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New house, new garden, beginner gardener, help needed

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 20:21

Hi Jesse  

I see what you mean about sterile!  Looks like whoever was there before was going for low...very low...maintenance which does come at a price, ie Boring!!!

Having said that I would leave Choisya in but give it good hard prune after flowering next year and maybe a couple of the yellow conifers. That will give you good garden structure to add to.

Looking at the two Lilacs you bought I would say the brown marks are fine...bit of heat/sun damage I think, nothing to worry about. The notches in the leaves look like vine weevil damage The beetles are not a problem only the larvae.  With the gravel around them now and the fact they are in the ground the beetles won't be able to lay. Once they start growing next year and the leaves aren't so fresh and juicy you won't have such a problem. If you like to squish nasties though, go out with a torch at night and catch them in the act 

 

Apricot tree ( smallish)

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 19:49

Alan what does Manyofem mean? And do you mean you cant use smilies? 

You are very welcome. Wish more people would grow them. Used to scrump neighbours tree as a kid lol. 

Shrubs for the front garden wall

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 18:28

Haha just noticed I seem to have a white theme going on there 

Right so for something a different colour how about Rosemary Miss Jessops Upright

http://www.plantsgaloreonline.co.uk/images/products/items/large/1782_rosemarinusoffmissjessopps300.jpg

 Obviously not all of these will fit in your 5 ft space. Just a selection of what I would choose to plant there.

Shrubs for the front garden wall

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 18:26

Steebie I would go for things like Cistus Landanifer

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselectorimages/detail/WSY0025179_4928.jpg

 Its evergreen and the flowers are the size of poppy flowers

Where the wall dips in the middle an Abelia Grandiflora. It arches and would look lovely draped over there. It is semi evergreen and flowers late

http://www.wildchicken.com/nature/garden/abelia_x_grandiflora.jpg

 Can be pruned to keep it to size.

And last but not least Viburnum x burkwoodii. The smell is wonderful and wafts. You don't have to stick the flower up your nose!

http://www.hedgenursery.co.uk/modules/shop/images/MP03VIBURK40_3.jpg

 Again can be pruned to size

 

 

 

Shrubs for the front garden wall

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 17:56

Haisie the Pieris won't like it if its too sunny. Makes the leaves bleach out.

Seeds- your opinions and advice

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 19:19

((((Lilly))) Gardening really is the best therapy in times grief.

I am sure many of us on here know how you are feeling and I can't think of a better way of starting to fill that hole than learning about gardening and following in your mothers footsteps 

I have a gardening journal given to me as a gift. It has months with gardening tips for that month and pockets to put the seeds in. It also has pages for notes so you can write down your successes and failures etc. it even has a water proof cover so you can take it into the field....so to speak.

I found it invaluable when first starting out because you have everything in one place. The filofax of the gardening world lol. 

I hope you come  to love gardening as much as your mother did x

Should my honeysuckle look like this

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 14:03

Sorry RL pretty sure it isn't damson.  Looked closer at your picture, leaves are right shape but not right formation. Nut right with willow I reckon.

 

Hi new to the forum and looking for design ideas

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 10:04

And many are so simple to grow. All you need to know is what time of the year, scatter on the ground, cover with a little compost, water and wait!

Some plants, like aguilegias, just have to see the soil to grow lol.  

GARDENING MOBILITY AID

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 16:36

Pmsl Charlie. I'd love to play on one of those but not in the garden. You must be ex army! 

Plant Identification please

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 16:19

Yes variegated plant is Fuchsia...Tom West I believe and is hardy.

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