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Posted: 11/01/2016 at 16:12

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Posted: 11/01/2016 at 16:11

Nice conclusion to this thread I think 

My first snowdrop :-)

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 15:58

A reminder.....order your snowdrops in the green now 

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Posted: 11/01/2016 at 15:55

Come on folks. ,,, ,at least now I know I am "incontinent" . ,sorry but it IS funny 

for the umpteenth time, my thread was not meant to cause trouble so please accept my honesty in saying that. Neither was it for attention. We all need to stop thinking we KNOW one another here and their reasons for posting too.

I have been pleased with pms of support from folks here.....really, really nice.

so then keep things as they are.  We will ignore any threads that personally offend.  I will think twice before starting a thread.  

look, people will come and go.  If half the membership leave now the forum will refill and continue.  

views on bark chippings

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 13:46

I think Snow is right to say use it thickly.  In your situation artychris I would use large size chips.  Down here the local council provide this quite cheaply

For a border I  prefer mini bark chips as I think they look better.  I used several bags in November.......bit of a deal cover two ornamental re designed areas.  

My experience is that it will last up to 5 years


Posted: 11/01/2016 at 12:33

Nice to see Leicester still doing well.  And aren't they playing good stuff?  A work ethic and determination to win as well as a great manager.  

Holly Horror

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 12:31

Better to dig in plenty of compost Garden Girl.  Lift your holly and put it to one side.  Dig in plenty of organic matter, mix it well with your soil, and do this over an area wider   than your new planting hole.  Add organic fertiliser.  Water well.....i would re plant at slightly lower than your soil level to allow for a moat of water to collect.  Mulch thickly.

I would not put it in a container Garden Girl 

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Posted: 11/01/2016 at 12:17

Sorry....morning Frank 

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Posted: 11/01/2016 at 12:15

Interesting thread Tetley.  important too

it will come as no surprise that texting for me is often problematic.....texting anything often comes out wrong.  face to face is usually fine.

how are we to know what we can say?  

I joined only as a garden forum. we could keep it as such ...? 

I have started threads like the birthday one (for linking us) and the joke one (just for the fun) ...the former seems popular; the latter has perished.

the "worries" thread is essential isn't  it? Some don't seem to like it but most of us do I think

Religion and politics is a no go then?  But why?  Can't we express views without nastiness?   If not we can decide here to exclude them.  

threads that provoke but not in a nasty way....are these wanted?  If we post only safe uncontroversial stuff is that what we really want?  How boring would that be?  

Not all threads are inclusive.....the chats over virtual coffee, the clamour for Poldark, etc  are not for me but I can pass over them....but this is no reason to exclude them

Dsvid's post about his family's ordeal with cancer puts everything else into perspective.  This too is an important ingredient here even though it is of serious concern.

As grown ups here we can decide what sort of forum we want.  My view is we keep everything in as long as lawful and decent.  for me too, to post with more awareness and tact

imteresting to read what others want and don't want from the forum . We can then respect and abide by the conclusions. 


Holly Horror

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 11:44

Land Girl, my first thought was that your holly is...or was....lacking water.  Sandy soil is not ideal for hollies in my opinion.

leaf symptoms would still show from last summer so despite recent rains your holly may well have suffered shortage of water. 

I wonder too if the roots on your standard holly were teased out at planting time...? Again, involving water,,but if those roots have not ventured out enough your plant will dry out and leaves curl 

i would water well in early apring and apply a thick mulch.  Keep it watered during dry spells.

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