philippa smith2


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Hazel hurdles/panels

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 14:45

Thank the cat - they look really good and many thanks for letting me see and for the PM .............I will PM you  


Loana - many thanks for your suggestion re the Reed panels - I'm not sure whether they would prove resilient enough for the location but I'll certainly keep that idea in mind.  Just in case, is your husband's friend local to me ?  I'm in West Somerset.

Hazel hurdles/panels

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 21:20

Many thanks 

Starlings

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 21:05

B3 

Hazel hurdles/panels

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 20:56

Thankthe cat - that sounds a bit more like it - not too worried about the tanalised board as mine should be at least a metre above ground level supported on wooden posts.


I'd be really glad if you could put a couple of photos on so that I can see exactly what they are.


Noting you are in Devon.......I'm only in Somerset so a supplier name via PM would be very welcome if you are able to.


Thanks again for your advice.

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 20:40

Maybe not exactly daily but at least nightly - Tawny Owls calling in the garden this evening - missed them last year so really pleased to have them back.


One or two frogs still groaning in the pond - lots of youngsters getting under piles of leaves/logs.  Teenage hedgehog still feeding every night .

Hazel hurdles/panels

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 18:24

Pansy.........thanks for that but 5 years ??  That doesn't sound too good.  I have to renew some 10 metres or so and would like not to have to do it again.


I've had Compost bins from Primrose - reasonable price but I need my fencing to last a while longer than that.


Back to the drawing board unless someone can suggest an alternative ?


I wanted to avoid completely solid fencing panels due to wind factor but my neighbours are unable to cope with anything which might have the temerity to poke thru towards the south into their garden.  I'd thought that the Hazel panels would allow wind thru, would look reasonably attractive and allow me to grow stuff on separate supports a metre or so away from the fence line.  My ground is approx half a metre below the neighbour's ground so I want to screen but still keep it reasonable.


Any other suggestions anyone ?

Starlings

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 18:01

Thank you Hosta and Kitty - murmuration it is   Even here without the huge open skies, I've been able to enjoy the sight.  They can be messy and quarrelsome ( and eat my figs ) but I'm prepared to forgive them when they produce such a display.

Starlings

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 17:27

Watch out for their massed flying  before going to roost - can't think of the word but fantastic nevertheless

Hazelnuts

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 17:21

Don't know where you read that one Emma ?  If the nuts are good, they will keep in their shells until ready for use.  Just think what you buy in the shop - shell on = longer life.  Shelled = shorter life.

Hazelnuts

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 16:50

I leave mine with shell on until I want to use them

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