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Hellooo...........................remember me? :o)


By mandym


Hi everyone, remember me? Well if you don’t it’s because I’ve not been able to partake of the garden (Dr’s orders) for over a year, but have now got the all clear and can get back into it full time. I have of course been following you all closely (and a little enviously) and have enjoyed seeing you beautiful gardens grow. The husband has done a good job of keeping ours tidy but there have been no changes, other than some plants are a bit bigger.

But, I’ve got big plans for this year and am looking forward to sharing them with you, if you’ll allow me. I’ll be seeking advice and inspiration and I know I’ll find it here.

Thanks for your indulgence x

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Hi Mandym..
welcome back :o)

26 Mar, 2013


Welcome back from me too..glad to hear you are raring to go again :o)

26 Mar, 2013


And from me.......all we need now is the weather to be kind to us

26 Mar, 2013


Hi. Nice to see you back !
Sorry you haven't been well but glad to know you're on the mend now :o)
Good luck with your plans ...

26 Mar, 2013


Hi mandym, Welcome Back to GOY, Ive been looking at your Pics, gorgeous garden, I hope your feeling well enough to get stuck in :)))

26 Mar, 2013


Thank you all for your welcome back, I am raring to go, if only it would stop snowing!

27 Mar, 2013


Enjoy your gardening and your time with us on Goy.

9 Apr, 2013


Yes, enjoy Mandy! It's lovely to have you back! Tell us all about your plans soon. I have a very overlooked garden too (six houses back on to my garden) so that is an area I would love to share tips on. My favourite fast-growing evergreen is cotoneaster exburiensis, or salicifolius, and of course, bamboo, but I have also found buddleia, lavatera and Sambucus very useful, not to mention the eucalyptus which gets cut back every year! Like you, I've made good use of betulas, and cytisus battandieri (pineapple broom)is also great as a large standard (I have four of those now). I hope this gives you some ideas for your screening :D but let me know what you use as well please!

16 Apr, 2013


Thanks, Karen. I need screening more than ever now, our houses are built on old farm land and part of the deeds state that houses with established hedges are supposed to keep them. Two house back onto ours and both have large hedges which along with the fence act as good screens. Unfortunately, the new occupiers of one of the houses has ignored the deeds and has had the hedge taken out! Not only is that left part of our garden very exposed, it is a dreadful blow to all the birds that usually nest in it. I coud have cried when I went into the garden and could see straight through into their garden. I think I'm going to look closely at your plants and steal a few of your ideas (not cotoneaster though, I hate it) x

16 Apr, 2013


Hi Mandy ..

GoYpedia Screening and Privacy ideas might help.
Click on S at the base of the page ..

16 Apr, 2013


Thanks TT, will do. :o)

16 Apr, 2013


Hope you find some good ideas Mandy! I can understand your distress!

16 Apr, 2013

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