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Posted: 18/10/2013 at 16:25

Hi lily. Can you read the message titles? I had the same problem a while back- could read the title but not open themessage. I'll try sending you something. 


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:18

Evening all. Been outside all afternoon. Had to make my own cake but daughter iced it etc.


 Since it's got raspberries and strawberries in it, I'm pretending that's 2 of my 5 a day! 


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 14:06

Steady on Woody...

Cakes are out the oven. Not sure I have anything suitable to ice it with...

Will go and cut back sweet peas  and do more bulbs and then see what there is.

Any requests?

hedge cutting survey

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 14:03

It might be dubious - this poster also started a thread about hedgetrimmers recently. Hmmm 

Serious! Really

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 12:50

Lost in Space gina!!  

No I don't think I could look it up - I might have nightmares!!

Today I was hoping to be mostly eating cake....

Instead I've cleaned the wheely bin....I know how to live 

something in the air

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 12:47

archie - hope the cold's improving 

Can I also add - sometimes it's the way a post is worded - like text messaging you need to check how you write something before pressing submit. 

'Eats, shoots, and leaves' syndrome ........

No flowers on Jasminium Officinale

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 12:13

Verd - how do you get it to flower on a well....?

"mine is growing..and flowering still...on a south west facing well...." 

Is it a magic Cornish well? 

Aspects of a plant pot?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 11:13

BL and Macthecat are right. No 'one size' fits all. I recently made raised beds for ornamentals which use treated timber and are lined. The same principle applies to a container but the drainage, as BL says, needs to be in place in the base. As to size, for any climber, the size is probably the most important thing. If you don't intend moving it around, you'd have one as big as possible as it will benefit the plants. I'd say BL is right again with sizing- anything smaller than around 40/50 cm is too small for most climbers to get a good chance of growing well. If you look at Versailles containers- originating in the orangeries at Versailles- you'll see that they are quite decorative with little ball finials at the corners. It makes them more pleasing in a garden. I'd suggest that something decorative - a panel of some sort, similar to the panels in lead containers - would be a worthwhile addition. Some built in feet to raise them would be a must to avoid waterlogging.

Is our hedge destroyed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 10:15

They're good aren't they Davey! 

Just to add a note- in your opening post you were concerned about people being able to see in your front window so how about putting up some trellis in front of the hedge (ie on the inside) and growing some climbers on it so that you get some privacy when the hedge is low? Alternatively, create a bed/border there with some evergreen shrubs for all year round privacy, or, you could take out that part of the hedge and replace it with a more suitable one - evergreen or deciduous. Loads of varieties to choose from. 


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 09:46

Happy Anniversary chick! Hope you get a nice dinner made for you or taken out somewhere 

Might risk some washing too Emma- but there's clouds looming. Some tidying up to be done outdoors anyway. Hope you enjoyed your lie in KEF  


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