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Latest posts by Fairygirl

A summer day in The Netherlands

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 09:18

We're used to stormy weather here but it's mainly in winter when there's less disruption and damage to gardens. Horrible when it's a freak storm at this time of year. Hope the garden recovers.

Talkback: Japanese knotweed

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 09:14

Good luck with it irenah - I know how worrying it must be, and in time, it will come into your garden which makes it a very real problem for you. Keep pestering them!

looking for blight proof box hedge

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 09:05

Shrubby honeysuckle - Lonicera nitida- makes a good evergreen hedge Steve. It's similar in appearance to box too and can be pruned hard to keep it neat. As well as greens it comes in gold and brighter green shades. Readily available - if you take a look at some of the specialist hedge growers online, you'll get pix and prices. We're approaching 'bare root' time of year which is cheaper, although I'm not sure if it's available as a bare root plant. It will still be cheaper to buy in bulk from them though 


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 08:58

Morning all. Rain isn't arriving till later so it looks quite nice at the moment. 

If the new grass in the back garden dries out well enough I might give it it's first trim - I'll be glad to get  the netting off 

Lovely to have that so close by Jo 

Ham hock sounds good to me Dove, love it for soup - keep some for me... 

BL  - typical. All that dry weather you've had....

Feet are a bit sore today but I don't mind. I'll get on with some other jobs and footle around on here as well 

wall v hedge

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 08:52

A large house near me has a standard rendered wall at the front boundary, but it has another on the inside forming a four or five foot raised bed. They've planted all sorts of perennials along the top and it looks lovely. 

Plant suggestions please!

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 08:50

If you're going for an evergreen Steve - why not just put it in the ground? 

Gaultherias are quite good - like a bit of shade and a bit of sun - berries later on too. I have one in  a similar spot. The birds leave the berries till later on, or don't take them at all,  if you get a white or pink one. 


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 08:46

Usually only feed once the first truss of fruit sets Sheila. That's probably been the problem - you've been too kind! 

Sad day for British Bees

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 22:16

Fishy- would that be David Cameron - the champion bandwagon jumper ... by any chance? 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 22:07

Good luck tomorrow Joybell. Hope the weather is kind for you.  Lovely pix  

Talkback: Japanese knotweed

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 22:03

Hi irenah - have you tried contacting the rail company? I think they have to be made aware of the issue. If they give you the runaround, try mentioning you're contacting the local MP as your next step. That often makes them sit up and notice! I'd contact your council as well and just explain the situation. They might be helpful with advice 

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