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Hydrangea

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 13:57

I just bought a couple of white, oak leaf hydrangeas which have beautiful foliage colour just now. There's a house near my old one with a big sloping,shady front garden and it's full of what looks like Hydrangea 'Limelight'. They just glow - a great big wad of them! I should try and get a pic of them if I'm near there soon. Very attractive greeny/white flowers- it's a paniculata type. Did consider it for my shady borders. May get one as a specimen.

Beware of companies offering vouchers and cash back.

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 13:51

These companies are despicable fidget. You'd need the Hubble telescope to read the small print on these statements etc. I feel sorry for people paying by debit card -which is basically cash after all - as you don't have any recourse. I pay for everything by credit card and take the cashback and rewards.

Salino- they usually just blame the 'system'. Never the idiot who's operating it though. Hope you get that resolved.

Well done Tina! When I had issues with a utility company I was with until I moved here abt 7 months ago, they were a nightmare to deal with. They claimed I owed them £60 - which I didn't. They threatened me with court and if I'd been less 'able' I might have rolled over and paid them. They actually owed me money. It went on for 5 months and I'm not done with them yet.

Autumn colour

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 13:41

Lovely David. I took some of a huge bee which appeared yesterday but they weren't good quality. Took this of some clematis seedheads though during a sunny spell:

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/PA220842_zps1d7dec11.jpg

 

Spring bulbs help

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 13:32

I've potted lots of mine as the beds  where they're going  eventually aren't ready. Some of the crocus are sprouting but it's not an issue. As mentioned already, you don't need them in the dark, just keep them sheltered somewhere till you're ready to put them in the place you eventually want them. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 13:26

Fidget - I preferred the chocs you had the other night...don't like the sound of your new recipe..

Daughter came home with the lurgy yesterday so she'd better not give it to me. She can go and stay at her Dad's!  

Weather dry here so will get out after my lunch. There's wood to be attached and painted 

New privet hedge

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 08:10

Yes, privet grows quickly once established provided it's location has been well prepared, as with any hedging plant. It shouldn't need any attention till next year as LF and Verdun have said. If the site's windy - you mentioned getting some protection for your veg - they may get a little wind damage over the winter and spring so you may even want to put in some additional wind break like netting to give them a bit of help through the worst weather.

Fallen Apples - Dig In or Compost ?

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 08:03

Blackbirds love them and I have a serious lack of them in this garden so I'll be putting some out specifically to attract them in. 

In frosty cold spells it's a great source of moisture for them too. I used to core them and then tie them to the base of a tree stake to make it easier for them to eat. It stopped squirrels running off with them as well!

GW free tulips in oct issue

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 07:56

I think the voucher was for certain outlets only ladyg. We don't have those ones in Scotland unfortunately. I gave mine to another member here. 

That new roundup gel

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 07:53

That's a shame Valerie. I think you're right to try and get it out if you have a pond there. It would be horrible to lose that. I don't think weedkillers work on them at all, but I've often wondered if the flame gun thingies would be effective if you cut the stalks down and did it a few times.  I expect it would depend on the surroundings and how often it was done, and even then I don't  know if it would be successful.

That wasn't very conclusive was it! 

Lilies only open part way.

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 07:44

Hi Bill. Just saw this. If there's no infestation of any kind, is it looking for more light? Just seemed a bit that way in the pic. Perhaps it simply needs a better location- there's a lot of planting right round it. 

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