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Re: Gardening, flowers and veggies: 2013

Postby pbear » Feb 17th, 2013, 5:54 pm

Maybe you can get together and put up a fence for privacy and then you can line it with dogwoods, ninebarks, and cranberry bushes. Birds love them!
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Re: Gardening, flowers and veggies: 2013

Postby Queen K » Feb 17th, 2013, 5:57 pm

If like to see him put up a privacy fence on his side, as it would only be lining the chainlink that is already on my side. After those trees are gone I'll start amending the soil and adding climbing vines to cover the chainlink. Right now those trees steal all the water. I did have success growing sunflowers against that side, but they are smallish.
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Re: Gardening, flowers and veggies: 2013

Postby pbear » Feb 17th, 2013, 6:03 pm

We have Virginia Creeper on our chain link at the back. It is very aggressive and somewhat prone to white fly, but if you keep it lopped back it fills in thickly and has a beautiful red fall colour. It tends to seed all over the yard (did I mention aggressive?) so I'm sure I'll have some starters this spring if you want them.
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Re: Gardening, flowers and veggies: 2013

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 17th, 2013, 6:10 pm

Queenie, this is what we installed in our chainlink,

We like these alot.
Any colour you desire
Got ours through Lynx Brand, special order.
Very easy to install, just weave.

Privacy Slats
http://www.afencecompany.com/OptionLock ... e-slat.jpg

The self locking ones work way better than the ones that have the bottom lock rail

We have both..
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Re: Gardening, flowers and veggies: 2013

Postby Queen K » Feb 17th, 2013, 7:30 pm

No thank you re Virgina Creeper pbear.

I'll wait and see what the neighbour really does just yet.
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Re: Gardening, flowers and veggies: 2013

Postby Lady tehMa » Feb 18th, 2013, 12:15 pm

Clematis might do well over there, or honeysuckle - glad to hear the cedars are coming down! :discodance:
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Re: Gardening, flowers and veggies: 2013

Postby Glacier » Feb 18th, 2013, 12:19 pm

Are you ladies talking about STDs again, and are these things you should be marketing through Castanet? Please keep the Clematis and the Virgina Creeper over there, thank you very much.
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Re: Gardening, flowers and veggies: 2013

Postby grammafreddy » Feb 18th, 2013, 1:04 pm

Am thinking about planting Trumpet Vine along my back fence ...

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Re: Gardening, flowers and veggies: 2013

Postby WeatherWoman » Feb 18th, 2013, 3:54 pm

Garlic has come up in our garden!
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Re: Gardening, flowers and veggies: 2013

Postby Queen K » Feb 18th, 2013, 4:07 pm

Ours too.

And WHO ordered the frakking snow right now? :purefury:
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Re: Gardening, flowers and veggies: 2013

Postby Lady tehMa » Feb 19th, 2013, 7:22 am

I know >.<

I'm all set for spring, don't need any of this winter bs . . .
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Re: Gardening, flowers and veggies: 2013

Postby grammafreddy » Feb 19th, 2013, 9:24 am

I didn't get snow yesterday but I got up to an inch of it this morning and its still snowing. Bummer.

The good news is that it is melting already and the best news is that Daylight Savings Time starts on March 10. YAY!
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Re: Gardening, flowers and veggies: 2013

Postby Lady tehMa » Feb 19th, 2013, 9:29 am

we still have a skiff of snow here. I'm glad I was able to clean up in the garden this weekend before it hit. I hadn't a chance to get to it in the fall, so I had tomato plants, sunflowers, bean & pea vines and such all brown and withered to clear out. Filled my green bin. :sunshine:

I'm not a fan of daylight savings >.> Messes with my body clock for weeks. Leave me on one or the other, but quit making me change twice a year!

In other news, when I was clearing out the garden I found a pea plant had sprouted, a volunteer from the vines I'd left up. I wonder how it has fared . . . guess I'll see.
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Re: Gardening, flowers and veggies: 2013

Postby grammafreddy » Feb 19th, 2013, 9:35 am

Awww, am sorry the change of clocks messes with you, Lady. I live for those longer evening hours and start getting crabby when I have to change the clock in the fall.

When I lived in Dawson Creek 34 years ago, some businesses in the town changed their clock to DST, some didn't and some split the difference. If you went to town early in the morning or later in the day, you had to phone ahead to see what clock they were on :D What a pain that was!
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Re: Gardening, flowers and veggies: 2013

Postby normaM » Feb 19th, 2013, 10:10 am

do we change soon? It only snowed because I had my winter tires removed yesterday.
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