hollie hock

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Posted: 19/05/2016 at 14:02

Thanks for your suggestions. I've got a traditional terrace long garden enclosed on all sides with only a certain amount of planting space. The plan is to start vertically planting the fences with climbers so over time the garden will have more privacy and become more enclosed. This place is more permanent so it's nice to be able to make longer term plans now.

Will make a note of them all and see if they match up with the Aldi's ones. Heaven scent sounds attractive. I'm very fond of plants that are tough as old boots, minimal maintenance and last throughout the year. Thanks again


Posted: 19/05/2016 at 13:34

Have you just planted these? If so it's normally for them to wilt a bit sometimes. Looking green and healthy and the top leaves aren't droopy. All looking good  to me

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What would you do?

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 13:30

I think if it's been like that for a while the chances are they've forgotten about it. Sounds like the previous owner was into a bit of guerilla gardening. I think you are sensible in not wanting to invest too much cash as the land doesn't belong to you and yes they can do what they like. The silver birch sounds lovely.

I can't think of any biennuls and perennials that like dry shade but there must be some

Alternatively you could contact the council/housing assoiciation who own the land. Speaking to a housing officer or someone who works in community investment might be useful. They buy and sell plots too.

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Posted: 19/05/2016 at 13:19
Tetley says:

Hollie, behave yourself - read through our pm`s.  Would you like to publish all that to the world and his wife?

With love, old wrinkly  

See original post

You've just illustrated the point I was trying to make Tetley. You seem to take personnel offence when one of your friends is criticised. I agree with  Mynx and Lyn I do think quoting pms is very bad form. But for me I can understand why punkdoc felt the need to do to do it on this occassion. It just confirms that sometimes verdun starts threads delblibrately in order to wind people up that's all. No doubt not easy for him to read but that's all. How he responds to that is nothing to do with me. You are not my mother and I have never listened to anyone who has told me to behave in my life.

What I consider a new low even for here is the above quote Think it says it all. I won't be bulllied or blackmailed. MIght be something for everyone else to think about when they talk to you through private messages. If you threaten me for having an opinion that doesn't match yours I'm sure you would do the same to others. Private messages are just that private based on trust and understanding.

We've exchanged two. Punkdoc managed to quote the private message. I'm not sure how to do that. I have nothing to hide, in fact I've don't use the pms that much. Would you be happy to publish yours for all to see as well? Would anyone? A particularly nasty spiteful thing to say

I don't think you are sending me love Tetley in fact just the opposite. An error of judgement on my part, live and learn and all that. Lets just agree to disagree and move on

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Posted: 18/05/2016 at 22:09

Hi Tetley, it was your talk of punch ups and the barred teeth angry smiley face that lead me to that analogy. I think old wrinkly was your own description

I think we all can read and make up our own opinions about topics and people. Many of us don't not know each other in the flesh so to speak but our conversations with each other are real enough.You just seemed to jump down peoples throats earlier. It would be shame if you were having a go at people just because they didn't like or disagreed with one of your virtual friends here.

I guess with anything people are different.  A mishchievous sense of humour about highly sensitive topics isn't always a good receipe on an open gardening forum. Especially as this type of humour? has caused upteen arguments, divisions, upsets in the past and has been kindly tolerated by most people.

Thank you punkdoc for posting Verdun's private message. The thread that Verdun is refering to was his We all feel sorry for the refuggees thread/rant.  Good to see him admit to delibrately causing trouble. Although why he feels the need to make people stand up and speak out on an open gardening forum is a strange one for me.

I don't see the kindness in the rest of his message either Just another load of nonsense about threatening pms and spies in the camp. I don't think they exist at all just a sympathy vote when being asked by others why he is constantly stirring.  

Now the Christian stalking him by private messaging into a conversion was the biggest laugh for me

Hortico aka Mike Allen knows how to stir the pot but is an easy scapegoat.

Jeremy Paxman is excellent, very dry wit and a formidable interviewer


Posted: 18/05/2016 at 22:06

I like the sound of that darren They have labels with different Lonierca names on them


Posted: 18/05/2016 at 21:52

I'm going to add a few climbers to the garden this year and and looking to splash out a £5 on a honeysuckle at Aldis.

I love the smell of honeysuckle, they have a few different types all labelled as strongly scented. Any one better than the other?  They don't look too bad a plant from a supermarket Reasonably healthy just needing a bit of tlc.

I'm trying to get one to grow from layering but it's going to be a while

Thanks for any info

Disguising a telegraph pole

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 21:42

I was going to suggest a clematis or honey suckle but ivy sounds like a great idea

A summer version of aubretia

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 21:37

plant pauper. It covered one of my ugly walls once. I'd grow it again but I have a smaller garden now

Verbena Bonariensis

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 21:25

Barney looks a sweet pup

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