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Veg beds at front - how to make them attractive

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 18:03
Anyone know how to put a picture in using an iPhone??

Veg beds at front - how to make them attractive

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 16:49
Wow lots of research to get on with. Was wondering about oak raised beds and then some low fencing like willow or something maybe to keep it kind of enclosed. Any ideas in the structural side?? Funny enough I think veg is pretty but it's those bare winter months that worry me. And also the wind cuts through the frontage terribly! As we are on a hill.

Veg beds at front - how to make them attractive

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:59
Picture this 50's ex-council house in tiny rural village. Majority of garden at the front of house. Stood on road looking at my house the drive is Tarmac type and runs full length to the house on the left. The right is all lawn. One circular flower bed in the middle, a newly cut bed infront of the house and a tiny tiny corner bed on the very edge of the grass where you pull on to the drive. My partner really wants veg at the front but with low fences and open frontage how do we make this look attractive even in bleak months. The soil is terribly heavy clay and no hope of turning it, so we would have to think of raised beds. Any ideas suggestions or pictures, also has anyone done this, any ideas on cost!?

Hellebore advice

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 19:51
I just bough one from b&q 2 litre pot. Variegated leaf and called winter moonbeam. It's a dusky pink/purple. I paid 9.98 but its a beauty! I couldn't resist as everyone is so fired up about these plants!

Tomato seedlings

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 17:54
They are in the window of the conservatory and the blinds are up so its as close as I can get to being outside without putting them out. Just hope they don't draw!

Hellebore advice

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 17:52
Thanks all. GG which home bargains and when did you get them. Wonder if its worth a trip to the nearest at Grantham to see if they have them! Seems hellebores are loved!! I saw a gorgeous one today at downtown grantham but it was ??14, too expensive for me on a budget

Mares Tail - how to win

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 11:18
My farther keeps offering me little seedlings etc and horrid as it sounds I decline as I'm currently free of any nasty weeds and want to stay that way!

Mares Tail - how to win

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 11:17
Sounds like moving to a pest free garden then!!

Hellebore advice

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 11:10
Morning all (on this snowy bitter spring morning!!!) I have been given a hellebore and it is an evergreen compact bush type with pinky white flowers. I have recently seen all different types on tv and Internet. The plants seem pretty costly in the garden centre and I have looked on ebay for young plants. Has anyone got any varieties of evergreen compacts that they would advise. Also anyone seen then at a decent price in the notts/LINCS area. Has anyone grown from seed, are they easy, do they take an age to mature?? I'm looking to bulk out the garden with winter interest this year as I only have one hellebore and some euonemous!!!!

Mares Tail - how to win

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 11:21

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