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Posted: 23/10/2015 at 13:54

Well done Lou - you've set the boundaries right away 

However , I still don't think there's any excuse for being directly rude to someone, whatever hardship you've had. She should simply have said 'excuse me, could I talk to you about the trees'.


Establishing new hedge

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 13:47

Hornbeam makes a lovely hedge and I've pruned it at this time of year too. It grows and thickens up quickly if the ground's decent and you're kind to it with a bit of blood, fish and bone in spring  

Removing existing wood stain on fencing

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 13:45

Only problem with the paints for smaller areas - like Gjohn mentions - is that  they're really for trellis or benches etc, so they're very expensive if you need to paint a long length of fence  


Posted: 23/10/2015 at 13:38

Where's Miss Marple gone?...

Dreadful about that coach crash - heard updates on the radio at work. Doesn't bear thinking about. I was wondering if BL had any relatives in that area, so glad you're all fine. 

It does bring home, yet again, the fragile thread we all hang by. 

Sorry you had a sad day too Jo. I had the same with the little cat I had when I lived in my flat. She didn't come back one day after I'd let her out for a while, but a neighbour found her and brought her back. She'd been run over. 

Cleared up here so I might try and get a walk somewhere before the rubbish weather arrives. Don't think I'll get anywhere much at the weekend LP - heavy snow coming... 


Posted: 23/10/2015 at 08:19

Glad you're a little bit better today Clari 

and now I'm off to t'mill - see you all later. 

Have a grand day 

Removing existing wood stain on fencing

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 08:04

I had the same issue - a load of 'orange' fence which I wanted to paint green. I ended up mixing the green with some brown and making it an olive colour which blended with the planting. Mixing with black gives a bottle green which is also good.


Posted: 23/10/2015 at 08:02


Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Morning Fg

Wonky is famous for her Darjeeling tea - she takes her teabags with her wherever she goes.  Once a long time ago a policeman searched her pockets and was very perplexed




Enjoying the Miss Marple avatar Dove - are the fun guys around today....

Only a few hours of work and then it's the weekend. Hideous weather forecast though - certainly not the blue skies and sunshine of last Friday and Saturday. 

I'd like to see Steve's extension too....oh, that's an 'ooh matron' statement too WW  ....and he's talking about plums on another thread too....


Posted: 23/10/2015 at 07:57

Hi  little owl - I sympathise enormously. Some people seem to think they can do what they like without consideration for others or looking at the bigger picture. Nothing you can do if the hedge is on their property so I think a fence is the best solution. You can then plant climbers or even another hedge on your own side. Wouldn't take long to look good. Something sturdy, as suggested, is the best option if you don't want to use timber, but you could have a simple timber frame and attach chicken wire just to give you a proper 'boundary' initially. Then go to town! 

Oh - and Dove's idea with the plants is a good one too - or invest in  large Rottweiler... 

Theft of Victoria Plums

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 07:49

Nice to have you back Steve 


Posted: 23/10/2015 at 07:47

I'm here  It is dark isn't it 

Morning lovely people. I'm impressed that WW has a shower with Darjeeling tea - I use shower gel...

Jo - it wouldn't be the six months that would bother me as much as the 'non washing up' or any help whatsoever 

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