrong I know, as bullying should not go unchallenged, but ignorance in others is very hard to deal with successfully. We're all here to support you with it and offer help anyway. 


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:30

No - you've done 3334 Liz....

Birch Tree losing leaves in July

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:08

Get us a pic Duncan! 


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:06

No Dove. Absolutely not.

You can have Mr Salmond  

Birch Tree losing leaves in July

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:05

I googled copper birch and it says Betula albosinensis is known as the chinese red birch so perhaps this is what Duncan has? It has peeling brown bark.

Container drainage

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:01

I use polystyrene chunks too but I know what you mean about picking the lumps out when you empty the old compost out Jim 

I've also used small broken plastic pots in the base of big pots to save using loads of compost, but I add some gravel or larger stones to fill the space round them which seems to work quite well. If you cover that with a bit of weed suppressing fabric it stops compost being washed down to block the drainage holes.  


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 11:55

Hope it goes well in March Andy. Take it slow back at work  

That would have been the place if you turned right from the nursery. 

David's pic has made me hungry. Not decided on dinner tonight - a roast would be nice. Perhaps the girls could be persuaded to do it since they're here today....

Well, I can dream can't I? 

conflicting answers

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 11:46

BB2 - that's the kind of neighbour who's worth their weight in gold, but sadly they are few and far between. At least you appreciate the fact - unlike many others. My problem here is that some people think my garden is their children's play area, and seem to believe I have no right to tell them otherwise.  Jim - unreasonable doesn't even begin to cover it.  

A situation when I was out for dinner with my girls last week highlighted again the way many people view their children's  behaviour. 

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