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Posted: 28/09/2015 at 21:30

No not really Tina. 

you can dig old heathers up ....with full rootball intact.....and replant several inches deeper.  Cover with a mixture of soil and compost.  However, I would not bother.  I would remove and plant something else Tina 

Evergreen climber - white flowers - partial shade

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 21:13

Louise, not much sunshine there then.  Sure that's all?,

witch hazel dilemma

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 21:10

I would remove the whole thing and replant with another witch hazel although not in exactly the same spot.

none of your options is ideal.  All are a compromise

Pepper plants sick leaves

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 19:45

My chilli  peppers are similar, alas.  Been neglected really and aphids have had fun with them.  Will prob bin them but there are a few chillis ....will clean them up tomorrow and decide then 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 19:40

I like them too style too in places.  nice blend of colour, foliage and shapes 

Soil. How good does it need to be, really?

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 19:36

Yes better than first implied Librarians Garden.  incorporate some compost in there too 


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 19:34

Punkdoc,had and have my share of neighbour disputes.   one neighbour is always making excess noise one way or another.....Won't say what I said to him when I laddered up the wall.  Anyway it all went quiet 

we either fight or say nothing.  Fun doing the former 

A bus driver cut up my niece this morning in the rush hour.....she had to take evasive action and only has slightly damaged alloy wheel but the bus company will pay the bill.      I think bus drivers are some of the worst on the roads.  Another dispute then! 

What do I do with my turf??

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 16:37

turf stacked upside down is fantastic stuff .....yes, give it a couple of years.  

But I also trench it in........dig a trench and put turf upside down about 30 cm or so and cover with the soil.  Great soil conditioner and the beauty is no waiting and no "spoil" to see 

Evergreen climber - white flowers - partial shade

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 16:32

Semi evergreen solanum alba 


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 16:31

Yvie, careful.  You will want more cannas....and more and...... got some whoppers in flower here.   Been in flower for quite a few weeks now . Look out for Tropicanna Black, the blackest of foliage

been a hot afternoon. Tramsplanting some stuff and got my Astilbe Chocolate Shogun in wnere I want it

over 1000 people attemded an open air candle lit service for the murdered soldier not far from where he was murdered and near army recruitment centre and candles seemed to be in every window. And what a setting...huge bright moon, dry and hardly a breeze.  pretty emotional stuff.  

hope your mum is recovering well Liri 


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Hey! It's christmas soon...wot are you getting me?

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who cares who wins?

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Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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"Experts" we go again

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Best late flowering clematis?

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What new plants will you be trying?

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White foliage?

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Is this really cruel?

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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