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What plant or weed is this ?

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 16:15

Not very noxious though and they do pull out easily

Leylandii hedges

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 17:58


What I was thinking was that a hedge is made up of two densely-leaved sides a few inches thick and the middle, which is largely see-through. If you cut one side off, the effect would be that the hedge would look much more transparent. Is this what you or your neighbour would like?

Leylandii hedges

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 16:49

If you cut the branches off to 1.5m on your side it may well make it look a bit massacred from your neighbour's. That could cause some discussion! Does your neighbour not think that there is an alternative to Leylandii?

name of shrub

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 16:42

Pic? Is it big or small; evergreen; are the yellow bits flowers and if so when do they appear?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 16:39

I planned - again.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 17:36

I planned - it's warmer.

Bad news for garden birds

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 17:31

And yet we need electricity.

How to hide fenced

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 13:52


This is one of those times of year to spy on other people's gardens and see what looks good. You'll also have to do the same in spring and summer. Plant what you like the look of, but do the research to see if there are any downsides (such as it spreads like wildfire or grows too tall or wide).

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 13:30


I meant to add that East Anglia and Kent are also the hot-spots for wintering Marsh Harriers.

Creosote - Which one and the best technique?

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 07:10

Well, it was your comment, Potter - it just struck me as rather offhand. Anyway, the HSE website tells us all we need to know about creosote for amateur and professional use. Personally, I'd use something other than smelly creosote.

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