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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 22:15

Night Dovey. I'm off to bed too - hope I don't have any strange dreams tonight - last night I was spending time with Elton John and David in their trendy penthouse flat....

Don't ask...must have been something I ate! 


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 22:07

I think there are now laws regarding the height of Lleylandi hedges Jade so it may not really solve your problem. Slughunter's suggestion sounds much more pleasant. Could you attach some  trellis to your wall if that's suitable? You could use ivy to give all year round privacy and then add some flowering climbers which will grow through it as suggested.

Were you notified of the intended building work so that you had a chance to object? If it's Tesco though, I expect you don't have much chance of beating it! 


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 21:59

Someone posted on the forum  recently  - sorry can't remember who - about organic slug pellets which are available on an eco friendly site. If I can find the post I'll put the name of it on here!

I use sharp grit fro mine and also simply try and grow plants which are less susceptible. I also used sandpaper round my pots earlier this year as an experiment and it worked very well. Was thinking of patenting it!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 21:36

No tcm. I don't go on any others. Where I work is where I worked for 20 years after I left school. I left when I had my girls and went back 7 years ago after doing something else. I work in the rosette company. I used to produce the show and WHP ponies/horses for my employers so travelled about a bit to all the shows. Haven't ridden since I was pregnant with oldest daughter who's now 19. 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 21:28

Bev ! 

MrsG it's alovely idea- I'm very flattered that you bought something I suggested- I hope it doesn't die on you now or take over the garden ! 

I used to buy a plant on the girls' birthdays when they were little. 


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 21:12


Don't know if I have any - cos I ain't  looked! 

...but I will now!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 21:11

Evening all. Bit late on here for me but was outside and then got dinner etc.

Daughter's results arrived- address hadn't been updated properly by the school  so they'd been sent to last address 

She did fine- passed everything and had a selection of grades from A's to D's - 2 of each - so not too much to worry about! More chocolate was consumed though! Thanks for all the kind comments and support 

Police still round the corner at the house of the gunman involved in yesterday's shooting up here. The owner of the place where it happened was killed. He was a regular customer at the eq. centre where I work - they get their rosettes from us - and we also know some of the gunman's family -his sister was a regular customer at the saddlery shop we have.

Not very nice.

Hope everyone's had a good day.

GG- you're working too hard. You need another little holiday 


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 20:58

Antony - perhaps you could invest in some sheep if the flymo's no good!!

You have plenty on your plate with new twins so I wouldn't worry too much about the grass. If you chop it down and let it get back to a manageable height you can take it from there! In another month the growth will slow a bit anyway and you'll get some rain in the coming weeks to revive it, so it won't be too bad going into the autumn and winter.  Then you can start on it next spring with a new maintenance programme!  

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 15:46

MrsG - that's a nice plant to have and to remind you, even if it's a little sad too 

Where have I been now chick??  Deano's??? I've been so busy haven't I? 

Tina's pond, KEF's new poppy.....mmm where will  I go now....?


Planting for 45° bank

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 15:36

If you hadve a nice seating area planned - a few scented plants there would be ideal, even if it's just annuals or something in pots during the main season. I forgot to mention grasses as we couldn't have them -they just got eaten! Some of the Carexes are lovely near ponds- there's some good green/gold varieties as well as the bronze ones,  and Hakonechloa  'Aurea' (arching green/yellow leaves) is particularly 'Japanesey'!  Most of the carexes are evergreen too. 

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