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Posted: 07/01/2016 at 16:23

Colder but sunny day......quite pleasant in fact . Cut grass, again, but I have a feeling it will grow far less with the colder days on their way 

Alternatives to Buxus hedge?

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 16:17

Bear in mind the required hedge height is less than 30 cm folks 


Posted: 07/01/2016 at 13:43

WW, don't let the blighters get to you. 

clearly you have to sort a few issues least the roof will be sorted.....but I'm sure you will resolve them 

it's a depressing time of the year too.....thngs always seem worse. 

Dead Lawn

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 13:15

Howard,,nematodes will not be effective at this time of year.  You are unlikely to obtain them until the spring anyway 

Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 13:13

Oh yes Charlie. no problem.

when trained on a wall pyracantha tends to fruit better that's all.  

Root Trainers

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 13:10

I have experimented with root trainers and tall pots for sweet peas and hellebores.  I found no difference at all.  Repotting was far better...i.e. Not allowing plants to become root-bound.  

There is a tendency to leave plants in root training pots thinking they will be fine  for longer without planting out.  Why is it deemed better to use taller but narrower root trainers instead of growing on into 1 litre pots? Plants in the latter, for me, are much better 

Alternatives to Buxus hedge?

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 17:57

Love yew but for such a low hedge???

Alternatives to Buxus hedge?

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 17:35

Me too.  Baggesons gold is superb.  Unique colour.  

Euonymous microphylla is nice. 

I have lavendar edging my veg patch.......looks good now but wonderful in summer 

David Austin Roses, are they worth it?

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 17:32

Interesting pansy........I have heard befor that David Austin customer service is not the best. My own experience is an example.  

My first snowdrop :-)

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 17:20

Few here too.

friend phoned today asking for advice about snowdrops.  She intended buying bulbs/corms.  I advised her to wait and buy in the I will myself.  But, have you seen the price of some of these bulbs?  Need to remortgage to buy some of them 

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17 degrees in a couple of days

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As if the day couldn't get any better.........

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Tonight DIY... gt Ormond St Hospital

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Not a Michael Buble fan really.... 
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Those blowsy, shapeless things.....

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