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Moving Viburnum opulus

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 09:33

Moving it when dormant is certainly the ideal Chrissy. Think I'd opt for autumn as the damper weather but warmer soil  will make it easier to establish. It's certainly better here - takes too long for ground to warm up in spring.

I'd still be inclined to prune back a bit though, but if you can prepare the ground well and take a really big rootball, you might find it's not necessary. 

Plant vandalism

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 09:30

Haley - how horrible for you. What on earth is wrong with some people? 

I'm not sure how  easy it would be to find out what has been used, other than taking several soil samples and getting them tested. It would be easy to assume it was a general weedkiller, and the best course of action would be to thoroughly soak everything to wash it through the soil, which would then mean it would be ok to replant after a few weeks. However, if it's happened that quickly, it could well be something more powerful - like sodium chlorate, which is now banned, but I expect people can still acquire it, or even still have it in their possession.

Would that be a possibility - taking some samples? 


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 09:24

Morning all/afties Pat. Hope hubby can get some progress with the knee. How frustrating that your doc is 'out of  ideas'. 

Wasn't it terrific BL? Don't you just love Carl Hester though? I adore him. I've nailed my colours to the mast on the 'lympics thread. 

We had those freeview boxes for the girls little TVs at the last house Liri - bit rural and no aerial points in every room like modern houses, so they needed internal plug in aerials. They were ok, but I think they're better with a proper, direct aerial, so as long as you have that, it should work well. 

Clari - plenty of sofa holding/'lympics viewing should be ideal for you today.  Hope your back is a bit better today though.

Weather doesn't look that great - at least the rain has stopped though. Hope it stays that way - I've got washing on  

The down pipe on the extension has worked loose so I'll need to fix that today - there was a bit of a deluge spilling into the new border....

Last edited: 13 August 2016 09:24:51

Plant ID

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 09:09

I can only think of Lychnis but it's usually a deep pink/magenta flower. Google that anyway and see 

should have said it's L. coronaria you need to look at not chalcedonia

Last edited: 13 August 2016 09:13:21

Rubbish grass

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 09:07

Can't really add any more to what's been said. Water is the key factor for it looking well at this time of year.

As it's newly laid, make sure the joins, in particular, are well soaked - they'll open up and the grass will die back otherwise.

Crocosmia Lucifer

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 09:04

I think Emily McKenzie is particularly nice Joyce -  much nicer than the 'common' orange montbretia. 

I think it's less of a thug here Verd - the heavier soil helps perhaps?  Still hard to eliminate in an area you don't want it. I had to build an extension over mine....


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 08:59

Thanks Dove - they showed it later so I had a good laugh!  

Weren't the cyclists and the rowers great - and the dressage team of course. I love Carl Hester. He's single handedly made Britain a world player in the last decade, in a sport  dominated forever by the Germans and the Dutch so it's a massive achievement, and with huge modesty and good humour. When is he getting his knighthood Madge?  


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 22:19

You could have two sets then GWRS....just remortgage the house....

Beautiful though 


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 21:28

It's doing nothing for my heart palpitations Daisy...I'll need medication if Andy carries on like that!   

What are you in Verd? Is there a doughnut eating event this time? I'm putting  a fiver on you for the gold then  


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 21:19

I had to replace my main TV in the lounge earlier this year too Liri. Curry's had good deals - we have one about ten/fifteen minutes away. Think mine was under £200  

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