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Latest posts by summerwine

Bargain of the century!!!

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 19:52

There was one in the garage of the house we bought, I planted a wldflower mix in it this year and an old metal dustbin, also in the garage, has been painted black and has a fatsia japonica growing in it.

I hate waste!!



industrial use of greenfield site

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 17:29

So pleased for you, don't let your guard down!!!



Neighbour's Garden is Damaging our Wall

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 18:51

Tanking, as suggested above, may be the solution. We had a property with a garage wall shared with a neighbours garden, that is, the wall retained all one side of  his garden. His land was right up to the garage wall all the way along.

We never had a problem with damp, maybe try this first?


industrial use of greenfield site

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 20:18

There was something very similar planned for a village I lived in  couple of years ago. Everyone was so angry, it looked like going ahead, there was a huge backlash and after  several consultations and many arguments on both sides it didn't suceed.

I hope you have a similar outcome. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 19:50

Was supposed to rain today in East Mids but never arrived in our area, not a bad day, a little sun and some cloud but quite warm.

Talkback: Growing Russian vine

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 19:41

Once planted this near my house wall, never again, it was up the wall and over the neighbours fence in no time, clinging to a telephone wire it then bgan to make it's way onto the roof. I cut it down and dug the roots up, it went eventually, phew!!

I'm sure it can be kept in check but it's not worth the trouble...imo.


Forum names

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 19:23

Mine's from one of my  favourite songs, not very original but there you go, probably like it's user!!  

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 22:28

Think it started when I was very young I remember throwing some marigold seeds around, they grew I was fascinated.....been gardening ever since. Glad to say my daughter has followed in my footsteps we are the only ones in my family that are gardeners.

The others are all decking and gravel

fatsia japonica

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 19:20

I inherited an old metal dustbin when we moved house so I painted it black and put a fatsia in, looks lovely  and it's nicely contained.

During the planting a piece broke off, came away very cleanly from the main stem, I just plonked it in a pot and away it went  

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 18:20

Used to have a garden with lots of soapwort, too much really, but we had one 2years running, lovely.

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Sick looking Pyracantha

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