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Posted: 21/02/2014 at 08:03

Duncan 

I sympathise.  Your neighbours, unfortunately, are like many others.  essentially they are bullies.......

Fencing seems the solution......or can you build a wall there?  Plants need attemtion etc and it might be more practical to concentrate on fence or wall

Good luck Duncan  

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 07:52

His clueless

Here in Cornwall I don't think we need help re gardens etc.   Down here the situation in Somerset has caught the imagination.  We are helping with boxes of pasties and donations.

Re the forum, seeds aren't really something I do but cuttings yes.  However, I think we need to be sensible, practical and realistic.  Affected gardens won't reveal losses until the spring.  People need to say what plants they then need.  During the summer, even the autumn, we can provide plant material direct to individual posters.  Rooted cuttings, for example, can be posted cheaply.  Lorry loads of plants sounds like overkill.  This is the way I am happy to help 

First Spring Flowers

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 23:58

Have a beautiful white camelia in flower now.  Slightly more tender in colder areas but in my neutral soil it thrives beautifully.  Many wallflowers are out now and stocks have been flowering since autumn.  Although I don't have too many large clumps I have numerous small groups of snowdrops all over the garden.  

(I sense a cold spell on its way.....maybe not too bad here....that will hit all these blooms)

Plants for new border

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 21:22

My feeling too busy bee.  But we only really learn the hard ....and expensive.....way, don't we?

Everything I plant now is considered carefully for position, soil, aspect etc.  Plenty of compost, etc. accompanies every plant.  Plants then ....usually....respond with better growth, flowers and health.  

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 21:17

Hiya Berghill......makes a big difference and many of the latest varieties do "upward" look.  Got a few of those myself. And the newest yellows are now very good. 

Small tree stump in ground

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 21:14

I would have a go and try to dig it out.  I've never been beaten yet in my efforts to remove stumps, roots etc. so dig around and under as far as you can.  Dig and cut with saw or secateurs and pull all and any roots you see.  I doubt if it will be as hard as you think once you make a start.  

Leaving it there, planting around it, etc. will just leave you frustrated forever.  Very satisfying when you do get it out.

Good luck Rich

conflicting answers

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 21:08

Hiya Duncan and welcome

Berberis Darwinii is a prickly tough evergreen that grows pretty fast and tolerates difficult situations.  It has orange flowers in spring that are real eye catchers.  Mahonia is another prickly evergreen with yellow flowers in mid winter.  

However, I think pyracantha might well be your best bet.  You can get different varieties ....red berries, orange berries or yellow berries.  It might not flower there if its as shady as it sounds but will still produce an effective evergreen deterrent

I guess your neighbours won't listen to reason?  

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 20:45

Addictive private-party?  I have some 40, 50 or more.....really don't know now.....hellebores all different. Doubles, singles, almost purple foliage varieties.  I have called a (temporary) halt this year to buying any more.  Love em all.   And what better in the garden now?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 20:38

Bill, that's very sad.  We are all thinking of you.  

We are all here for you as friends, sympathisers and listeners so please make use of us if you need to.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 19:34

Dove, dove, dove.  There were only  40 made!!  If I gave you one I'd have one less for me.   Maths, see, is something I'm good at!  

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