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Spring seems to have Sprung.

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having had a quick check around the garden today there are some good signs my Clematis `apple Blossom `is in bud as is the Camellia.Best of all I can see new growth on the `James Grieve` apple tree which I uprooted and moved by about three foot along in this bed in November.This was done as I have a neighbour that complains about any greenery which goes over his side – he has astro-turf not lawn!
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SORRY FOLKS MY PICTURES SEEM TO HAVE COME UP IN THE WRONG ORDER Senior moment I`m afraid. Last two pictures should be first.

I also moved this old Pieris about a month back it looks as if it may survive.Its in front of a Choicya `sundance`.

This is a small Pieris Sarabande which I planted in 2008 , its in front of a very old Pieris.

Last but not least an old faithfull Bergenia which seems to have been around forever, but I like the large leaves for their colour which last through the winter months.

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Your neighbour sounds a right burk!!! What a shame!!

6 Apr, 2010

 

Astro turf !!!! Does he play 5-a-side on it ? Who's that sitting in the bird bath ? lol : o )

6 Apr, 2010

 

Its an improvement on his front garden which is all gravel. He thinks I`m mad at my age messing about with plants all day when I could be in front of the telly.
It`s a Bunny Rabbit(concrete) oh dear did I say concrete I`m getting as bad as the neighbours !! :o)

6 Apr, 2010

 

it weer 17C in uk the other dayso it wuld seem that many plnt will now thinkin it the start of summer- in hte south camelias are in full blooom - it alway strike me funy that the far north you go the more you go back in time at this time of yeer

6 Apr, 2010

 

Weeellllll ----- I suppose your neighbour doesn't have to cut that 'grass', but really! I can't believe it! Gravel and astro-turf? LOL, LOL. Go on - tell - what else is in the 'garden' next door?? Plastic flowers? heehee..

6 Apr, 2010

 

Nothing so grand Spritz - they do have a garden shed though whats in it is anybody`s guess. My body if he finds out I`m talking about him. LOL.

6 Apr, 2010

 

I think people like that have totally 'closed' minds....

6 Apr, 2010

 

You have lovely buds on your clematis and some nice shrubs which I'm glad have syrvived being moved. I had a James Grieve in my old garden. It always had lots of apples every year.

7 Apr, 2010

 

That's a 'special' neightbour you got Stroller...
Spritzhenry,some people do put plastic flowers flowers in their gardens around here.Had a walk yesterday,someone had 2 plastic ivy hanging baskets + a pot with something that looked like plastic roses,ouch!

7 Apr, 2010

 

Begoniafan, I think your right.
Thanks Hywel I forgot to say that the little shrub to the left is a Osmanthus Burkwoodii which I rescued from my sons neighbour who had put it in a skip, am glad to say it looks as if its got some little buds appearing.
I chose the James Grieve because I think it has a lovely shape to it.

7 Apr, 2010

 

They say it takes all kinds but I think your neighbour takes the biscuit, lol. I wonder who he complains to about things the wind brings in or birds drop?

7 Apr, 2010

 

Surprising what people throw away :O

7 Apr, 2010

 

What an amazing man your neighbour is!! I wonder if he was traumatised by a plant in his youth...perhaps he fell in to a patch of stinging nettles and made a decision on that day that plants are terrifying!! I feel he needs some aversion therapy....I suggest that for HIS OWN GOOD...you start sneaking things over the fence and you could go out at night and hammer a planting hole out of his front garden!! Guerilla Gardening...it's very fashionable you know!!

7 Apr, 2010

 

That would be great ! What would he make of it?

7 Apr, 2010

 

Don`t think I could even get that far KS he`s out the minute he thinks someone might be parking in front of his drive.

11 Apr, 2010

 

ha! better not then, we don't want him to die a sudden and painful death!!

11 Apr, 2010

 

...I mean, we don't want to give the poor soul a heart attack, sounds like he's ready to go over the edge!.....I think it might be my father! lol...does he have fierce red curls and a permanent scowl?

11 Apr, 2010

 

My hubby says to sneak next door with a bag of soil and make some nice mounds on his astro turf to look like mole hills.

30 Apr, 2010

 

lol!! That's a fantastic idea!!! Love it!! ha ha ha ha ha ha....!!

1 May, 2010

 

Brilliant, Homebird's hubby. That'd get him going!!!

1 May, 2010

 

Homebird thats the best idea yet. he he he.lol.

2 May, 2010

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