Jess is in the Garden

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Posted: 26/04/2017 at 18:07

My garden is way too small now and has absolutely no grass, plus loads of yappy dogs left and right of it, cats galore invading it to crap in  and no possibility of an hedgehog street for them to move around to neighbouring areas.

That's why there are none here!

However, we're moving this year hopefully and have our eye on a house with a 120ft garden that would be perfect.

Fingers crossed it happens, as these things have a habit of going belly up with long chains involved...

What do you have to google to find where they are?



Posted: 26/04/2017 at 15:04

I grew up near Regent's Park! Whereabouts is best to spot them? But I'm only 5ft tall and (illegally!) climbing over a railing to a Royal Park at night may be tricky with my leg length 

Love hogs 

Plant ID please

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 14:13

Will tell the owners.

It's not my garden and is in France, where I was on holiday over Easter.

Good idea though, thanks O.

Plant ID please

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 13:05

 indeed! Would probably recommend they take out the one at the back against the wall, and keep the one further forward ,entangled in the geranium.

I suspect your memory, visual or otherwise, is sharp as a tack Dove 

downsizing my garden

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 13:04

Totally agree with Buttercup and Will - let the self seeders do their thing in between established shrubs, and knit everything together, maybe increasing some of the grass, but not necessarily everywhere.

Use what you have, move stuff around.

Particularly like the idea of not bothering with edging and letting plants to it instead - a lower maintenance garden would probably suit many of us, irrespective of health issues 

I have never had the issue of little nut trees self seeding everywhere, but I suppose regular mowing would help.

Plant ID please

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 12:03

Obelixx I'm no longer there, very sadly, but I think I may have spotted a pomegranate very far away in a neighbour's orchard.

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Plant ID please

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 12:01


I think there may well be a pomegranate in the vast orchard next door!

Dove you are amazing!

Last edited: 26 April 2017 12:02:11

Can anyone suggest a tall white tulip flowering same time as queen of the night

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 11:14

Looks amazing with what looks like Q of the N here:

Can anyone suggest a tall white tulip flowering same time as queen of the night

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 11:12

Just googled White T - glorious!

How long did your Q of the N look good for Buttercup, before needing replacing?

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