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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Garrya worth saving?

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:12

I would also cut right down. It will never look great again at that height. If it was mine I would clear the bed completely and think of a new scheme. Looks like a lovely opportunity by your front gate to wow when you arrive home. Give the edge a sharp definition. Plant some spring bulbs, a couple of choice shrubs and some summer flowering perennials. Mulch for effect. Goforit.

Snow Damage to Californian Lilac

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:06

I don't find them particularly long lived, and almost all of mine have died on me over time. Time to consider replacing it? 

Laurel vs Photinia red robin

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:02

Also my photinias are gradually giving up on me, while laurel goes from strength to.....

Laurel vs Photinia red robin

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:01

Laura for me too of these two, but as Verd. says have a look at some others before you decide.

If you trim a laural hedge, prune each branch individually to a leaf joint. Long-winded, but a hedge trimmer, though quick, will leave lots of half cut leaves which will go brown and look dreadful. Same for Photinia too probably.


Posted: 20/01/2015 at 08:36

Since MD took over I now watch GW on iplayer, watch the opening segment and decide which parts I will concentrate upon, ignoring the rest. 

I do admit to being very old and addled however, so GW and MD must be brilliant.



Posted: 20/01/2015 at 08:30

G.Morning everyone. Frosty here, but we are in a frost pocket anyway so that's not a surprise. Most of village is on hill above me and they very kindly let me have all their minuses.

Venice was wonderful. Everything was perfect.

Garden progress continues. Yesterday good neighbour removed an eleagnus that was growing over my fence into my garden with just the trunk in his. There is nothing of benefit under where it was so will clear it all out and start again with new shrubs. Gradually working round clearing, pruning back , moving around and replanting. Trying to maintain a balance between design and lower maintenance for the future.

Have a good one everyone/


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 21:17

I have voted for Toby B. before as long as Alice Fowler is not part of the package. She's far too young to be able to tell us oldies how to do it!! Carol will suffice.


Posted: 12/01/2015 at 19:42
Agreed Pats. Good on GQT.

Bosch Rotak 36 Lawnmower

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 12:10

Some mowers cut long/wet grass better if pulled backwards.


Posted: 12/01/2015 at 12:08

Well done Verd.. I had a similar experience when I had a 24 hour ticket and the lazy warden failed to read which day it ran out. I still had 23 hours to go when he issued his ticket. He thought it was an hour overdue. I challenged successfully. 

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Need help in putting together a quiz which is a bit challenging and fun too 
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They are much better microwaved for about 3 mins., turned over, mw for 3 more mins. Lot less bother than boiling . Keep flavour and scrunch. 
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