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Jasmine hedge

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 23:51

I have a montana and a jasmine and a rosa filipes, all covering a hawthorn. They are all very vigorous and seem to cope with each other. They have minimal pruning. I just hack off any bits that get in the way.

Hi everyone

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 23:46

Hello, khalifaten. Whereabouts in Indonesia are you. ?  

Its a big place... I'm heading in your direction soon for a holiday.


Posted: 01/10/2014 at 23:43

My friend in Australia has boxes that moved from Pittsburgh in America, to Nottingham, to Perth,Australia, and then twice within western Australia. Its only the gardens that get left behind when she moves.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 23:34

Beware of homes where all the residents sit around in a stupefied state. Some homes "manage" residents by getting the doctor to prescribe tranquillisers and sleeping tablets.  That way the night staff have little to do. Trouble is,there is an increased risk of falls in any elderly on sleeping tablets. If ,on an unannounced visit, the residents are actively socialising with each other, and doing various  hobbies,then you have  probably found a good place.

dog proofing a leylandii hedge

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 08:44

Next door had to chain link fence their side of the beech hedge. This kept in dalmatian and great danes, but for a jack russell it had to be buried six inches and stapled to a log. 


Mystery Plant

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 21:41

Give it a feed, a water, and a mulch of compost or bark, but not touching the crown, or growing point.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 21:29

Could be good. Could be wonderful.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 21:20



Posted: 30/09/2014 at 18:04

It will probably survive and may flower. However in  Nottingham, I have had one good crop in 20 years. Most years a few set and the squirrels steal them while green, just to eat the kernels. I've cut it down. Apples are a safer bet that far north.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 16:35

I know what you mean, lyn.

After the mother in law was put on end of life care, and given three months to live, she was taken off all her medication, and rallied. Five years later , when she finally died at 90, we plan the first holiday in four years, and my dad is taken ill.

Do we go or do we stay?

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wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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