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Lloyd



Joined: 24 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 05 10:53 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

my mare killed my London Pride by emptying her bladder over it, in the drive.

mrsnesbitt



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 1574

PostPosted: Sat May 28, 05 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

well I have been out and noticed that the drive is made up of concrete slabs...there are 7 in all so each day I will do one section length of the wall. By the end of the week I will show you the improvement.


Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 7618
Location: France
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 05 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mrsnesbitt wrote:
here's some more pics......how is the best way to get rid of the grass?
D


Wee on it??? Sorry to sound vulgar but it works

Beautiful wall BTW

monkey1973



Joined: 17 Jan 2005
Posts: 683
Location: Bonnie scotland
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 05 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nettie wrote:
Last year i got a low growing scabious from B&Q which hasn't stopped flowering since


I'm with Nettie on the scabious, we bought a couple of plants two years ago and they had an extraordinary long flowering time.

mrsnesbitt



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 1574

PostPosted: Sun May 29, 05 4:50 pm    Post subject: Today's progress!!! Reply with quote    

Am well chuffed....only another 6 to go!

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 05 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well done, that woman. I'll post a photo of our campanula in the next day or so. If you'd like some PM me and I'll try to work out a way of posting some to you.

mrsnesbitt



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 1574

PostPosted: Sun May 29, 05 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Sean....have PM'd you.
The Ivy is quite prominent so did most of the clearing by hand as I didn't want to kill it.

Am really excited now!

D

nettie



Joined: 02 Dec 2004
Posts: 5886
Location: Suffolk
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 05 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Looking good Mrs N! You've done a lot of work there

mrsnesbitt



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 1574

PostPosted: Sun May 29, 05 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cheers nettie! What started as a negative day turned well round! We were hanging around waiting for pals to make decisions about going out on motorbike..............in the end we stayed home and i took 3 toyota pick up loads to tip! Mind you good choice..chaps there all helped to unload pick up.............other guys there were left to unpack on their own! Imust have looked like I was weak!!!

Anyhow....hubs busy cutting down hedges and the likes. Tomorrow out again.oh and we have some starlingsbuilding a nest in an airbrick so we have some company!

somerset lad



Joined: 10 Nov 2004
Posts: 6
Location: taunton
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 05 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well done Mrs. N. how much further to go?

mrsnesbitt



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 1574

PostPosted: Mon May 30, 05 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hiya SL did another section today, put some round up on next section. Am really enjoying it. Hubs doing hedges....took 5 pick up fulls of rubbish to tip!!!

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24560
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 05 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Denise, m'dear: if there's a sunny bit, you can plant houseleeks (Sempervivum) into the face of the wall. Really beautiful with evergreen rosettes in a range of colours: green, grey/lavender, maroon, red&green... and then they have shoots of yellow, pink or white star flowers in summer. Big faves of mine, they take almost no work and look great. Particular favourites are: 'Sir William Lawrence' pale green with red tips, small globby rosettes; 'Engels' grey/lavender and softly hairy; 'Spring Mist' sagey green with a blush. Having said that, there are about 400 cvs, so lots to choose from! If you want to know more, mail me, poppet.

mrsnesbitt



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 1574

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 05 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Nat, have pm'd you.
Really want colour all year round. Any suggestions?

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44159
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 05 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

somerset lad wrote:
Well done Mrs. N. how much further to go?


Wotcha SL, glad to see you here, hope you're well

mrsnesbitt



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 1574

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 05 5:34 pm    Post subject: ONLY 3 more sections to go!!! Reply with quote    

Wow worked at the other end today and clipped the ivy which was trailing on the ground. Only 3 more to go now. There is a metal fence directly behind the wall. It belongs to the field on the other side, ie a few horses pop their heads over.so I was wondering if sweet peas would be suitable right at the back of our wall? ie they would grow up the fence...any suggestions/thoughts? Will post some pics at the end of the week.

D

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