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Name your favourites - help me fill a trellis

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 14:30

Have you thought about a rambling rose or two with the clematis clambering over the rose or honeysuckle even.

MOB rants

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 12:14

New rant from me, non disabled parking in disabled bays, oh how that riles me. I`ve just come back from taking the OH to the vets to get the dogs claws done ( the OH has fibromyalgia ) as we`ve pulled into the village there`s a guy sat in a disabled bay waiting for his friend to come back from the shop so we`ve had go past and find another spot further away from the vets and the other side of the road.

As we`ve got out of the car and started to walk back to the traffic lights to cross the first driver has driven away ( no blue badge or tax exemption ) to be quickly followed by another bloke in his mid 30`s who gets out and walks straight to a cash machine, There is a possibility i may have shouted some delightful building site language at him as i politely asked him where his disabled badge was  


Posted: 09/06/2013 at 12:00

Acer Negundo flamingo? i have two in my garden, one was in a pot i brought here when i moved in and has now been put in the ground and the other was already in the ground and about 12 feet tall. They do say you should prune them back or they can get rather large.

Where to buy

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 08:32

You can hire professional scarifiers, the best is a sisis rotorake as i`ve used them on many occasions including professionally. You are best not to use them during really hot weather as it can stress the grass out and make sure you can water the lawn after.


Posted: 08/06/2013 at 10:47

Well, so far today ( i`ve only been up an hour ) i have planted 10 penstemon plugs and a stokesia and sprayed a sprig of horsetail that appeared overnight, later we have the village festival and the dog is entered in the "prettiest bitch" and "beautiful eyes" category, at some point this weekend i have to put a load of screw eyes into the wall in the back garden for two clematis i have, one being my favourite Dr Rupple

Pics of wild flower verges along roads

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 19:28

Verges should be cut once a year only as far as i`m concerned, it`s good for wildlife and therefore good for your garden, think bees, lacewings, moths, butterflies etc. Is it really that important to have a neat, perfect boring grassy verge?

Please help me identify this really invasive plant!! And how the spread

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 19:08

Kurtail is one weedkiller to use, £40 a bottle. Good luck, i have it also.

help: bindweed is coming over from neighbour!

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 13:04

Read up on ammonium sulfamate, that`s all i can say.  

What is this insect?

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 18:33

That little beauty is a chafer grub, they eat grass and plant roots and they are the food for many birds and animals that will dig up your lawn and flower beds to get to them.


Posted: 01/06/2013 at 18:27

Well i spent today at work cutting 15ft high hedges because the neighbours thought it looked a bit tatty, got home though and 25 anemone de caen have arrived and clematis Dr Rupple off of ebay and a few trays of Marigolds the OH bought from Morrissons. I`ll plant them tomorrow as have Motogp and speedway to watch tonight.

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