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Latest posts by Rodgy-dodge

I love bees but

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 13:12

They are eating my rose leaves! Yes for weeks I've wondered what has been eating the leaves

 then I spotted this!

 and this one maybe bit of more than he could carry!

 is anyone else experienceing this?

Elderflower cordial

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 08:09

Now I don't want to be acused of plugging this site I've only ordered 1 brew kit for my husbands valentines present from them! They were so helpful.

Elderflower cordial

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 07:44

I found a great recipe on Brew UK for Champagne. Hugh Fernley Whitinstone made it on one of his programs.


Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 07:33

Cheap plants and sundries! plain and simple. We have a few garden centers near us, they tend to put in coffee houses which is a nice idea if there is a huge area to get round and you'd like to take a break at some point. They tend to be a bit on the expensive side. The most successful little garden shop is a family run business who have a great selection of reasonably priced plants, and sundries they also have a fruit and veg area where you can buy their own grown produce. If your looking for something specific they'll source it for you and they are really knowledgable about what they sell.

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 10:23

Thanks for this SS I've saved in my favourites to show Mr RD when he comes home from work, we where also talking of installing a fence of this sort. everything they mention in the article rings true for us. We used to be away every weekend until we where forced to give up our bolt hole in the lake district. I might even print it off and post it through their door!

stem of yew tree partly buried?

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 10:13

On the other hand my husband made a raised bed at the back of our garage and I buried my conifer nearly a quater up its trunk

Its been in for at least 10 years and is thriving ok


need help to indentify these

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 06:38

mmmmm I always think Azalea flowers tend to be more clumped together and if you look at the dispensed flower head it looks more like a Rhodii. Also the leaves look quite large and leathery! I may be wrong!

How do you differentiate a Rhodii from an Azalea? It looks a bit mildewed too! or in need of a good feed

need help to indentify these

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:12

top one looks like a rhodoendron, the bottom one looks like a sedum of some sort

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 15:28

Now that looks interesting Jungle Jim does it have a name? I didn't even know you could get soundproof fencing! thats another great idea Thanks JJ

Thanks Topbird I am indeed going on holiday at the end of July!

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 12:19

DFAb, Please don't think that I'm out for revenge, I'm not the sort. If I where to try and give back what is forced upon our selves, would only mean I'd be lowering myself to her level, which I would never do I'm a bigger, better person than that.

 Your right this thread was all about looking for a resolution to a problem, which I now think my husband and myself are in agreement with. I may have gone off on a tangent at times Only to give a bigger picture of whats she's like. Your right - you's didn't really need to know all this, I supose I've just been venting off its been rather a stressful 8 months. Having said this some have shared similar experiences and some have made me chuckle making my situation a bit less troublesome.

I think this is the end of this thread so thanks everyone for your suggestions. Although I will post a pic of newly installed water feature when we get around to creating it!    

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