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Garden centre recommendations

Posted: Yesterday at 19:58

On previous page - Northernlass2  - the is no plant centre at Floors Castle. Well worth going to see the gardens though. 

Betula jacquemontii

Posted: Yesterday at 19:11

Yes its 2m.  ill try a short but thick stake. 

Betula jacquemontii

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 20:06

The order was a 2m one, but ill measure tomorrow as that might not be accurate. 

Betula jacquemontii

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 19:41

My order of trees has arrived woo hoo. Im wondering if you are supposed to stake a multi stemmed birch?  Not actually sure i can, unless i use a very short stake, what do you think?  Its pretty windy here. 

How to design a flower bed

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 21:42

I bought a few books and looked at planting schemes.  I found that more useful than pics on the internet.  Get down to your library. 

 My first bed ever i stole from the local garden centre which has a beautiful walled garden.  I loved one bit of it and asked for a list of plants.  They were happy to help and i bought some of the ones i needed there. Definitely get out and visit gardens. 

Planting a screen

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 21:31

Hi - not yet, but i have just ordered plants for a p. hedge.  Probably not enough actually as i was too greedy for some other things. 

I did read up on it and thought it sounded quite idiot proof.

Raised bed / planters made of wood crates - what to line with

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 09:54

No, smaller than an inch and they are nice robust crates. Ill go with weed suppressant, thanks guys.  Why copper Edd? 

Raised bed / planters made of wood crates - what to line with

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 23:27

I have some really nice crates i am going to make raised beds / large planters. The planks have gaps though, so i need to either add more wood (but they look nice as they are) or line them with something.

I have some weed suppressant fabric, but this will allow any water to seep out, so i am thinking thick black plastic? I know that will degrade in the sun though, so not sure.  Any ideas?,

Where to buy in Wiltshire

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 18:14

I was going to take a pic of it today in all its glory, to show you the error of your ways  but we had huge gales last night and its lost about a third of its leaves, so its now not quite so lovely.  No branches broken, but its only a nipper. 

Where to buy in Wiltshire

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 20:56

I bought one last year.  it looks amazing and i have ordered another 3.  I have willow and lots of bamboo too so there is probably no hope for me )

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Favourite trees - sunny but windy site

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Plant (weed?) identification

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Planting 2 plants in the same place (idiot gardener) hostas

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