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Huge garden hedge

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 11:20

I'd start again, and put something more controllable in like a beech hedge, or variegated hollies. They can be kept to the height you want without much difficulty.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 11:19

My mum made the same observation as OH did in the cafe at Ashwood.

" This place is full of people, mainly women, of a certain age"

. Whilst a few people garden all their lives, a lot don't develop an interest until they get their own house and garden, or until they retire.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 11:06

Theres a lot of nutters out there, Panda.  Not including us of course.

I was talking to my mum, about picking panda up at the train station, and trusting complete strangers.  Thats why we are meeting in a public place. CCTV and all that. While we take a lot of statements at face value,we could be talking to a psychopath with gardening tendencies and a big shovel. We could be talking to someone living in a fantasy world(not counting verduns cabin and the cake).

But sometimes you just have to trust your gut instinct.

japanese style but new to it all help please

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 08:55

Its very small, Diane. If you lift the turf and put gravel over a membrane to keep the weeds down. A large artfully placed stone? You can draw rings in the gravel with a rake. maybe an acer dissectum in a pot?

You won't have the space for all the elements of a japanese style garden, but maybe you could try one or two to give a feel?

http://www.decoist.com/2013-03-01/28-japanese-garden-design-ideas-to-style-up-your-backyard/

 

Vitamin C to aid rooting

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 08:49

I'm with Mike and verdun. I use rooting powder or rooting gel when necessary. 

Vitamin C powder is more expensive and harder to get, since most chemists keep it under the counter because drug addicts use  Vit C powder or citric acid to mix with the heroin. It then ruins the veins.

I saw the same programme,Mike. A lot of people on this forum commented that a flat tined fork is not a pitchfork.  There were quite a few errors in that series, including moving Ashbourne to Yorkshire.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 08:39

Happy Birthday , Gardengirl.

Well done, Clarington with all the kitchen spam.

Its cold here, frost outside. I've just fed the blackbirds, who were stamping up and down. I thought it was cold, OH turned the heating off when he went to work at silly o clock.   I've turned it back up again. Brrrrr. Time for coffee and a hot bath.

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 22:31

Yes, I agree on the iris. There were some at Ashwood, but I bought a small pot of a dark blue one instead.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 22:06

I tried doing 4 x 10 hour days and  3 off, but I was so cream crackered, it took me three days to recover from the previous four.

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 19:14

Love the stripey wellies, Panda.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 17:24

Ooh yum, that will just fill a hole....

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