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Posted: 04/04/2013 at 18:59
mines half patterdale half lab and she has a book of issues. Only dog I ever know that has been so bad!!! But in some ways you can't fault her, top tip never let your OH buy an only pup where you can't meet both parents. But he said she was cute and he couldn't leave her!!!!

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Posted: 04/04/2013 at 13:11
My dog loves the garden but my biggest issue is inky would rather run on my plants and Pee there than on the lawn. I have had to put sticks and wire up at about a foot and a foot and a half tall to keep her off. But at every opportunity she will hop over the wall and in to the garden rather than the lawn!!!

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Posted: 04/04/2013 at 13:05
I mean no space for planting the new plants in garden

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Posted: 04/04/2013 at 08:55
Need something for the dog!!!

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Posted: 04/04/2013 at 08:51
That's what I thought? But the lawn in total at the back is only about 9ftx 11ft so I have to be careful not to make it look too out if proportion!!! Everything is just looking so sad! It's heavy clay too and want to improve it but can't add more because if I pick up the height too much then it will sit on and rot my fence! But how do I improve the soil when I have plants in!

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Posted: 04/04/2013 at 08:36
But somehow its addictive as I want insurance policies incase my plants didn't come through winter!!

Nothing for it, will have to make my boarders deeper. They are only 1.5ft and my other half said he only wanted me to take 1/2 ft of the lawn up! Looks like I will need to creep it up to 3 ft, leaving about a 5ft lawn!!!! Ooops

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Posted: 04/04/2013 at 08:26
I mean no space for planting the new plants in garden

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Posted: 03/04/2013 at 23:37
Sad thing is I hardly have any room for things. My partner said that things weren't touching last year so I have plenty if room. But it was year 1 of my perennials, so hopefully this year it will be fuller.

If not my family will love me. Just have to set to to make my square pots. Wondering how big I need my pots?!


Also need to save up for compost!

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Posted: 03/04/2013 at 23:02
Very very exciting. Now need to make more paper pots to pot on the marigolds. I know it will be a while but I have to make a stock of pots! Have no where near enough pots to pot up!! Ooops

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Posted: 03/04/2013 at 22:55
I returned home from work just about 10mins ago and ran straight to the conservatory AKA nursery to see what has happened while I have been at work. Imagine my excitement when I found the following up!!! Agapanthus root set 27th march Primula vialii root set 28th Gazania bronze set 29th march African marigold (own seeds) set 30th march My dahlia tubers have also sprouted another set if leaves so another one not dead!!! Just hope more come soon. Happy girly tonight!!!!!

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