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suggestions please

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 13:11

What do you have planted around the 'ex' tree and what other things are there - fences, buildings etc?

I'm inclined to agree with Hosta re covering stumps, but a low stump is a much better opportunity, especially as you'll have a load more light into the area without the tree hanging over it.

Cut to about four or five feet it could make a bird table though. 

Inspiration needed.

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 08:07

Hornbeam retains its foliage through the winter Kc so you still have the framework there. If you plant some large evergreen shrubs in front of it, you'll get the privacy you need. Alternatively - just plant the shrubs! It might be better than trying to maintain a hedge too - under the circumstances 

Cotoneaster could be useful though..it'll grow against the fence and it's quite 'rough' without being thorny. Needs very little attention and would be a good backdrop to other things.


Did you forget the pic?  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 08:01

Haven't looked on here for a bit - gorgeous snake heads Hazel and Hefty 

Your garden will be beautiful as always W'song - looking forward to seeing more as the year goes on  

This chap needs hair.......

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 07:59

That's brilliant B'cupdays 

Tetley - I had to stop on the way back to work yesterday (temp traffic lights) and it was next to a house with a huge tree at the driveway. On a little 'hole' on the trunk, there was a small fern growing away quite happily on some moss that had gathered there. I thought of you and Bert!  


Posted: 19/02/2016 at 07:57

Morning all - afties Pat - they were showing the huge Australian  tumbleweed on the news this morning. I missed hearing where it was though. It looked very strange! 

Edd - go and get some help please. The X Files is a tv show....it's not real life....

No scraping (I hope) for me either chicky - I think the temps went back up. Car was frozen when I took the bin out later last night  so I'm hoping it's still not covered in ice!

Nearly into March - doc - keep on hanging in there. It's got to get warmer and a bit drier soon  

Thinking of you today Lyn x


Posted: 18/02/2016 at 19:14

Glad you enjoyed your day T'bird  


1Runnybeak1 wrote (see)

FAIRYGIRL.    Re Kiwis, your supposed to peel them you know   I quite like them if they are really ripe.  


Aaah - that's where I'm going wrong.  I wondered why they tickled....   

App for garden design

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 17:32

Pencil and paper for me too - but it has to be to scale. The number of times you see people drawing something which contains a large tree or a big set of furniture only to find the area they've actually got is about four square feet 

A few copies of the basic shape and then you can play about with shapes and ideas. It's still the best way I think. 


Posted: 18/02/2016 at 17:22

Evening all. Feel I should do that knee bending thing Dixon of Dock Green did now....

Lyn - tomorrow will be hard - I hope you're ok. It's a miserable time of year so perhaps some spring weather will help your Dad. Getting outside and doing even a couple of tiny things will help his spirits xx

Sky turned very black when I got in - hail, thunder and horrible sleety rain arrived. My neighbour has cut her grass....it doesn't look very promising.....

I used to be able to sleep at the drop of a hat too RB. Certain situations changed that and I'm now used to not getting a decent sleep,  but it's horrible if you feel knackered and can't sleep. Hosta - did you see my post about eating a few kiwi fruit in the evening?  Apparently it does work. Couldn't pay me enough to eat them 

Dangerous slippy path when wet

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 12:47

You might be better resorting to gravel if you don't want to do what Lyn is suggesting. If the aspect's shady, it's the best solution.

A sloping path is fine in good conditions, but a 'stepped' path would be much safer. 


Posted: 18/02/2016 at 12:44

Chilly tunnel Hosta. Hope you weren't out long squashing weevils today. 

Hope you get your issue resolved Lyn. Makes me angry when older people don't get seen quickly with some surgeries. It's no different to getting an urgent appointment for a young child or baby. I know they're often under huge stress but this is the 21st century. No wonder people resort to going to A&E or calling an ambulance. 

Hope the weather's staying fair for the Forkers. 

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