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on their side, or vicious dogs that will not take kindly to you wandering into their garden.Fencing is quite hard work, but relatively straightforward. Here are some important points to remember:Make sure the line is straight - you don’t want your fence
off. It's an unbelievably lovely tree/shrub that's not as fussy about growing in wet conditions as many of its cousins. It makes a good thick, informal hedge, which looks beautiful set against stronger colours that contrast its silvery leaves. Shame
cotton on then they might not make it through! And, yes, if you're really peckish you can eat them.
There are some people whose names are so easily connected with what they do that they don't need surnames, such as Madonna, Topol or Rasputin. We all know who they are and that they are, respectively, best known for:i) Making music (and, it must
'.Eryngium giganteum - this one I wrote about in the magazine but just wanted to show you what a fine and handsome corpse this plant makes. Still maintaining its shape long into the winter. It also looks great with grasses.
, the other is to make the best of it and carry on carrying on.Archie has chosen a third option: move to another flat with no garden.
of the dahlia is a copper ring which, designed to deflect slugs and snails. The copper creates a sort of electrical frisson which makes the gastropods shy away and head for the hills.Imagine my distress this morning when I discover my dahlia de-nuded of most
that most schemes are grown with great care and are purely designed to make people happy. That is a principle you cannot knock: who are we to dictate taste to people in their own homes? To misquote and plagiarise Voltaire: I dislike your bizzie
irises.I digress; my favourite roses at the moment are the Hybrid Musk roses. They were mostly bred by the Rev. Joseph Pemberton in the early 20th Century and make great shrubs and small climbers. They are soft coloured, like cowrie pink 'Penelope', clean
on a frosty day is one of the greatest pleasures. The winter is when evergreens come into their own and the frost just makes yews look even better. Hedges seem to be draped with diamonds and the shiny leaves of box glisten. There is not a great deal