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Safe species for a tall hedge in high density housing estate?

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 13:40

We do not have weed suppressing plastic underneath our gravel.  We put down a good layer of hardcore and a thick layer of  sand on top of that and then the gravel on top of that, we do not get a problem with weeds.  This helps with the drainage (with the garden being clay) therefore any water just drains away.  I rake up the leaves etc and it just keeps itself clean from rain etc. 

Snow has gone and a lovely sunny winters day

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 09:24

How lovely to finally get rid of the snow.  It looks pretty when it first comes but I soon get fed up with it and want it to go.  So lovely to be able to see my garden.  It is a lovely sunny day and although cold will be out in the garden today catching up on a few jobs.  Lots of bulbs coming through, plenty of snowdrops waiting to come out and a few primulas flowering, even though they have been covered in snow for nearly two weeks. 

Come on spring - not long now

Safe species for a tall hedge in high density housing estate?

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 09:20

I hope it has worked.  Let me know if not and I will try again.  Also further down the post I put some more pics of the garden in the winter so you can see the structure in more detail and how we did the trellis on the fences.  Just a few ideas which may help.

Safe species for a tall hedge in high density housing estate?

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 09:19

Hi  red claire 

We had the same problem when we moved to a new housing estate.  I posted some pics a while ago which you may want to see. I have tried to copy and paste to the page but not sure if it will work. 

Some pics of my before and after garden

 

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 12:46

Wow, amazing picutures Sam,

is it ok to feed birds ordinary suet rather the prepared bird suet you can buy

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 09:34

I have noticed that it is much cheaper to buy the tesco branded suet rather than buy the prepared suet in the pet shops.  Is this ok to give the birds ?  I feed them dried fruit, oats but always buy the prepared suet.  I seem to be getting through so much of the stuff it is costing me a fortune.

 

mistletoe

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 21:06

 All I can say is don't give up hope, you may find that one day you will look up into your tree and it could surprise you.  I had completely forgotten about it. 

ps  thanks for the kisses - I shall be singing 'don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me'  LOL  

Carol Klein's Glebe Cottage

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 09:57

thank you nutcutlet, that is a shame maybe she does it every other year. 

Feeding blackbirds

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 09:44

Great photos Steve, what a good idea I will try that.  I too put out dried fruit and oats, they just love them.  I  have a tame blackbird, he watches as I go out into the garden and he flies down and sits on my bird table whilst I am putting the food onto it so that he can get first pickings I suppose, before the deluge of starlings and pigeons. 

Carol Klein's Glebe Cottage

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 09:37

I have also been looking to see if Carol has started another nursery but to no avail.  I often visit that area of Devon as I have family nearby and would love to visit there.  I was watching the re runs of Carol Kleins Cottage garden series and saw that she had an open day at her garden, do you know if she still has it. 

 

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