kev van

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winter colour plant

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 18:35

Hi guys, I have a 45cm square fibreclay pot that's in front of a lot of greenery, any ideas what could i plant for some winter colour? 

Wrong colour fence

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 18:30

I love the intact fence and the the colour but i don't live there.

I wouldn't grow ivy unless you live on a corner plot and get the local yobs who like to use the fences as a punch bag. 


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 19:25

S0d it! gonna raise the height of spreader bar and order the spikes when i get my break. one of the lads here said the kid needs slap from his mum. CCTV a big no no in my area currently 


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 19:13

Dove ill try that tomo,


Artjak not upset im just pissed that its my property i have to spend all this time in a place i hate to pay my bills for some brat to think that he can use my property for his climbing frame.  my garden is my private place i don't expect to find uninvited guest in my garden. the gate posts are very strong the gates are also strong but if he had broken them who pays? not him, not his parents but me. wear and tear i except that but not some brat who thinks he can use my property as a climbing frame.


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 17:08

The brats are on their way home to a home their parents work hard for and wouldn't dare they think its ok to climb other peoples 6ft gates and then climb again to get out. if my 2 dogs were out (which they are normally at that time of day) they would have had a go cos their space was invaded. or the poor darling would have most likely sued us due to the sleeper drive being slippery and ignore the fact that they trespassed over 6ft gates. looking at spikes but apparently not legal under 6ft and they are just a inch or 2 under. knowing were there a blame there a claim culture in this country now prob not worth it just in case. i shouldn't have to now worry about fitting something to make it not height at least climbable but ill add it to my list to do at the weekend. OI BRATS BREAK YOUR PARENTS STUFF NO OTHERS! have complained to the school but doubt now will happen 

anyone know this plant?

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:56



Brought it a month ago and lost the info on it. I can only remember it said height 45cm.

greenhouse for Aeonium arboreum

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 19:57

philippa smith2 last year/this year i lost one.  only started buying them last sept buying no more now. they were all kept in a cheap plastic greenhouse with fleece all dry but still lost one . i just assumed i lost it to cold tho i dont think it was coldest we had in recent years.

i brought a 40 watt heater now so hoping thats enough

greenhouse for Aeonium arboreum

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 19:27

just need to buy the wood now. everything else just needs to be delivered. will try and find a cheap digital thermometer with at least min temp recording.  

greenhouse for Aeonium arboreum

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 16:04

going to be building a lean to greenhouse out of wood and polycarbonate sheeting to house around 9 Aeonium arboreum in various pots and i few alpines. now the greenhouse will have the odd small gap as we are making it so it can be dismantled and stored out of the way when not in use. just how much ventilation should we have? also will i need to use garden fleece ? 

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