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Independence Day?

Posted: Yesterday at 23:37



Seems the Brits live in cloud cuckoo land, as has recently been pointed out.  They want to cherry pick what's best for them.  You can't have your cake and eat it too.

Immigration is an issue, but it's not exactly the big issue.  Under Brexit we could even end up with an immigration rise.  All this data was freely available pre-referendum. 

Independence Day?

Posted: Yesterday at 13:26

Which pretty much leaves only one decent and honest man standing, and I'm not referring to any of the Tory candidates.  The back stabbing and skulduggery continues. British public meanwhile are left totally shafted.  Pathetic.

Last edited: 30 June 2016 13:26:52

Thyme lawn

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 09:30


I've an area about 10ft square that borders a yew hedge (young).

We are thinking about filling in the bare earth with thyme or something low growing and spreading that isn't grass around pavers and small patio area.

In time, the yew will cast shade.  But I'd be happy to swap out for ajuga or something else if it can cope.

What's the most economic way to do this?

Any other low growing carpets that you'd recommend?  Could mix and match.

Referendum, Doesn't it make you spit!!

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 12:33

That 'seer' Nick Clegg, wrote this a little late:


The ship sails adrift with no captain and just the rats and squalor left on board.

Can anyone please help with naming this plant?

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 14:31

Useful seeing them side by side.

These would make a great addition to the garden.

How long do they live?

Do they seed and multiply?

Are they edible?

Are they as hardy as the perennial wallflowers?

Any growing advice?


Last edited: 23 June 2016 14:32:26

Can anyone please help with naming this plant?

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 18:47

A close up of foliage and flowers would help (I keep failing with my idents!).

Can anyone please help with naming this plant?

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 14:25

Perennial wallflower?

Rounding up the slugs

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 11:56

Bloody Spanish slugs, coming over here, eating all our plants and doggy doo doo.. ;)


I placed a cucumber plant out for its first night, only to find the slugs had eaten through the main stem by the morning.  Even the plants slugs aren't supposed to like, get eaten here.

Last edited: 20 June 2016 11:58:16

Rounding up the slugs

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 11:21

Not all slugs are bad:


I need to remember this.


Posted: 19/06/2016 at 23:40

You can always make a private space away from the hedge as it grows.  You could use trellis, build a simple pergola, or just place strategically some plants in pots - bamboo, buddleia, cherry laurel etc.

I planted three small fruit trees and now in their second spring after planting out they are quite tall (on semi-vigorous root stock approx 15ft when grown).  So fruit in pots may well do.

Last edited: 19 June 2016 23:41:16

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