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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 16:55

Bit of light watering in the greenhouse and admiring some lovely White Christmas roses in the borders, and that's it today. So windy!  

New fence

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 06:13

I was thinking the same as Jo. If you do put up a new fence on your side, do you have any legal rights if his plants grow up it and break it in future? After all, he would then be damaging your property.

there is some case law I recall from uni; Ryalnds v Fletcher. I think it set a president on the theory of something from one property effecting another (but that was a while ago)!

i have a similar situation with a flat I rent out. The configuration is such that along one elevation I get the back gardens of 5 properties. One is an old lady who says she can't afford to deal with her ivy. It has destroyed our lovely Victorian wall and has even grown down our side and up the house. She says her son won't help her. I volunteered to go around and cut it back myself but when I got there the garden was so overgrown that I physically couldn't reach the back. What to do? Just have to keep cutting it back from our side. It's so frustrating though. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 06:02

Spent most of yesterday reading up on plants. Quite like the idea of a handkerchief tree but worried they may need a lot of room.

Windowsill propagator

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 05:57

Ditto. I wouldnt be without mine. Also it is narrow so doesn't take up too much room and is easy to store when not in use. it is also easy to clean.

The Gingernut Cover-up ?

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 09:17

What's the latest with the shortage crisis please? Are the ginger nuts back in stock??

I'm consoling myself with double chocolate digestives. It's hard, but I'm sure I'll pull through 

Fishing for sympathy!

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 09:13

Ouch! Hope you're feeling better Steve. Happy belated birthday wishes to you x

Preparation for sowing grass seed ?

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 18:06

I mix grass seed with some sand and compost. I always give the surface a good rake before hand too. 

Agree its a little early and cold to do this now though.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 08:24

Other than defrosting the bird bath they'll be no gardening for me - frozen solid here!

pic of me,in my garden, in july,cant wait to get back out there.this pic was ta

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 08:18

What a fab photo. You look very happy and content, and your garden looks beautiful.

BBC looking for new Gardeners World presenter

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 08:14

Terry Walton should get his own allotment programme as should the fabulous Christine Walkden who should have a programme looking into everyday gardening folks back gardens.

I agree, a new face on GW would be good. Someone that doesnt have prescribed media training, but does have a passion and natural talent. A real personality without being overly animated.

I think the programme makers should visit a few gardening clubs or allotments to talent spot, rather than advertising in a media mag. even if it is for gardeners.

Someone with a real accent too!! We hear so few on the telly box.

Age shouldn't come into it for me. Monty's recent article on that topic was spot on.

Also, someone with a natural body shape please! 



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