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Posted: 20/06/2014 at 13:27

Oh forgot to mention brought back a few plants, as you do , one in particular i find interesting is Sambucus Nigra Black Tower (Eiffel 1) has anyone grew this, i have read up on it but you cant beat first had experience...


Posted: 20/06/2014 at 13:21

Afternoon you beautiful people, hope all is well with everyone, been up in Beechgrove country for 5 days, visited a few gardens up there unfortunately no visitors at Beechgrove, though it turns out OH's mother is on first name terms with Jim McColl the presenter and his wife, watch this space..

Cant believe how much my garden has overgrown in the five days iv'e been away, off out to hack it back into shape,have a lovely day ya-all...

Percy Thrower quote

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 12:45

Obviously i have heard of Percy Thrower, hence the username, he was the first shall we say tv gardener that i had seen, but alas i was more a blue-peter fan than a gardening fan in those days, i am in my forties now, but if my childhood memory serves me right he did garden on blue-peter at some stage didn't he? i seem to recall a sunken garden and being impressed as a kid...

Replacing conifers

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 23:47

Even if the cut back looks bad you can always grow climbers etc etc up and over to create a more aesthetic looking hedge using the trunks and dead wood..

Replacing conifers

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 20:44

I might be way off the mark here with this idea, but cant you cut the branches of the Leylandii back to the trunk on your garden side, don't know how much space this will save you or how it will look, but it shouldn't kill them, they wont grow back but it's something worth trying first rather than going to all the bother of pulling them out, you can also reduce the hight if need be, then consider growing something over them, as i say just an idea, i'm no expert, i'm sure some of the good people on here will let you know if there is any flaws in this idea...

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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 17:56

Yip a couple of pots at the bottom, and some on their side on the shelve, i don't have any more aquatic compost at hand to re-pot, so hopefully the soil still in them plus more gravel will suffice for now till i get some compost tomorrow, water to dirty to see if it got any of the fish, we know it was something like a cat as the pond is enclosed and the gate was closed so it wasn't a dog, suppose a fox could get in, a neighbour about three gardens up has foxes in her garden, she wants the council to get rid of them grrrr Was waiting on some Acorus to be delivered today, missed it don't know how iv'e been in all day waiting on it, so all in all not a very good day, though it's not everyday you discover you have an Orchid growing wild in your garden so cant complain...

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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 17:04
1Runnybeak1 wrote (see)

Hope you haven't fell out with me Percy  But I think it will always make me smile. Please don't change it. 

Not planning on changing it Runnybeak, don't be silly what's to fall out about? please just don't put up an avatar linked to your username..ewwww

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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:56

Awww shame it looked so healthy a month ago, mines are planted in aquatic compost in pots topped with gravel, they are doing well, just found two of my pots knocked over by a cat or something, the water is all murky now, the filter will have to work overtime to clear that mess up...

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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:29

Runnybeak (conjures a not to pleasant image) that picture was taken without my knowledge, the first i knew of it was when i received a fathers day card from moonpig with that on it, my OH & kids idea of funny 

Thanks Chrissie, i will try that, it has no spines so it's not a gooseberry...

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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:08

Nope has no spots on leaves, the plant is only about 12 to 14 inches from base to tip it looks big in that picture..Glad i went out something has been at my pond and knocked some marginal plants/pots over and now the water is all brown and murky grrrr

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