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Posted: 23/07/2015 at 21:06


A few years back a neighbour.....tenant there...had a  leylandii growing too near my boundary wall.  So one day, armed with a sharp saw, I went over and cut it down.  Prob 9' tall but thin stem. glad I did.  Another, much further away, grew huge and ultimately needed a tree surgeon.  

Not recommended but effective .  Wouldnt you like to be my neighbour?  

Gardening quiz.

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 20:49

Already set Lesley 

Gardening quiz.

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 20:46

Is this a plant or animal?


Gardening quiz.

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 20:38

Rivet, idea ..........l






Posted: 23/07/2015 at 20:35

Thats the idea 1384 


Posted: 23/07/2015 at 20:10

You dont say which varieties but growing in pots they prob need a topping up of fresh compost.  You prob have the dwarf types that I think often look better without flowers esp if pruned to dome shape.


Posted: 23/07/2015 at 20:08

Wimter, that is some going...a ton of blackcurrants .  Without exaggerating I picked 100,000 peaches from my dwarf bush yesterday. and my tomatoes are the size of footballs 



Posted: 23/07/2015 at 20:03

Not a chance Howard

Spray this bomdweed with a weedkiller comtaining glyphosate.  It will kill any on your ground.

if you are concerned,,spray when you know he is out 

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 17:10

Carol Kleine is a popular tv gardener and presenter.  I think she is popular with the women folk but too gushing for me.  She is often on gardeners world wiccafairy 

Digging in gravel

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 17:06

Nick, unless your soil is heavy or wet I would,remove most of that gravel.  Sure you can't use it elsewhere?

Discussions started by Verdun

Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Last Post: 17/11/2015 at 06:29

Just a suggestion...

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Last Post: 13/11/2015 at 17:37

Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Last Post: 12/11/2015 at 10:18

Drat those chains.....

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Last Post: 07/11/2015 at 09:35

Wot's it all about.....?

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Last Post: 08/11/2015 at 18:32

"Experts" we go again

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Last Post: 20/10/2015 at 23:23

Best late flowering clematis?

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What new plants will you be trying?

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Last Post: 21/10/2015 at 20:07

White foliage?

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Last Post: 16/10/2015 at 19:39

Is this really cruel?

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Last Post: 13/10/2015 at 08:47

Taking life for granted......

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Last Post: 06/10/2015 at 00:11

Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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