Gardening Grandma

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MOB rants

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 21:27

Eh? I don't really junderstand the last three entries. Are you saying that this website has nothing to do with Gardeners' World. That does make sense since the Insiders website seems to be repeating some things unnecessarily.

Can I train a rambling rose over an arch?

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 20:38

Very good point, Marilyn. I do already have a smaller rose growing over the arch., but it is not thriving, so I thought I'd move it and grow something tougher. My own suspicion is that it is too big and you have just confirmed that. I like the idea of leaving it in as discodave suggests, but it is VERY thorny and I could get sick of handling it.

Really need some help, badly!!!!

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 20:25

So glad you are rebuilding your allotment and regaining hope. Do you now know who took the things?

MOB rants

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 20:16

People! They are all odd - except me, of course. And you, naturally!

What is going on with my Clematis?

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 20:04

Let us know how it goes, Joolz.

no whinge gardening!!!!!

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 20:02

Exactly, Dovefromabove!  Yes, Jon Cob, the advice was good! but, admit it, you wrote it because you were fed up with the whingeing of others....

Talkback: Top 10 plants for a dream garden

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 19:57

Well, hello, Gardening Granny from Gardening Grandma. First time I've seen a post from you, but I knew you existed because I tried to call myself by your nickname. We could cause a lot of confusion!

Plants for narrow border

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 19:54

Well, as you can imagine, it doesn't get mine! I woudn't want  to attract bees and hoverflies to an area where I sit and eat. I'd vote for my favourite plants and go for a mixed herbaceous border. It depends whether one wants neatness or a romantic mass of billowing plants, I suppose, but with a border full of perennials, one can get a long season of colour and just sheer beauty without actually having to make much effort at all beyond planting and feeding and eventually dividing them. They'd suppress weeds and be fascinating to look at. I have two very long, narrrow borders planted in this way and the plants create an impression of a wider border as the plants spill forward, softening the straight edge of the border as well.

what is this tree?

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 17:32

Those leaves are rather beautiful. I had a good look for some information but couldn't find anything. I suppose it couldn't have catkins or berries or even flowers that appear in winter so that you're not noticing them?

MOB rants

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 17:28

YOU can be the council inspector, Alan . Just give 'em a ring and complain. It is one thing they will take action on, if my experience is anything to go  by...

Glad you feel better, Chica. We have nosy neighbours on both sides. One asked us to move our car lower down the drive because she could not see properly! When we came home from holiday, she told us who had called a the house and what they wanted. She'd been out to ask them. The neighbour on the other side has a ledge that he steps up onto every evening to have a look over the wall at what we've been up to. We put a trellis there to break his view. but he got so upset that we took it down again. After all, he needs his entertainment, doesn't he? I always know he's there because the dogs run to the wall and bark. One evening, I'll put a cup of tea up there ready for him!


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