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Choosing Acers

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 10:12

I'm considering purchasing an Acer at the moment.  I'm looking at Acer Palmatum Katsura, does anyone have any experience of growing this particular variety.  It would be in a sheltered spot and in light shade for most of the day.

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 19:00

Fairy, I remember mum having one of those, yuk.


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 18:52

Hi all, it's taken ages to catch up and I've only been missing a day.  Hope you're OK Panda.

I've just ordered a load of organic manure from your compost supplier Bekkie, was a v.good price.  I once used manure from a stable, never again.  They drove up and dropped it on the drive, the neighbours didn't speak to me for months.  It was vile.

Re my gardening budget, I usually work out what I think I will spend, multiply it by 2 and allow a 100% contingency slush fund.  I'll probably still break it.

Can't remember who it was but someone was worried about a school being built behind them.  I used to live two door from a senior school and never had a problem apart from parking.  However, it did go downhill and when I came home unexpectedly and found a load of students eating fish and chips in my porch I decided it was time to move.  I now, once again, live in between two schools and have no problems at all.

Hope everyone has a good evening, I'm off to look around.

Laurel - uses

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 15:08

I use the spotted one under conifers to brighten up the end of the garden. It doesnt seem to mind the dry shady conditions.


Posted: 18/01/2015 at 15:05

Hi gardenlady, Most lillies like slightly acidic soils but I grow mine in neutral soil and they do fine.  I'm no expert but I think that they like good soil so I'd add some organic compost when you plant them.


Posted: 18/01/2015 at 14:55

Understand that wildlife occasionally need to be culled in a humane way but I really don't like the idea of people enjoying the process and calling it sport.

Dull and miserable here, had some sun earlier but to gone now.  Still keeping my cold to myself so haven't been to visit mum, friends or family.  On Nanna duty tomorrow but as they game me the cold that's OK.

Have spent far too much time deciding how much money I'm going to be spending on the garden this year and planning what I would like to do.  If I won the lottery I'd definitely disappear for the whole of January somewhere sunny and tropical. 

Room 101

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 14:36

Lynn, most nights my hubby would be there to keep him company, especially last night. 

Charlie, Ive tried the pillow, I find the best way is to kick him on the shins hard.  He either wakes up (I pretend to be asleep) or he turns over and stops snoring


Posted: 17/01/2015 at 12:15

Lovely blue skies here.  Haven't ventured out as my cold is lousy at the moment so staying in my jim jams, watching gardening progs.  Just watched revival shows on knot gardens and the one on irises.  Would love to dig up the front garden, think a knot garden would look great in front of my victorian house.

Have the mag to browse through later, plenty of tissues and strepsils so should be OK for the rest of the day.

Hope everyone has a good day.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 12:00

Lily P, so sorry to hear your very sad news, hugs from me and mine.

Matty, glad the worst is over, stay well and hope your recovery is speedy.

Room 101

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 17:31

The man with the loud voice that advertises safestyle windows. You know the one - you buy one, you get one free.

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