- My garden seems to have got too big in the last 27yrs. It's not well planned but I just love growing stuff. Then I go out and admire my favourite plants when they come into bloom.
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2 days ago at 11:32
I would do narrow window boxes
As much as I love my C Montanas I think they might just take off and be too vigorous there. .
Looking at it again it does not look as if there is enough soil for a Montanas roots. A more delicate climber perhaps.
2 days ago at 11:22
A good point Joe but I assume you can cut off what is on your side and offer the cuttings back to your neighbour. If the rootstock is actually on your side it is yours to do what you want with it.
That does not sound grammatically correct.
2 days ago at 09:19
I would also think that if your house is a council property and a neighbours plant is invading your council property you should be able to get the council to deal with it . However Local government is short of money.
You could just saw through the stems at the base of the plant. That would certainly be a damage limitation measure. I have tried getting rid of ivy plants and they are dreadfully resilient to weed killers etc.
15 Jan 2018 09:29
I have seen a lot of Buddlias growing out of the top of a wall on platform 11 Crewe station. They will one day bring it down if nothing is done.
13 Jan 2018 09:20
Snowdrops are really clever. When the spent buds have fininshed the stems grow long enough to bend over to "plant" their seed pod heads back into the soil .
Mine are mutiplying rapidly now. I will need to divide them.
13 Jan 2018 09:14
No real gardening here yet.
Too wet and cold and all my perrenials are hiding under ground. Even the bulbs don't seem to want to stick their heads right out and flower yet, They seem to be waiting for just the right temperature.
13 Jan 2018 09:08
I would think any hedge roots might eventually damage the structure of the original stone wall that could cause a lot of damage. Partcularly anything fast growing.
Is the stone wall yours and is it edging a road ? Some of these are very old indeed and might be protected.
Read this you need to talk to the planning people and find out more.
11 Jan 2018 09:38
It looks pot bound. I would suggest thinning it out a bit.
The pot is very narrow at the bottom, it probably would be better in soil and you must check out the soil acidity.
Cutting it back and untangiing the roots would delay its growth for a season but it could make for a more healthy plant in the long run.
11 Jan 2018 09:30
You need to think of what sort of dog you want. Some are bred to dig holes to get rabbits etc. Like those Jack Russells. Then you might probably need a very deep under soil barrier as well.
06 Jan 2018 07:26
I have noticed when abroad in Europe that lots of places have metal grids and shutters over their windows and doors. Presumably this is to keep out potential intruders. It does not seem to be "British" thing.
01 Jan 2018 23:18
Happy New Year
I have done a little bit of gardening today. Watered the overwintering plants in the shed and put the chicken wire covers on the pots of bulbs to keep the squirrels off.
The snow drops are about to flower. I have an awful lot of them they seem to really like my garden soil. A relative gave me some "in the green" several years ago and they do much better in my garden.
I have a lovely Helleborus Madame Lemonnier showing. The mild autumn has messed with it's timing though.
25 Dec 2017 23:15
Following my worries up the thread about whether or not I bought the wrong cyclamen I have looked at mine this week and most of them look a bit battered but are still alive.
25 Dec 2017 23:10
GD I feel just like that as well. One quite mild sunny day this week but mainly soggy ground and dead leaves.
I Paddled out to the compost heap to empty the peelings from making lunch.
11 Dec 2017 23:29
MInus 6C in Cheshire when I came home at about .21:30 hrs. these photos were taken about 08:00hrs this morning .
I am pleased with those sedum they look good. The antirrhnums wont look so good when they thaw.
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05 Dec 2017 16:14
They might grow better if they are vertical.
(Sorry about my sense of humour. There are times when I just cannot resist.)
I am just hoping mine will bloom again .
04 Dec 2017 22:56
An artifical one for now I am afraid. I have had one of them since grandsons arrived. I could not trust a toddler not to pull it over. The artificial one would probably not cause a small child so much damage as a heavy tree if it fell on a head. We shall see.
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03 Dec 2017 14:55
I have to confess this is last years and the tree is artificial
Fo the first time in five years my two little grandsons are old enough now to know to treat it with respect .
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03 Dec 2017 13:53
Fairygirl That oak leafed Hydrangea is very nice. Envy coming on.
30 Nov 2017 11:04
Lovely pictures folks .
29 Nov 2017 10:33
I have picked this thread up again. I am still confused about what variety I have now. Whatever variety it is they are still growing and blooming despite gound frosts.
Most of mine seem to have bright coloured flowers that do look a wee bit frosted but leaves seem unaffected. How "big is big" for the non hardy ones?
There is probably not much I can do but wait and see what does or doesn't come up next year.