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Enough is enough.

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 18:01

Mike will post again.  However, he knows he is welcome but needs to be considerate sometimes 

Enough is enough.

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 16:36

Oky doky 

Recomendations for golden 3-0 high yew hedge

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 16:34

I grow standishii and Aurea as upright varieties and a couple of mound forming yellows including Coppershine.

the mound formers are pretty quick now...I trim them back annually removing several inches each time.  They are about 3' high and 4 or 5' across.  Coppershine is excellent.  Leaves turn green and white in winter, bright copper/orange in spring (beautifully eye catching)  and yellow in summer.  all will form a hedge.  The mound formers will occupy a wider space but take longer to add height of course....less plants needed 

Yews are virtually indestructible, disease resistant and recover from the harshest of pruning.  

Pink blueberry

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 15:57

I sense it might be sweeter? 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 15:22

Now Edd.  Is that really you or Dan?  

Enough is enough.

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 15:21

I guess its on iplayer.  

Don't think I am over reacting.  Be interesting to see what others think.  I found it offensive 

Pink blueberry

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 15:18

Anyone tasted these pink blueberries?

Enough is enough.

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 13:10

Yes Mark but we all have issues and we all may like the attention but I'm not sure we can afford to take everybody's problems on board. ,

Differently (and of course no connection with this thread at all really)  and far more seriously on Newsnight this week a paedophile was allowed to talk of his love for children aged 4.  Then a dcctor explained why we should understand this person, even sympathise(?)  there will have been other paedophiles watching who perhaps now feel they are justified.  Families too though who have been victims of such people.  Sorry folks...this is deep...but allowing air time to a paedophile has to be wrong 


GardenIng jokes

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 13:01

Busy. Ho ho ho 

Doronicums for early season succession planting

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 12:59

I admired Arum italicum in a friend's garden and was given a piece.  It got too invasive so I removed it.  WilDB I think an early flowering perennial that retains its foliane over summer, like polychroma, creates a full appearance in the garden.  

Gardenjng is all about experIment, trial and error, fun and disappointment.  Perennials allow us to ring the changes so easily.  The past 2 years encouraged me to divide and plant out decent size groups of rudbeckia and they have been superb.  I gave them a new site with good soil.  WildDB my feeling is that if your soil is too dry rudbeckias might not thrive as they could.  Yellow echinaceas, the seed raised Chyenne in particular, could be considered if dry and reasonably sunny ?  Or anthemis Mrs Buxton?

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