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09/01/2013 at 18:23

So whats everyone's plans in the garden this year? Any challenges ahead or redesigning or adding anything exciting?

09/01/2013 at 19:31

I am hoping to have more time to do the borders and get good displays of flowers through the seasons and to hopefully grow more herbs as well as getting the vegetable garden being more productive .

09/01/2013 at 19:45

Get the far corner of the garden under my control. Too many nettles and not enough sun for the butterflies to want them. Too much rubbish too near the surface. Too much ever seeding goosegrass, plus some non fruiting brambles. It has little for me or the wildlife. 

Or maybe more sitting and looking at the good bits

09/01/2013 at 20:04

Oh so many things! I want to create a 'secret garden'. I have the space in mind and lots of 'hard landscaping/possibile architectural' things but I am a bit lacking on the design/creative side . Growing fruit and veg is my real passion so I also want to do a lot more with flowers  , Janet

09/01/2013 at 20:19
I want to re do couple of beds in back corners , need some shrubs I think for height. Also hoping to extend pergola round to incorporate a swing seat and more screening from next door ....along with the other thousand things on my to do list ????
09/01/2013 at 20:25
Hiya Sam. I have loads of tender perennials, new plants purchased and growing away and old favourites to incorporate. This time of the year, off and on, I plan and design ever hoping to improve on last year ....just like most everybody else I guess. There will be a lot of new plants....I,have the new foxglove illumination pink, for example, that I am eager to see in flower, some more additions to my salvia collection, new agastaches and veronicastrums. All to look forward to but need careful thought as to where they will look best. I have a feeling with all your seed sowing Sam that you will have a riot of colour,this year and I have a feeling that a good summer is on its way
09/01/2013 at 20:41

i am goin to enjoy my allotments as i do every year ,


09/01/2013 at 20:45

 Its funny, the garden doenst look so big but its 80 foot long 

09/01/2013 at 20:47

I have targets to reach each year as the garden is still young and establishing - not evolving yet. list the targets at beginning of year and tick off as achieved. Still have one of last years to complete. 

- get a new raised veg bed - have 3 but not enough,

-Slightly widen and plant the jewell bed

- finish Fairy dell started last year, mostly planting, and a quiet small patio/sitting area

- hopefully make a herb border

- sort out front garden!!!!!!!! goodness knows how, but it's boring

09/01/2013 at 20:50

 And today's work. Sink pond in with froggie runway inside and out and Kevin keeping an eye on things. Very pleased with it. As you can see the garden was abandoned 30 years ago. Loads of stuff planned and many plants growing. 

09/01/2013 at 20:56

Nice project there Sam. 

09/01/2013 at 20:59

It is that Nutcutlet, just very big. You can see why I am going to work a little at a time. 

Do you have many plans for this year Nutcutlet?

09/01/2013 at 21:05
Keep us up to date with photos as you go Sam
09/01/2013 at 21:09
Verdun wrote (see)
Keep us up to date with photos as you go Sam

I will Thank You.

Rosa, I keep hearing the Fairy Dell. Do you have any pictures? I am hoping that mine will be full of little creatures that you can notice, and would love a section of loads of stuff in miniature 

09/01/2013 at 21:40

Got a post in earlier here Sam. I'll try and get down with the camera tomorrow to demonstrate the shambles.

I think we need more 'before' pics in this thread to be followed by 'after' pics later in the year.


09/01/2013 at 22:02

It started when one of the trees we had to have cut down was carved into a mushroom by the tree surgeon. Daughter came and said i should make a fairy dell around it.

At first I thought I would fill it with plants with fairy names - rose the fairy, clematis oberon - but then i found it was easier said than done, along with the fact that the neighbours put up a fence, there hadn't been one before, and it casts shade., So some of it is now very immature shrubs, roses and a few herbaceous -to be finished. The pool in a bath, and stuff. it has taken longer because the bloke who came to do paths was VERY laid back artist who basically turned up when he had bills to pay I will finish seating area myself, I may be slow but not THAT slow!

09/01/2013 at 22:12

Will post photos tomorrow.

09/01/2013 at 22:31

I think pics would be a great idea They will give inspiration but also lets other see your style and learn from them. I will see if I have anymore. Dont think I do mind but before and after sounds great

10/01/2013 at 14:20

 It's taken me ages to upload this lot. It is the Fairy Dell as it developes.You can't really see but benihd the little fence is dug ground waiting for more pretty stuff when the year progresses


Just checked, somehow 2 photos are out of order. You can probably work out which

10/01/2013 at 14:44

Looks an interesting garden Rosa.

Dark and foggy here today. Pics will have to wait til tomorrow. Haven't taken many pics in that far corner cos there's nothing there to inspire me

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