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Posted: 19/09/2013 at 14:49

Tarzan- just make sure you're buying from a British nursery for your hedging...

some of these posts are advertising- and not from this country.

You shouldn't have any problem with pipes with any hedging you pick. As Paula says- it's really only an issue with mature trees. Hopes Grove Nursery are a good hedge supplier. I've used them in the past and I've just ordered some bare root hedging from them for this winter. Just google the name and you'll find them easily. 


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 13:59

I'm ready for my roll now Dove. No sauce for me thanks 

Couldn't tell you the last time I had a bacon roll!

Fidget- the rain's going off a bit now - hubby might be ok without his jacket, although I'm a bit south of the town. Going to the nursery later - will I get you a few things for him to bring you back?

Bulb compost

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 13:56

CG- I always top dress pots with grit or gravel. They look better, they preserve moisture if it's sunny and it does prevent bits and pieces seeding in. 


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 08:27

keep some for me- off to work in the lovely rain..


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 08:15

You can buy it concentrated to dilute down, Ally. Most GCs and places like B&Q sell it. Far better than any other weedkillers. 


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 08:00

I've had toast Dove- can you rustle me one up for lunch later? 

I'll send the tomatoes if you like- still got loads ripening away.


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 07:59

I'm inclined to agree with Stacey. Having lived in exposed locations, roses and clematis will struggle if there's no shelter belt. Some of the variegated ivies will brighten up the space 9plenty to choose from) and the Hydrangea petiolaris is lovely. You could always plant a flowering shrub in beside it to give extra colour.


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 07:56

We had running water Woody - down the walls...

fidget- hubby will need his brolly for Glasgow today- better for tomorrow though.


Posted: 19/09/2013 at 07:51

You're all very nostalgic this morning! 

I remember when it was all just fields...

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 14:48

If you can get a net in place to catch leaves it'll help but frankly - in a big pond it's not feasible anyway.  As you say- a bit of debris isn't the end of the world. We removed a fair bit of waste that had built up as the previous owners overfed the fish but it would have been impossible to clear it  and keep it that way. There was a huge amount of resident wildlife in the pond and we improved it a good bit by making a beached edge etc and renovating the banks. It was very rewarding. In the smaller pond it fed into,  we used watercress for the blanket weed which cleared it beautifully. It's hard work creating a pond Sara but I'm sure you won't be disappointed when it's completed. 

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