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Posted: 29/09/2014 at 10:30

He's brilliant isn't he? A one off, and greatly influenced by another guitarist I admire hugely - the late Bert Jansch. Lucky enough to have seen both of them  

I've packed in quite a lot of concert going in 27 years....

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 10:27

Verd, Lyn and Fishy - I can't really add any more to what others have already said, but I just want to say -  Verd - I hope things can be resolved for your mum and you can feel happier with the whole situation. Lyn, I hope the results are good news for you and Mum. Your Dad sounds like is he is staying positive which is a great help.

Fishy - glad MrsF is feeling better 

Lots of love to you all xxx


Posted: 29/09/2014 at 10:16

Meant to say BM - the garden sounds beautiful at the 'new' house. Hope you get it 

Of course, if your own house sells quickly, I'll be looking for my commission...

Thanks BM and Panda - I can safely say I will have a lovely time 

Liri - don't be silly - robins can't read  ...spiders can though 

Would like to get my shed roof done today. Won't get anything done if I stay on here though. Just been giggling at the abbreviations thread.


Posted: 29/09/2014 at 10:09

fidgte - is it wrong that I laughed very loudly at that...

Salino - there used to be a brilliant radio comedy show with Angus Deayton and many others called Radioactive. They had a character called Mike Hunt 

This reminds me of the one they use in hospital A&E - apparently:  

FUBAR...and it isn't 'fouled up' either....

Recently moved, new garden but no skills! Any suggestions....

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 09:19

Just take it out Gfingers! 

Seriously - if you like it you can try some cuttings, but they'll take a while to get to a decent sized shrub. They don't take too kindly to being hacked back in one go - they're better regularly trimmed to keep them neat.  Alternatively, take it out and replace with another Hebe or something different like a Euonymous. They provide a bit of colour in the shade of the hedge and will cope with the conditions. Variegated foliage and evergreen, and will take a good haircut if it gets out of hand! 

As BL said - if you like the area there, you could just make some small changes and concentrate on developing other parts of the garden. If you want to make a wildlife area, that bit would be good place to have some suitable planting, but you may want feeders etc nearer the house. You could make the border bigger and have buddleias, sedums and other bee/butterfly attracting plants. Many annuals are good for that, so if you like growing from seed, you could have a lovely area there for them. 

I like the idea of a croquet lawn 

Plant ID help please

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 09:01

Euonymous often revert but it's easy to snip out those stems that do as Dove has said. They're great shrubs for shady areas - very versatile - and low maintenance, which means there's more time for things that aren't ! The pyracantha has late spring/early summer flowers which bees and hoverflies love, and then berries at this time of year which the birds will eat. Great that your daughter is enjoying it all  


Posted: 29/09/2014 at 08:50

Was that the tribute concert Dove?  I recorded it, although I saw a little bit of it  - and there's a Neil Young one on next week  

I saw him 12 years ago - he was terrific. He's very funny - full of anecdotes -  and still sounds exactly the same as he did when I first heard him - voice is still superb. Of course, I was only a child then, since I'm 27.....


Posted: 29/09/2014 at 08:33

Morning all. Lovely pic Panda.  If you have Yahoo - there's a pic on one of the links of a forest up here and it's just a sea of misty webs. 

Dove - my resident robin gets a right strop on with me if I'm working outside for too long near 'his' feeder. 

Just taken daughter to work - no chance of a lie in on my hols  Lots to do and looks like it'll be dry. Having an early dinner though as I'm going to see James Taylor tonight with my sis. Hankies will be at the ready for when he does Fire and Rain 

Off for a look round to catch up. Have a good day everyone 

Modern Gardens to visit in Yorkshire?

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 08:26

I know you're saying Yorkshire, but your group might be interested in visiting Levens Hall in Cumbria - famous for it's topiary. It's just south of Kendal,  so just a bit farther north west.  Not a contemporary garden of course, but a stunning piece of geometry.

Can't beat Castle Howard. The house and all the grounds are magnificent, and used to perfection in the making of Brideshead Revisited. 


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:50

Lovely chicky. Hope all goes well tomorrow  

I'm up sharp to take daughter to work so I'm putting my feet up to watch the golf now. Looking forward to it as I listened to it all afternoon on the radio and it was brilliant 

Have a good evening everyone 

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