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Green wall design for shady spot

Posted: 17/09/2012 at 09:06

I have taken an interest in vertical gardening lately and I think this might also be an idea you could use, at least for some part(s) of the wall. If you follow the link you'll see what I mean                              

Maybe it would be a nice idea to have 3 of these devided evenly against the wall and fill the parts that are left with ivy that would be growing from the top or from the bottom in the planters you would like to see.  


EDIT: The link won't show you the instruction right away but if you look for 'Vertical Garden by Floddertje' you've got the right one. Sorry 

Holes in Rose Leaves

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 13:49

Hmm, I tried the link myself and it doesn't work. Well, in that case google sactorose and you'll find a link to rose pests and diseases. You'll find the article there. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Holes in Rose Leaves

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 13:42

It is  most probably caused by Roseslugs which are larvae of Rose Sawflies. I found this for you:

They also explain how to get rid of these blighters. Hopefully that will do the trick. 

Plant identification

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 19:28

I think it's Campanula lactiflora 'Pritchard's Variety'. There have been some new introductions so I'm not totally sure but still 95%.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 15:20

Or.... is she getting married and this was an excercise for her hen party? 

You're welcome Kate.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 15:09

Here you are Kate.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 14:45

Good afternoon all,

Yesterday we came back home after a lovely holiday. We've been touring in Germany for about three weeks and have had all types of weather. Luckily we sleep in our own car otherwise we would have certainly been washed away in the Black Forest. Downpours and extremely heavy thunderstorms are not good for sleeping, that's for sure!! But a big piece of Black Forest Cake made up for it all.

I haven't seen too much of the Olympics but I did watch Andy and Roger; Andy fully deserved to win. I am now waiting for our "hero" (on the horizontal bar) to win tomorrow.

It's beautiful weather outside so I'm going to do some (very much needed) gardening. It seems we've had an explosion of weeds  



Fork Handles

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 12:47

Power tools -  electric or petrol? Electricity and water =  not a good idea, petrol should be able to do the trick.

Jo, before we moved house I always had a check, check, double check before I went to bed; now we often find we haven't locked the back door or the garage at all -  we just tend to forget. We must be living in a safe street...                                           Normally I'm the same as you, I do not trust people very quickly

Broken plum tree

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 12:22

Yes Alina, the amount of fungal spores in the air is not provable yet (to my knowledge) and there are many other variables - I do agree on that one.

It's just that I've been reading a lot about the issue (CODIT) and have seen some awful damage in the many years that I worked at a tree nursery, that I've come to this conclusion. We did experiment (not scientificely) and painting large wounds in those cases was never  beneficial to the trees. Small wounds however, did sometimes benefit when the weather had been dry. 

As I said, this is only my opinion so hopefully some others will let Elsapelle know what they think.

Fork Handles

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 11:46

Kate, my Granny was like that,you know. In her younger years all the children had to help but as she grew older she insisted on doing it herself until she got to 92 when her brain started to go wooshywoo.

Sounds familiar Geoff. My front door also needs painting but because of the "unstable weather" ( our forecasters know how to cover themselves eh) I can't do it so this door has been "naked" from 29th March.

Jo, don't you get a shower detector  for your region via the computer so you can check when it will be raining? I check mine all the time these days. 

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