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Posted: 25/08/2014 at 12:32

Hey!  Sun coming out 


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 10:32

Hope you don't get,the big Busy.  

And you get your shower crisis sorted ASAP Dove.  ,.....always something out of the blue isn't there?  

Signs of rain easing and brighter weather .......spike desperately waiting for his walk but I would  rather go when it's a little drier 

Everything in  the garden seems to be standing up well to the heavy rain and wind.......

My mum currently in hospital ....unsure if another infection or deterioration in her thinking.  Bit deflating as she was linking me to my dad's behaviour years back.  An "unreal" situation that many here seem to understand.  Will be seeing her later.  Not sure what to expect really 

Hope everyone has good day 



Posted: 25/08/2014 at 08:49

This has to be the most inspirational thread on the forum.  Brilliant Marion.  Thanks 


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 08:36

Pouring down with rain here.....not pleasant.  Typical bank holiday I guess.

Small front bit taking up grass, planting conifers

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:14

Kill off the grass first

Avoid conifers like most piceas that need acid soil ...unless you have have acid soil

Heathers  make a good foreground to conifers........many varieties have splendid foliage colours 

Blue dwarf conifers ...juniperus blue star......dwarf cryptomerias like marina provide a second tier.  Juniperus sulphur spray is a silvery/grey mounded variety.  Taxus Coppershine provides coppery orange leaves. 

Comifers in low mounds, tall marrow columns, cones and arching shapes in all sorts of evergreen colours .  Many provide aromattoo foliage too.

For cold difficult situations go for varieties of Taxus and juniper.  

camomile lawn didnt flower

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:02

Philippa , yes Treneague is the (non flowering) variety for a lawn

A flowering form of camomile does not make a good "lawn" ......too woody amd gappy .

No,idea though why this year it should not have flowered.  Every year is different but I would have thought this summer was ideal.

Sorry looking Cytisus 'Lena'

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 20:59

I think Lena is a goner. I would take it back for a refund. 

Oxalis triangular

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 17:38

They spread via seed too Susan.  They are not a big problem for me but I actually got my local garden centre to stock the purple leaved variety a few years back.  

acer pruning

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 17:32

Pull off those green shoots.  Dontt prune those green shoots...they will simply respond next year even stronger.  

Oxalis triangular

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 17:21

Oh yes.  Invasive too 

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