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Posted: 27/03/2013 at 10:18
Sorry atrocious spelling from fast typing on an iPhone


Posted: 27/03/2013 at 10:09
Nothing at all. I was in the garden in red dungarees with my farther and grandad. At about about 13 I would spend 4 hours mowing his orchard Eric with a petrol push mount field. I use to help him set his potatos and beans and I. Was closer to the ground grandad said! V v v happy memories indeed. Use to get caught with glow worms and pupa in my pockets which never amused mum! My grab who is kow 93 and in a home had a lucid moment yesterday and when I said I bought some reduced polyanthus she said 'you always did have green fingers' nearly made me cry! After sorting out our home after moving in 3 years ago and just really starting the garden last year, now its time to make it home outside. I have no clue what I'm doing in some respects if its not lawns, collecting seed or setting veg but I'm determined to make it pretty and enjoy it! There are pictures on another thread about raised beds if you fancy a nosy!! You will see it needs lots of work!

Fencing for raised beds

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 09:50
Stunning really gorgeous but worried about cost and maint! Does it grow fast??

Fencing for raised beds

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 09:47
Passers by, break the wind. Neighbours cats and dogs, thanks


Posted: 27/03/2013 at 09:45
All are in standard size pots like you see In the first picture. But the blue green one with the thickest leaf is in a smaller pot at about a foot as this wasn't as prolific as the others. I'm getting addicted to gardening. I now have my late summer cuttings, bulbs, a reduced agapanthus, potatoes and tomatoes in the conservatory, I split my Lilly pot and found around 15 bulbs too. I'm addicted and I can't wait to get my portable large greenhouse up. My friends think I'm crazy at 31 being so into gardening !!!


Posted: 27/03/2013 at 09:30
These are my other 3 as baby plants when I bought for 1.50 each. No clue in varieties just thought they were pretty. So that's my 6!


Posted: 27/03/2013 at 09:28
This is a picture of 3 of my 6 hostas. I have them all round the walls of the garden. I was thinking of putting them next to the front door and making Hosta ally as you walk down side if the house to get to door. Should I split them all and go for it or wait. How many should I split it into. The variegated one in the picture is about 6 and I split it in the middle of the season last year to make a uniform look on the wall and it went crazy and ballooned!


Posted: 27/03/2013 at 09:14
I only planted mine in pots last year. Should I really split them now or wait till next year??

Fencing for raised beds

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 23:51
Thinking I could softern fencing with planting but need to make sure I get the right fencing! So much choice!

Fencing for raised beds

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 23:23
Yes I am posting like its going out of fashion but while its cold and miserable the mind just keeps ticking over with projects. I'm looking to put raised veg beds at the front if my house. In thinking about fencing or willow hurdles or 'something' instant for screening. Does anyone have experience of this? How long does it last? Does it fade, flop, rot?? Any better suggestions? Has a one else put this around raised beds to shield/hide the veg at the front??

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