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Heather Michaels


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Posted: 02/09/2013 at 12:23

It takes an awfully long time to remodel and replant a garden. Slow and steady is much better from a results point of view. And well done for the design ideas. Nothing wrong with bringing in the professionals (I wouldn't have know how either!) but to have the vision to be able to "see" how you want it to look is a knack not everyone has, and that includes me. Good luck with it and watch out for those knees

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Posted: 02/09/2013 at 07:50

Thanks everyone who had input on this and thanks for all the links, I never seem to know where to go to find out what I need.

nut, I'm with you!

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Posted: 01/09/2013 at 18:19

Sara 4, what can I say? Can't help giggling to myself about that! Must have been soooo infuriating though. So how long did it take other half to pick it all up?! Assuming you were cruel enough (oops I mean deservedly frustrated!) to make him actually pick it up. Plus side, he's probably not gonna be in a hurry to do it again! 

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Posted: 01/09/2013 at 18:07

hehe Dove I like your style! How to answer that? Bit of both at times 

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Posted: 01/09/2013 at 18:05

Dove sorry only half your response came up before and didn't see the link here. Thanks again for the help. And if its a cherry laurel that explains whey the other half says they look like cherries.

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Posted: 01/09/2013 at 18:04

Thanks Dove, I just had a feeling that they parobably weren't the best thing to eat! Will tell Mr. Bloke that he needs to quash the temptation to eat them like they were cherries! Presume I am correct and its a Laurel tree? 

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Posted: 01/09/2013 at 18:02

Beautiful garden, well done KT. 

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Posted: 01/09/2013 at 17:55

Hi everyone, I need your help again please.

Have attached a couple of photos here. This is the Laurel? tree that forms the barrier around our property. Its now covered in the berries below. Edible? Poisenous? 

 

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The tree. Laurel?

 

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These are the berries. Sorry if the pic is a little blurry, they're really high up and I couldn't hold this phone still with my arms outstretched in the air! Hope you can see them well enough.

Thank you, Heather

Get it off your chest

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 13:47

Oh no Emma that's terrible. The reporting bit by the neighbour I mean, not the nodding off in the garden (how could you??!!!). Some people unfortunately seem to have nothing better to do than become holier than thou, just feel sorry for her, she must live a very boring and sad life to be so interested in watching you sleeping!

I think next time you should make sure you nod off with a wine bottle in your hand and really give her something to get her teeth into

Get it off your chest

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 13:19

Hi Diddy. As someone who now lives in a property with a garden for the first time in oh best part of 20 years I think, I have to say that there is so much pleasure, as you say, in watching things grow and spending time outdoors enjoying the garden (have also consumed 1 or 2 glasses of wine outside!). I even found myself sitting outside in the early morning during winter when it was frosty and -3, just because I could! and when the sky is blue when its cold like that I think there is nothing finer. I'll be enjoying the garden again to all its full potential come next spring (to our absolute delight and amazement, come this spring, the bank at the back of the house sprung into life, where previously we'd thought it was just a barren expanse of land) and we didn't have to plant a thing there! Happy days

Discussions started by Heather Michaels

Identification required please

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Was doing great, now I'm not sure if its ailing 
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Is this trying to die?

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I need an ID on these please 
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Can anyone help ID this little beauty please

Another ID required please 
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Identification required please

Can someone help me identify these two please? 
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Bees, Wasps and Hornets

What a HUGE topic! 
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Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please. 
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Where is the best place to look for information on ferns?

Looking for ferns 
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These guys sprang back up yesterday!

Late Geraniums 
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My new profile picture

My new profile picture 
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Absolutely nothing working properly today

Absolutely nothing working properly today 
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Still blooming

Still blooming 
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Heather - Dying?

Is this on its way to dying? 
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