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21/01/2014 at 09:59
/www.dropbox.com/s/5ug1n95amqvztyr/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2011%2057.jpg
Back garden, the damp border is along the back fence, currently filled with empty pots and no plants, and the tiny gap for 'something' is against the newer fence at the side.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uue84rxiwjuiv0s/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2012%2010.jpg
Tiny something gap

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sgq5l5b92kr7fyg/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2012%2035.jpg
Pointless damp border pic

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0jkshtm93yot35c/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2012%2049.jpg
Ugly oil tank that desperately needs camouflaged!

Mysterious unkillable plant, anyone know what it is?
ww.dropbox.com/s/m6c490phmbop0ua/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2013%2010.jpg
21/01/2014 at 10:00

Hi loganberry. As others have said, damp and shady is not a problem, you can grow many beautiful plants already mentioned, many of which are nicer than plants for full sun on a drier soil.

I think many new gardeners regard shade, damp or dry as a difficult problem, but with a bit of research the possibilties are endless and beautiful.

21/01/2014 at 10:06
Front garden... I missed an acer, there are 5 not 4!
I plan to make a new border along the fence side, might even do it right round?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bizuxlxd0a3drcd/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2013%2029.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6bgwjsvqd54s25m/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2013%2040.jpg

www.dropbox.com/s/p8xmdqg3kzw0rb8/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2013%2047.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/01f6vyy4igvn8ub/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2013%2054.jpg

s://www.dropbox.com/s/k04v8lhe2stwttb/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2031%2017.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cr1v7tv0idahczs/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2031%2024.jpg
21/01/2014 at 10:07

cant see the pics . but the oil tank you could box it off or two sides  with trellis and put climbers on

21/01/2014 at 10:11

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cr1v7tv0idahczs/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2031%2024.jpg

 

AGHGHGHGH why wont they work? i cant access my dropbox from work pc so had to copy and paste the links via my phone... can anyone help?

21/01/2014 at 10:11

did that work?

21/01/2014 at 10:34
21/01/2014 at 10:35

yay? that one looks like it worked?

21/01/2014 at 10:37
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5ug1n95amqvztyr/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2011%2057.jpg
Back garden, the damp border is along the back fence, currently filled with empty pots and no plants, and the tiny gap for 'something' is against the newer fence at the side.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uue84rxiwjuiv0s/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2012%2010.jpg
Tiny something gap

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sgq5l5b92kr7fyg/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2012%2035.jpg
Pointless damp border pic

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0jkshtm93yot35c/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2012%2049.jpg
Ugly oil tank that desperately needs camouflaged!

Mysterious unkillable plant, anyone know what it is?
https://www.dropbox.com/s/m6c490phmbop0ua/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2013%2010.jpg   Front garden... I missed an acer, there are 5 not 4!
I plan to make a new border along the fence side, might even do it right round?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bizuxlxd0a3drcd/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2013%2029.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6bgwjsvqd54s25m/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2013%2040.jpg

www.dropbox.com/s/p8xmdqg3kzw0rb8/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2013%2047.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/01f6vyy4igvn8ub/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2013%2054.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/k04v8lhe2stwttb/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2031%2017.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cr1v7tv0idahczs/Photo%2021-01-2014%2008%2031%2024.jpg  
21/01/2014 at 10:38

ok, hopefully those links work. i dont think theres a way i can imbed them via my phone & ridiculously secure work pc.... i cant access dropbox from it so cant check that the links work ok, can anyone let me know?

thanks

21/01/2014 at 10:41

PHEW! that was hard work so early in the morning! sorry about the dog poop features, didnt have time to tidy up pre pics!

21/01/2014 at 10:44

yep! I  work for an international bank so our internet security is ridiculous. cant even access the BBC now, so not sure how GW has been able to sneak in there! not complaining tho!

21/01/2014 at 12:43

Loganberry hut when your posting see the row of things above?Put your cursor on the second one on the right and click to post pictures.Just found this myself two weeks ago.

Bill

21/01/2014 at 13:06

yeah saw that, but the issue is that the pics are on my phone, i dont have a pc at home right now, and my work pc doesnt have  / cant have my pics on it. when posting from my phone the icons arent there

those links should be clickable and take you to the pics though. i hope!

21/01/2014 at 14:32

I can see all the photos on the links, but back garden is very dark, probably a bit too early in the day.

Now that I've seen the very small gap I don't think it would be wise to fill it as it may cause the fence to rot. Better to put troughs there instead with violas then bedding plants.

I think the mysterious plant could be a euonymus, there are several varieties, some just green, some with gold, some with silver. Good, easy evergreen, nice in with Christmas wreaths and decoration greenery.

21/01/2014 at 14:58

ill take a few more in the morning. i work mon & tues so limited to the hours of darkness... managed the few front garden pics when i was leaving the house!

 

is there anything climbing that doesnt mind being restricted to a container? thinking about that to conceal the oil tank along with some trellis.

what would you do with the front garden? ideally i want lots of colour, and where possible, not to have to replant it every year.

mysterious plant has been in that pot for many years now, and grows fast. should i think about planting it out, or is it ok to live in a pot forever? im guessing im going to need to upsize if so?

21/01/2014 at 18:38

For container - Clematis, but most lose their leaves in winter. http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/ 

I have a star jasmine in a big pot, trachelospermum jasminoides. I also have some climbing roses in big pots.

21/01/2014 at 18:55

I have a hardy Chilean potato vine growing in a pot and it hasn't lost any leaves so far this winter.  It's a pretty rapid grower and unfussy.  I think it's Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'.

21/01/2014 at 20:33

Mystery plant looks like Elaeagnus x ebbingei to me. 

21/01/2014 at 22:46

Allium, it could well be eleagnus, probably is. Dark photo and euonymus is similar.

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