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What to do with this boundary ?

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 17:59

I feel, as Welshonion implies, that there are thousands of more interesting plants than R. ponticum and snowberry, and I'd be hitting this lot as hard as possible with blade and brushkiller for two years and then gracing your garden with much better and more interesting things.

It looks a fairly big space, so go to some open gardens to get some ideas of plants that would suit that scale of planting.

Silver birch

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 17:46

This is a good time of year to brighten up the garden by cleaning the trunks and branches of silver birch. Just gently scrub them down with water, using a soft handbrush or a car sponge. It's surprising how much better they look without all that mould and muck. Mind the new buds, though.

Creosote

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 20:26

Perhaps approach Trading Standards or the H and S Executive for advice, but if you've hardly met him why not initiate an amicable and factual calm discussion.

Perhaps he doesn't realise why he's getting the headaches.

Creosote

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 17:14

The really important thing here is that you seem to have very inconsiderate or ignorant neighbours. Do you get on with them?

ID a big bird

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 16:57

That they hold their fairly narrow wings in a shallow V shape, and the particular way they sometimes tip from side to side as they hunt fairly low, always says Harrier to me. The narrower wings can make them seem smaller than a Buzzard, but the size is similar. After that it partly comes down to when you see it. It sounds like a Marsh.

ID a big bird

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 21:24

Well, it won't be a Honey Buzzard, because they've all gone to Africa. A useful way of shortening the list of suspects! Did you get an idea of the actual size?

Moles

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 21:12

Let's hope he doesn't shoot anyone by aiming into unseen spaces.

pruning a mountain ash

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 21:10

For anyone who isn't sure how to prune, those pics would be no help at all.

Nasty Painful Bites !!

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 15:39

Whatever it is, it's got big jaws if it makes punctures two inches apart.

Help with some plant ID

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 15:36

2nd picture looks like beech.

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