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Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 07:41

I wasn't sure if this should have gone in Garden design but it is a problem that needs solving!

Last year my husband and I built a kitchen extension on the back of our house (semi detached). My neighbour decided that they would have one too and began building Nov last year its still going on! Where we always had quite a distance between patios, they've decide that they would extend their patio area right up close to ours and have placed their dining table right close to the boundry fence. The Lady of the manor next door has this awful loud voice and cackle the type that makes you cringe! I have thought of putting in a hedge but my border is raised and only about 18"s in depth and I fear that it would over power our small patio area. I have put pyracantha up the fence but it isn't mature or dence enough to block out her boombastic voice!

What would you suggest I could put in my garden other than outdoor speakers or a getto blasta! to mask her voice. I have considered moving house because of them but I would be so upset to leave my garden.

Moon Garden Suggestions....

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 07:21

Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile'  a compact shrub that grows about 4'-6' smells divine,  also Jasmine this has a gorgeous musky smell in the evening.

Plant identification please

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 07:14

On first glance I thought it was a geranium, however I do think its a nepeta ( ground ivy)

Iris Flower Stalks

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 07:09

Ok my gorgeous Iris have now finished flowering, I was wondering what to do now! My friend gave me these a few years ago and this is the first time they've flowered for me. She has since lost hers, probably with all the wet weather we had last year. I said I would divide the ones she gave me to give her some back. Should I cut off the flower stalks to encourage more new growth at the rhizome? and when would be the best time to divide?

help please

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 15:42

it certainly looks like chickweed to me

are the roots like tangled cotton?

Putting softdrinks on the garden

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 07:31

My neighbours, who are in their 90's now, used to put the dregs of their homemade wine on their hydrangea's. They get the biggest and most beautiful blooms every year! I tried feeding mine last year with some wine dregs and must say I think it worked. I'd had very little blooms since putting them in, after feeding them the wine dregs I had big beautiful blooms. On the other hand, it may well have been something to do with the copious amounts of rain we had last year . I haven't fed them with it this year but kept them well watered so I'm watching this space... 

Will anything grow in full shade?

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 21:26

If your looking for shrubs I grow Mahonia successfully along with Japanese anemone, Comphrey and Hydrangea's in my shaded area. I have to keep watering well as its beneath a big Mountain Ash Whitebeam tree. I get a little sunshine early morning but most of the day its in shade.

VERY small garden ideas on a budget

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 21:17

I know this may be way off your budget another posted on my FB page I thinkits super

 Garden design for a small back yard

VERY small garden ideas on a budget

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 21:15

Ha ha watched it on catch up then Gardeners world  Oh happy days! and thats not the wine speaking....I Love Gardening and I have to say The BBC are totally out of order taking our gardeners world off while the tennis and the proms are on...Have to wait until 19th July TUT TUT SHAME on you BBC! Why can't you reschedule it another day? hope some one from the program reads these threads.

Vertical green walls

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 12:39

these walls are amazing

not sure if its what your looking for. I'd love to have a go at building a green wall

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