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Posted: 30/08/2014 at 23:12

Your soil is too alkaline. Dig loads of peat in and around it. 

Good News for Mike

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 08:51

Great news 

Cherry Tree Roots

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 20:43

I had similar problems a few years ago. I had a huge Cherry tree and some of the roots got nearer to the surface of the lawn as they grew in size. They kept throwing up suckers and I mowed them off. Eventually, it broke my mower!

I dug around the offending root and cut it out; it was about 4 inches in diameter. The tree was so large, that it never missed its missing member! 

Our Silent Fliers.

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 23:34

It seems to be a good year for Peacocks, We've have loads this year!

sacrilege or what?

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 21:28

Damn cheek! They should be horse whipped. 9:30 is Horlicks and bedtime for us oldies 

It's my birthday

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 21:24

Happy Birthday Phillippa. !! Have a great day 

Colca Clay Chimenea

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 21:21

Went to 2 garden centres but couldn't get any suitable plants. So I had to re think my plan!
The lid that usually sits on top of the chimmney when it's not in use, was placed INSIDE the chimmney and held up with a piece of aluminiun tube. (see the first photo )

 It was a fiddly job and made easier by turning the chimmney upside down, ( see the second photo ) . I had to cut a piece of tube to clear the lids knob. This doesn't need to be a tight fit, as a loose fit gives a gap around the lid to act as a drain hole. The top of the chimmney is now a self contained plant pot!


I drilled 3 large holes in the base of the chimmney ( I did this first by the way)! Then sprayed the tube with matt black paint to disguise it. Then filled the base with gritty compost.

A House leek went into the base and a different type of Houseleek went into the top - this one was in a pot and overflowing so I took care to keep the over flowing effect when planted in the top.

Anyway......... if you haven't understood a word, here's the finished planter ...........!


Get if off your chest.

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 23:50

Zoomer , I watched the trouble my brother and his wife had with this one ( Russian Vine )

Yes of course you can weedkill it. 5 gallons per square foot should do the trick .........

Dry stone walls

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 23:46

Here's a few to consider  ...........

Erysimum cheiri (Wallflower)
Red valerian
Rock cress
Aurinia saxitalis (Gold dust)
Campanula carpatica
Ivy-leaved toadflax

Colca Clay Chimenea

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 22:55

Not heard of that one! Just Googled it. Seems a good choice. Thanks, I've made a note of it - I'll be at our garden centre tomorrow, I'll see if they have one. Thanks. 

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