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New fence has ruined my garden, please help!

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 17:04

Is the new fence yours or does it belong to the new property?

If yours, then yes get some trellis on top to increase your/their privacy. If not yours then consider attaching trellis panels to your side of the posts so that it's raised above the height of the new fence, but not actually attached to those panels.

I personally would widen the border a bit, as a narrow border isnt right with a high fence/boundary.

If the fence is yours remember that you will need access to it for maintenance. So you could even run a line of flagstones along the boundary/bottom of the fence- that gives a safe platform for ladders etc, with the planting being infront of the whole. Climbers will scramble across & up any trellis pretty quickly & the space behind will allow shrubs to widen properly rather than being flattened on one side. J.

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Posted: 30/12/2012 at 16:54

Yes Geoff, only 3 of us, but leftovers will keep us going for days!! J.

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Posted: 30/12/2012 at 16:52

Like the idea of Bjays' wheelbarrow taking pride of place in a museum...

We watched most of Love Actually, which were taping as well, but I gave up at the middle break. OH has, of course, watched the rest today, typical, so I saw some of it, but shall rewatch properly when on my own sometime.

I havent had any chance to play with Kindle or anything else today.  All I seem to have done is do things in the kitchen.1 pear fan cooked, 1 mincemeat puff cooked, 1 leek & cheese flan/pie assembled. All the vegs are prepared & smothered in garlic, herb & olive oil waiting to be put onto trays to roast. Frozen vegs as well- I just couldnt face doing any more 'normal' veg preparation....

OH has covered this table with all his paperwork, laptop, mugs, nuts etc. I've managed to creep onto my usual bit. I've told him, no choice mate, that all of the stuff is to be cleared & the table laid properly for tonights' meal!

Oh I did manage to wobble to the postbox, before the rain started again, & then needed a lie down listening to GQT. J.

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Posted: 30/12/2012 at 16:33

Late arriving, sorry, cooking duties came first.

Have about 30mins before the kitchen timer goes yet again.... & the next cooking marathon starts.

Now to see what's what. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 16:30

It was quite a bit colder first thing this morning. Still quite windy so got some washing out to blow. WManchester.

Then it rained & the wind is increasing even more again. J.

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Posted: 29/12/2012 at 21:30

Me too re a jasmine. I just repot mine every Feb/march & sometimes feed it, but not very often... Didnt know about it needing to be cool, although mine is in a barely heated spare room on a W facing sill.

Latest discovery Aldi sour cream & chilli crisps......

Right, am off too. Wonder if I can keep Mrs B's boys on? Must hide the remote. J.

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Posted: 29/12/2012 at 19:26

Glyn, my mincemeat was from 08 this time & was fine!

You could always sample a bit first? J.

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Posted: 29/12/2012 at 19:23

Night Dean.

Am in the doghouse. I hadnt noticed that also in the box with my Kindle, was a gift card- phew I hadnt thrown the envelope in the recycling bin, which was emptied this week, but nearly did........

Oops daughter's icecream will be melting on the side in kitchen....... J.

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Posted: 29/12/2012 at 18:13

See, I knew if I waited long enough I wouldnt be the only pc duffer around here- no offence meant CG. 'How to' & basic Clait didnt teach me fancy stuff on a pc.

OH has just said that he quite likes his android phone.   The muttering that has been going on.... Am very glad that the battery for my basic camera, yes folks, phone is still going fine & so need to change yet.....

Off to finish cooking, may be back later, but we have a winebox....... J.

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Posted: 29/12/2012 at 17:04

Advice re using the chillies sounds fine to me. Dont try leaving any seeds in though or you'll combust no matter how mild the chilli is supposed to be.

Well am enjoying 'kindleing'. Shall get that cheap 3 book series I think. Must investigate what to do with things once been read- hmm. That's where charity shops come in normally. There is some sort of 30day option, almost like a library which may suit......

Sticking to simpler food again. Fish & vegs tonight. May do a cheese sauce for over it all. Pud -OH has found a wondrerful greek yoghurt with honey. Yes you can add honey to ordinary yoghurt, but keep it simple folks....

Will be having our NY meal tomorrow as daughter working & OH going back to 'little house' ready for work on Wed.

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