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Invicta
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Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:12 pm

We are always fighting the Ivy from next door Bee. Their once beautiful garden ( previous owners ) was magnificent but these much younger people have just let it go, can hardly be bothered to cut the grass even. :evil:
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Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:01 pm

We're exactly the same Ken. Our back boundary is with 3 neighbours none of whom had been willing to share the cost of the new fence we had done 4 years ago but nor do they cut back the ivy. The weight of ivy from one neighbour's garden which is 8 feet lower than ours has snapped a concrete post which is why we've taken it down. We were more concerned for the safety of their 3 kids than they were!
Scottish Power have agreed to replace the fence and to clear the boundary we share but we're still waiting to hear from Abbeyfield nursing home about the (longest) boundary we share with them. Their gardeners actually dump their rubbish up against our fence!!!
OK Moan over :oops:
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Ernie Jackson. (Bunty)
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Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:25 pm

We have lived in may, many houses and have never, ever had a bad neighbour.

But, then again, they never had a bad neighbour either. :oops:
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Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:58 pm

We've only had one bad(crank) neighbour in many houses too Ernie. Both next door neighbours are lovely people but on one side 3 little kids keep them from giving their garden the attention it needs. The other neighbour, Abbeyfield nursing home is in big grounds. Half of our L shaped garden sticks out into their land so we have 3 boundaries with them. Had a phone call from them earlier and they're sorting things out. I think their gardeners are just lazy.
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Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:53 am

Jet washing the patio this morning. The pigeons have finally eaten and crapped all the cherry stones out off our neighbours overhanging tree. K
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Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:58 am

Ken!! :lol: :lol: :lol: So not the cherry on the cake you hoped for!! :wink:

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Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:13 am

Kept a few to go with the pigeon pie Loretta :evil: K
I used the old cardboard box trick to catch them :wink:
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Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:29 pm

Our conservatory is now officially a greenhouse with a sofa in it.

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Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:03 pm

Careful those Toms don't get cooked today, Cus 8) K
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Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:23 pm

Keeping them well watered Ken. :D


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Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:29 pm

31C in the shade here Keith our outdoor Toms doing very well ( so far ) :D Ken
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Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:59 pm

Well done cus.
We've harvested our first batch of radishes,
Rocket and little gems.
Got about 70 apples on the tree this year, last year we had just 1.


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Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:43 pm

Funny comment on a fb page I am on.

It’s that time of year again for the flies to start using my kitchen as a brothel and to start bathing in my glass of red wine. Are there any plants I could use as a repellent in the kitchen? I’ve tried mint but it’s useless. I caught them making love on it.

Made me chuckle.
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Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:25 pm

Citronella and or Lavender for your fb friend Keith,, especially lavender to repell mosquitos , I didn,t know till a couple of years aga that the black spots on my windowledge was fly poo :shock:


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Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:35 pm

Flying ants are imminent, started down here. :shock: K
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Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:37 pm

Bonesy wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:43 pm
Funny comment on a fb page I am on.

It’s that time of year again for the flies to start using my kitchen as a brothel and to start bathing in my glass of red wine. Are there any plants I could use as a repellent in the kitchen? I’ve tried mint but it’s useless. I caught them making love on it.

Made me chuckle.
Gives the wine a little body :roll: K
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Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:07 pm

Those intruders sound gross!! Do you think window screens would help like they have over here?
My Impatiens/Busy Lizzies are doing Great this year - I love them because they flower continuously all summer until the first frost!!!

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Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:32 pm

Invicta wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:35 pm
Flying ants are imminent, started down here. :shock: K
Here yesterday but the skies here full of Swallows and Housemartins Hoovering the all up high up on the wing for about 2 hrs outside our Kitchen Window like Spitfires in the sky.
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Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:08 am

Patricia your window cill looks beautiful.
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Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:52 am

Bee - Thank you for your lovely comment!! :D While living in Germany for 18 months most houses had window boxes in fact
one of the conditions on renting our apartment was that we were required to water the Geraniums in our window boxes. :D
I decided then, that whenever I had my own home that window boxes were going to be a requirement - and Dear Lew had no
problem making and installing them for me - God Bless Him!!!! x
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Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:57 am

Really like this Link, there are so many lovely photos being posted and it is neat to learn about "Tips" to enhancing your own garden. :D
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Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:40 pm

As a relative learner I am really motivated by Bonesy but maybe next season. It will have to be outside as I have no conservatory and the greenhouse is too hot.

My first spud project will be great if the crop is as good as that on top.

Patricia. Your impatience are outstanding. I hoped to move to them for bedding this year but my experiment to over winter bedding begonias was a huge success so you will see here that there is no room left for any other bedding.






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Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:59 pm

Great stuff with the "greenservatory" Keithos; must be hotter than Greece in there today. I hated my dad's greenhouse as the tomato plants always smelled like cat pee to me... that must be the reason I don't eat them.

Ernie Harry (my resident tomato specialist :D) suggests you use greenhouse shading; either paint on stuff like this;
https://www.greenhousesensation.co.uk/g ... 0-ml.html/
or mesh stuff like these
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=greenhouse ... fcstotxm_e
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:37 am

Bee. Your advice has prompted me to check out various greenhouse screening and I will probably go for the roller blinds. Of course, now I have decided, the weather has changed and as well as wind and rain the temperature has dropped 17 degrees.
My keenness has blunted accordingly.

I have spent fortunes on plants over the years and am just learning that taking seeds and cuttings is a very interesting pastime.

My lupins are full of seeds and I have already arranged some swops to get more colours next year.. Cuttings from my favourite clematis are already done.

It makes me wonder if we could arrange a seed swopping system on the site??
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Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:24 am

WOW Ernie...……… seed swopping...… no stopping you now :D :D
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Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:24 am

Swap Shop for seeds; great idea Ernie
Hiya Elaine; nice to see you in here, have you any pics to share?
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Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:52 am

Sorry Bee, my garden is a mess at the moment. My son is coming tomorrow to help me put it back in order. The only thing I have managed is to varnish my deck at the back of the house. I have not planted anything this year. However, I have really enjoyed this thread, some beautiful gardens. What a great idea this thread was. I try to look in each day as it always cheers me up. Keep up the good work folks :D
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