Latest posts by MuddyFork


Posted: 15/02/2016 at 10:08

Hi Pat, finally made it to Oz.  You have never mentioned the fabulous road verges out here.  Most of the plants I so carefully grow are just growing like weeds.  Agapanthus, Cannas,Evening primrose, Nerines,Morning Glory etc. It's absolutely fabulous. I'm really looking forward to Darwin.  But, we have still only seen dead kangaroos on the roadside

Do I Need A Boundary Fence?

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 16:10

Normally if it's your fence the posts can be seen from your garden and the smooth uninterrupted fence would show in the neighbours garden.  That is the convention that has been used for years but is/was does not always adhered to.

Do I Need A Boundary Fence?

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 15:22

I agree with pansyface, put in wire & post line.  Should you sell the property it makes it clear to the new owners where their land ends.  Very few deeds show the exact boundary and solicitors can get very upset about this. 

Over wintering a Water Lily

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 17:23

Thanks for your help, bucket in unheated greenhouse it is.

Over wintering a Water Lily

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 17:08

It had to be removed from the pond because the Carp and Koi were shredding it and pulling it out of it's pot.  I trying to grow it so that it can stand up for itself.  I personally would get rid of the fish but they belong to OH and he assures me are worth mega bucks.

Over wintering a Water Lily

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 14:08

I have a small water lily in a tub that I think I need to move so that the water doesn't freeze.  Do water lilies have to be kept submerged or can they just be kept in a tray of water so that they don't dry out?  All my other water lilies are just left in the pond but that is a far greater volume of water so will not be as cold.


Posted: 09/11/2015 at 16:37

I have 3 Garden Wonder tubers that have looked like this for the past 3 years.  They have continued to grow well so it may not be a disease.  If you are concerned store them on their own over winter and see if they grow next spring.

Plant id please

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 14:07

Thank you.  I think it will be ideal, let's hope the environmental chap on the council does too.

Plant id please

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 12:56

In order to gain planning consent for a fence I need to plant a mixed hedge in front of it.  I don't want to use hawthorn etc.  I spotted this plant in the hedge on the opposite side of the road which I like.  Does anyone know what it is?





Neighboring horses eating my garden - advise please

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 11:14

I had a similiar problem but it was resolved when I planted a yew hedge on my side of the boundary.  Electric fence is now maintained as yew can poison horses

Discussions started by MuddyFork

Over wintering a Water Lily

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Plant id please

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Any recomendations for a garden to visit

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Shield Bugs

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Runner beans

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Cucumber seedlings

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Are there any Dahlias with a perfume

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Are there any Dahlias with a perfume

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Does anyone know what this plant is?

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Poorly white grape vine

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