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Posted: 21/08/2013 at 22:06

The first one has similar leaf shape and arrangement to horse-chestnut - and the right colour flowers.


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 19:54

Oooh, that's reassuring, waterbutts!

Thank you.


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 19:43

Looks quite like hebe pinguifolia pagei. Smallish sprays of white flowers in Spring.


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 19:37

With much huffing and puffing, excavating and sawing, I've managed to dig out an unwanted hazel tree/shrub. I've got out as much root as I can manage, down to about 10ins, and would prefer to leave it at that. However, I cannot find out if hazel regenerates from roots left in the ground.

Does anyone have any experience that will guide me as to what to do next? I'm hoping that the answer will be - nothing!

The area is going to have some paving put over it and a seat on that.

Many thanks.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 21:26

I'm happy to see this thread again. It's been lovely to have quite a bit of time in the garden

Charlie - how wonderful   

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 18:44

Dean. the countryside looks glorious, and that roasting chicken smells fab. Save me a bit

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 09:17

Have been catching up. Lots of lovely stuff and fascinating info. The twisty things look a great idea.

Birdy, I can turn my laptop round to see the piccies  

Dean, veg beds and bags look fab!

Daisy, love your little froggy pond. As you say, why on earth do they want such yukky water? But you can add some cleaner water to it gradually as long as they can still get out. 

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 09:34

Birds are such a great joy in the garden and especially now when they are so busy feeding young. I love to see the youngsters following mum or dad demanding to be fed, they make me laugh.

Fairygirl, long tailed tits are my favourite garden birds

It's sunny here, hope everyone else has their fair share too

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 11:22

Wow, didn't realise Red Kites are so big. I've only seen them very high in the sky at my sister's in Mid Wales.

Fairygirl, I think the song thrush has an even more gorgeous song than the blackbird. I love the way he repeats phrases. They disappeared from my area for many years and only returned recently so I value them even more now. I stood and watched one on my bungalow roof yesterday and it made my day - but I love the blackbirds too

Fatsia japonica

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 14:03

Mine is a a rescue from the GC at least 15 years ago and is huge and happy, I've never done anything to it. My soil is slightly alkaline loam with a gritty layer about 2 ft down. It's on the shady side of the garden where it gets a little sun and is nicely sheltered by surrounding shrubs and trees. I'm in East Dorset so relatively mild. Clearly it was beginner's luck that shone down on me the day I brought the sad little half-price pot home

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