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Posted: 31/07/2015 at 13:07

I planted Berberis for the same reason in a previous garden RB. I also contacted Royal Mail after a relief postman ran through my garden and hurdled the brand new fence, damaging the grass I'd just treated en route...   I must say, they were very helpful and responded quickly too. 

Rain is staying away for the moment but I have some errands to run. I hope I can get something constructive done later.

I don't want to know about Verd's undergarments.....

Hedging ideas

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 08:14

I live near a small Nat Trust garden and every day when I pass it to go to work, I admire the honeysuckle growing through the (mixed beech and hawthorn) boundary hedging. It looks tremendous just now.

Yellow/cream one - but  I don't know the variety. Should be easy enough to find out  though - someone will here will know


Posted: 31/07/2015 at 08:09

Morning all - no time to catch up. At least we saw some sun yesterday after the very low night time temps. Don't think my toms have much chance  - temps are so low during the day never mind at night - struggling to stay in double figures through the day here 

I had a nuisance call the day after I moved here. Only SKY knew the number, and it wasn't them....

Enjoy the cricket doc and Verd - it's looking promising

Have a good day all - I'm off to the mines 

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 08:05

As others have said - not what most people have as a garden space, but ideal for you AJ - and that's what it's about. Hopefully you can add more herbs as you like using them  - they're pretty self sufficient   Next to your doors makes it even easier for access 

Perhaps the detractors who feel they could do a better job 'in one day with minimal resources' should offer their services for the next series. 

Ok...its nasty

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 07:34

Strawberries going here this year - magpies are getting them whether they're ripe or not 

I'll just have to net next year I think. 

Wood expanding when wet

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 07:31

I've never thought of using glue on outdoor timber. All my gates are done with screws or nails just like the raised beds etc, and made with pressure treated timber.  Even then, as Mark says, there's always a bit of expansion in wet weather so you need to allow for that too.

Looks like you'll have to go back to the beginning Kweegly. What a shame after all your hard work  


Posted: 29/07/2015 at 07:22

Morning all. Condensation on all the windows this morning.Autumn has arrived here. Only a few days earlier than usual anyway 

Lesley - hurray! Hope you have a good time. 

No shouting at TV here - can't watch the programme. Mr T has become too OTT  for me these days ... Lovely prog about The Pennine Way on in early evenings  just now though.

Off to work shortly - have a good day everyone whatever you're doing


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 07:42

Morning all. No tinterweb here yesterday evening so couldn't get on last night -perhaps it's scunnered with our weather too. Will it actually get into double figure today...  

Well at least my new lawn's getting well watered....every cloud....literally!

Had a quick google of the butterfly Liri - and there was a pic of one with quite a lot of white just like your's. Must keep an eye out for those on my travels 

Hosta - take care with your knee.  We take them for granted but they're vital for so many basic activities, but we  only realise that when they're not working too well. How horrible of your 'co worker' too 

Off to work in a few mins so have a good day everyone - whatever the weather 

Box bench

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 12:49

I'd agree with the others about taking the top off Dave. Perhaps you could have planted then a little further forward too. A couple nearer the ends will help.

I think it'll make a nice feature  

The Arctic

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 12:46

Fabulous doc. The contrast of sky, sea and ice is stunning  

 pic 3 

The sound of nature - the best sound there is - without doubt 

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