Moonlit Hare

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Posted: 16/07/2012 at 22:07

Thanks Emma, I'll give the pots a go, it's prob the safest way until I work out what we have, I came home tonight to find the lovely man next door had made a start on the laylandii we need to take out, he's stripped the branches off up to the top 7ft or so, the rest comes down on the weekend, needless to say we have a much lighter garden.... but some very disgruntaled sparrows!


Posted: 16/07/2012 at 11:28

I've recently rescued a Borage plant from poorly corner at the local garden centre, there is one quite healthy stem with a good showing of flowers but not many leaves. It's also REALLY leggy, I suspect it's been hiding in a corner or crammed in with a load of other plants. I'm going to let it go to seed this year so hopefully I'll get some brucey bonus plants coming up at some point, but then what? chop it back and hope the slugs snails and Charlie the cunning mouse don't get to it 1st or let it do it's thing?

It's a new garden to us so at the moment we're taking more out than we are putting in, it was PROPER over grown, this was an attempt at a bit of colour to be going on with and to give some plants a chance to establish before we get really stuck in round the edges~!

thanks in advance for any advice (again!)



Posted: 08/07/2012 at 16:01

Thanks Alina, Like everywhere else it's been proper soggy in Lancs! most of our boarders are laurel so it's a big chunk of greenery to loose, glad we don't have to get to that stage!

Having said that I've made up for it this weekend!  I'll give the milk and water a go.

Thanks again for your help


Posted: 08/07/2012 at 14:17

I've just been triming back my laurels and the leaves are quite shrivelled and on closer inspection they have a white mould on them.

I've removed as many of the leaves as I could find, is it likely to be from all the rain we've had or does this mean it's probably will spread to the rest of the of the laurels and will we need to take them out befor they spread?


Posted: 06/07/2012 at 10:44

Thanks Maud I might just keep them a bit longer then and see if they come good..... you can never have enough leeks if you ask me!

Lancashire skies.

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 10:29

I can confirm that the mother ship has departed from Lancashire and also Cheshire...... I doubt that we will see them ever again!

Inspiration needed! Sunken patio/lawn edging

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 10:09

Wow thats fantastic... I know when my brothers and I where small we'd have been trying to ride our bikes off there (ramp or no ramp) we might even have stretched to playing parachutes! I see your dilema

 Trellis is a good idea or if you're feeling a bit lazy maybe some bamboo / bamboo screens, you culd always grow some climbers up it, scratchy roses might keep the little angles off?

Good luck, let us know what you did when you're finished!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 09:53

In Lancs..... personally, I'm considering building an Ark!


Posted: 06/07/2012 at 09:50

Well on checking last night, my leeks won't even pass for chives...... no worries, the much beloved's dad to the rescue, (insert fanfare here!)

He's got spares we can have which are ready to dib in!

Leek soup here we come! Whoo hoo!

Peony Pruning?

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 09:47

Thanks all! As ever it's always worth reading in on everyone elses thoughts, and entertaining  Frank and GG. The big one is obviously really happy and if this rain ever stops I'm going to collect the seed and pot them up, if they don't work out I've not lost any money, I don't consider any time spent in the garden wasted!

The 2 sickly children can stay where they are for now. I have a feeling when we crop back the overhang on the trees and bushes we inherited they might do a bit better, we've only held off to give the spagers, blackbirds and thrush chance to raise a second brood! again they haven't cost me anything because they where liberated from Grannys garden before it was sold off I can always split down the big boy if push comes to shove!

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