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  • 4thPanda wrote (see)

    Noodle, Hartley posted a link to his(?) photo bucket account where two pics can be seen image

     

    4thPanda wrote (see)

    Noodle, Hartley posted a link to his(?) photo bucket account where two pics can be seen image

     

    Her actaully - Hartley is the rabbit image

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Sorry Hartley. . took a punt and got it wrong image Still love your boat though image

  • 4thPanda wrote (see)

    Love the boat Hartley image Am allowed boat envy? image

    Thank you image She's a bit of a project like the house and  garden but is useable. And with the 75 hp engine on back she flies!

  • st ephiest ephie Posts: 11
    hartleyhare wrote (see)
    4thPanda wrote (see)

    Love the boat Hartley image Am allowed boat envy? image

    Thank you image She's a bit of a project like the house and  garden but is useable. And with the 75 hp engine on back she flies!

     

    A boat that flies?  Is that like those planes that float on water?

     

  • st ephie wrote (see)
    A boat that flies?  Is that like those planes that float on water?
    LOL! She feels like she's flying as the bow comes up out of the water when she's up on plane cruising along at 35-40mph ( for some odd reason her speedo says mph and not knots).

     

     

  • Harleyhare I garden on a slope and the plant that has kept the bank in place during the deluges is Cotoneaster dammeri. It is an evergreen ground cover that has tiny star flowers that bees love and bright red berries that birds take. It is easy to  chop about it truly low maintenance and secures soil. frogs shelter under ours year round.

    not exciting or exotic but gets the job done - bit like me really. : )

  • Marinelilium wrote (see)

    Harleyhare I garden on a slope and the plant that has kept the bank in place during the deluges is Cotoneaster dammeri. It is an evergreen ground cover that has tiny star flowers that bees love and bright red berries that birds take. It is easy to  chop about it truly low maintenance and secures soil. frogs shelter under ours year round.

    not exciting or exotic but gets the job done - bit like me really. : )

    Ooh, thank you, I'll have a look around the garden centres or online for it. How big does it spread? I might need more than one.

    I'm not exciting or exotic either although I'm not sure I always get the job done - depends on the job

  • image Talking of exotics Harleyhare, the ground cover cotoneaster is brilliant for wedging seasonal containers in between the woody branches. Even top heavy plantings manage to stay upright on breezy days.

    They spread a good metre and keep weeds at bay Too. So exotic pots and functional soil retention could be 'job done'. 

  • Oops I meant Hartleyhare... Harleyhare is a bunny on a bike! image

  • Cultiv8Cultiv8 Posts: 9

    How about using gabion blocks to act as retaining walls?  Strong mesh "boxes" filled with stone/rubble not only will look attractive but are a relatively cheap solution.

    It sounds like you have some rubble already which could be retrieved and used to fill the gabion.

    I'm intending to use this solution to part terrace my sloping garden this summer.

     

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