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Posted: 16/10/2014 at 20:13

Why am I not surprised at your issue David. Typical of everything you try to get done nowadays 

And what would have happened if you were an elderly OAP, not able to cater for yourself any other way? So much for the 21st century and all it's capabilities. We might as well be back in the Victorian era - it feels like it sometimes.

I've not been around for a couple of days so not caught up with all the goings on, apart from a few posts, so apologies to all and sundry. I seem to have managed to offend another member on a thread which was advertising though  

Will try and read a few bits and bobs over the course of the evening if I have the energy. Very tired so not as well recovered from the weekend as I thought I was. Glad some of you have had sun instead of the recent storms and rain.

Have a good evening everyone if I don't manage to stay awake 



Posted: 16/10/2014 at 17:53

naughty naughty 


Tree Roots

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 16:37

Have you tried speaking to them about the damage? Perhaps if you showed them and said you'll have to cut all the roots on your side of the fence, they may be a little more understanding. It's not an easy situation, but if they're causing damage to your property you do have a right to take some action. I doubt if the tree would just fall down but maybe if you suggest it'll fall into their garden they might be prepared to do something!

On the other hand, they might just be annoyed and rude. 

Try the gentle approach first anyway.

Phormium advice please

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 16:32

yvette - the flowers are pretty dull. Interesting rather than attractive or exciting 

Strangely - this year, one of mine flowered. I have two identical ones - bought at the same time, in the same containers, same conditions etc, but there was no sign of a spike on the other one.

Most of mine are in containers as it's easier to get the conditions right for them. We get lots of rain and they're fine if they're in nice gritty compost/soil. I don't really feed them either. Maybe the odd seaweed feed for the foliage in spring when I tidy them up.


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 17:10

That's ok doc - I'm being a very brave little soldier.....

I had to re read your post  about film and plant porn...almost got hold of the wrong end of the stick there ....


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 17:06

Think p doc was taking the 'p' KEF  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 14:31

Took these a couple of days ago. Oak leaf Hydrangea. First pic is the one planted in the ground, second one is the one still in a pot. Second one hasn't flowered.

Interesting differences!


Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 14:20

Came on suddenly yesterday art - involved a lot of running to the loo....

Not at work today  - having a skive on here with everyone 


silver birch for front garden

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 14:12

The white Stellata ones are lovely art. Don't think they get too big but I could be wrong about that. 

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 13:46

That's what mine look like only a darker green. Think mine were about £6 although the bright ones I had before were double that I'm sure. You're right about the sizing art - that's why I can get my slippers on with them! 

I didn't call them backdoor shoes until I heard Chris Evans calling them that. I expect his are the trade named ones though 

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