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Remembrance Sunday

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 17:45

I weep for my grandad's experiences in WW1 - he talked continously, to me as a child, about what he had seen and suffered - I find it so hard every year. I can't find the words to describe what I feel. He survived but was mentally scarred. My youngest son is a soldier now (21) and has been to Afgan. He lost friends and some came back with terrible injuries. I am so sorry to post something so gloomy - please forgive me. But as a granddaughter and now as a mum, I do remember and give as much as I can to the Poppy Appeal (simply empty my purse) and also cry for our service men and women (I can't help it) who suffer - they have a job and did not sign up to sacrifice their lives as many politicians bleat. Ugh! Sorry - such an emotional subject.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 10:47

My planting choices: still staring at portugese laurel and yew in front garden and wondering what to do!

Bargain of the year

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 20:58

Three French lavender, were £10 each at B & Q, reduced to £1.50. Have been lovely in pots all summer. Just needed water and replanting.

Shrubs for the front garden wall

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 21:39

Good luck Steebe and let me knw your choices

Shrubs for the front garden wall

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 19:09

Thanks very much for your comments. I think that I will just have to wait and see then. Umpfh. I don't mind pruning plants as I have lots of box and a Loniceria Baggins Gold that I am shaping into a snail! I had the pieris in a pot in full sun and it got too big and so that's why I put it in the garden. My neighbours have lots of Llandii that they keep to about 6ft and always look like neat hedging but I would never plant that. Gosh, I wish I could live for 200 years and get it right: I envy C. Lambert in Highlander!

Shrubs for the front garden wall

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 17:33

Damn! I knew it. Flippin eck. I just can't plant some areas right! But, but the man in the garden centre said just trim them and they will be OK? Oh no! honestly that is the umpteenth time I have planted that area. I kept staring at it and I thought that it wouldn't last. Will they really not just trim/hack... I just need some evergreens that will grow to about 5ft and stay there! Help! just another mistake.

calling all gardeners

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 17:28
CJB wrote (see)

Hi i am doing a project for tech and i wanted to know how you garden when you have

- limited space: I use pots on my patio and create height by using some large pots and a mixture of sizes

- window boxes

- small garden: I have a medium sized garden and try to create height and use a range of colours of shrubs

- small greenhouse

what would make it easier?: more drainage as I have a north facing garden that is very wet in winter

and what things do you use the most?: lawnmower, secatuers, lawn edge trimmer, large clippers, a range of brushes

other problems?: depends on what you mean problems - neighbourhood cat poo, getting the planting right (many mistakes)

thank you



Shrubs for the front garden wall

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 17:19

And mine is clay soil -same again.

Shrubs for the front garden wall

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 17:17

And I know that some have to be kept in check by trimming

Shrubs for the front garden wall

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 17:14

That's a similar size to my front garden and same layout and I have planted it with the advice of the local garden centre. I am a little worried about the choices as I bought without doing my own research! And did a little on here after. I had four lemon scented conifers which I planted without much knowledge some years ago and this year they died and so I replanted. I have a wooden fence running around, again very similar to the brown one shown. And so, with a little nervousness that someone more knowledgeable is going to tell me that it's wrong, I will say what I planted (I have time to move them at least if wrong! As only did it two weeks ago - ish). From the left, next to the drive is now a pieris, then a Portugese laurel, then a yew, then straight eunonymous and then in the corner (because I wanted to save it as it looked sad and too big in a pot in the back garden) afatsia japonica as it filled the space nicely. A real mixture. In fron of the fatsia japonica are two oriental poppies that i have had for years and moved them, seemingly successfully as they were too big were they were. I would put a pic on but its raining heavily here! Comments welcome - I am shuddering though if I've got it wrong again!

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