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MOB rants

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 14:12

here you are fidget- get your ranty pants on!

Eucalyptus Tree - should it stay or go?

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 14:09

let's find it fidget! 


Posted: 11/10/2013 at 14:07

Dove and KEF 

It was the in thing Tina in the eighties  - ex partner had a lovely floral 'vine' round the bedroom which his ex wife had done.....had to show him the error of his ways in keeping it for 6 or 7 years after she'd gone!

Mind you, it wasn't as bad as having to look at  the nice family photo of them both on the bedroom wall...


Posted: 11/10/2013 at 13:48

Tons of trees to pick from Gembo - and it really comes down to how much work you want to do as well. I bought a couple of apple trees cheaply from B&Q in summer and I'm looking forward to the spring blossom and the height they'll give as much as anything. Layers in the garden are important to stop it all looking 'samey'. Lots of shrubs and climbers can give a similar effect too. Many of the Prunus and Birch varieties have nice bark too.

Winter Reading

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 12:28



Posted: 11/10/2013 at 12:27

Good suggestion KEF- Miscanthus gives a similar effect and they grow well in most sites as long as they have a little moisture. 

I did the same with a eucalyptus KEF but it did come back to life!


Posted: 11/10/2013 at 12:03

I like them very much fidget but trying to look after them last year where I was temporarily living was hopeless and mine didn't make it. I got a Tropicanna Gold which is bright green and yellow with loads of new shoots for £4. I'll bring it inside if I need to. Would have got a few but I had to restrain myself!

Dove - I could do with one of those carts for the shopping- could send eldest daughter for it! 


Posted: 11/10/2013 at 11:53

I'm still debating which to do KEF - lying on the settee sounds better but I think that's how I hurt my shoulder last night snoozing...kept me up through the night!

Only 27 as well...should be lithe and fit 


Posted: 11/10/2013 at 11:45

Not sure how much that one would be able to eat pd. Lawnmower might still  be the best option unless I can borrow a pony from work.

Think I'll venture out and cut my sweet peas back for composting. What cannas have you got this year pd? Got a bargain one recently to replace the ones that didn't survive my move this year.


Posted: 11/10/2013 at 11:41

I have a similar problem Carol Ann with a dead tree I needed to take out. I dug down and cut all the big roots with a saw, but there's a vertical one which defeats me. I'm going to resort to hacking bits off with an axe as far down as possible and leaving the rest in. Is that an option or do you need to get it right out?  I moved a mature laurel in the summer the same way but had to get my brother in law to use brute force to get the last bit. Maybe worth getting a relative or friend - a strong 'boy' - to help if possible. 

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