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Latest posts by Rodgy-dodge

aubretia question

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 08:29

mine are looking awful at the moment as the snails have enjoyed munching it?, does it self seed readily? parts of mine have small seed pods on I wondered whether I should cut them back or just leave them?

Pond Construction

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 08:24

this was posted on my facebook page, I thought those who would love a pond but space is limited could take inspiration of it


Pond Construction

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 14:26

Your so eloquent in writing, You could do your own writing about you pond build in word then publish it on blogger which you can sign up with google...we built this extension with very few tradesmen and on a very tight budget, we hired brickies by the day, we hired the joiners by the day,as well as the roofer and plasterer although we fitted all the plaster board. My husband did all the plumbing & electrics (although we had to have a certified leccy to over see the installation) Husband and I fitted the kitchen, layed the floors and I did all the painting and decorating. Our problems began when we found wood boring weavil in the old parquet flooring, every downstairs floor had to come up and renewed. It was then I couldn't write about it anymore I'd about lost the will to live. It took us 8 months. I need to rewrite the experience.

Sorry folks for taking over this thread, the moral of it all is that you can construct anything. the internet is a fabulous place for information on how to???

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 22:12

Again I wish there where like buttons on the threads! double WOW Eddie. whatever your weapon of choice and yours looks like chisels. I love the story of your piece too, certainly organic.

What's your Flower of the moment?

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 22:01

BB,That looks a bit like Gertrude Jekyll.

Pond Construction

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 21:44

Ha haa can't wait for christmas.....

I only blogged (wrote) as far as the roof! its a long story why I never got around to the finished build that I don't want to bore you with. I keep saying I'll re-write it and put it in better order you need to scroll down to the bottom to start at the begining. The actual buil was the easy bit, the internals was where the nightmare begun!

What's your Flower of the moment?

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 08:48

I've just had a strole up the garden and I'm delighted that another of my iris have flowered its so exciting....


Conifer Hedge

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 07:32

Hi petal7, I bought some yew bare roots earlier in the year and wish I'd brought them on in pots first, I think I'm loosing a couple as there's no sign of new growth. I supose it down to how long are you prepared to wait befor planting them where you want them.

lemon balm

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 07:23

oooOOooo thats a good idea GillyL, I bought one last year as it smells like citrinella and hoped it would keep the midges at bay, mine is in a pot and looks lush right now, I'm going to try that in my kitchen! thanks for sharing. I also have a lemon verbena which smells more like lemon than the lemon balm

Lily of the Valley

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 07:14

I move mine last year as we where building over the patch where it was, it came back but hasn't flowered  maybe next year. If it invades why not plant it in a pot and sink it like you would with garden mint? just a thought it does smell divine.

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