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wildlife garden in the shade

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 12:16

Foxgloves attract bees and are happy in the shade, They multiply well and add a splash of colour too!

Apple trees & Veg Combo?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 12:11

Of course if you don't want the bed to look so bare and you are worried about the planting of veg near the trees then like the suggestion with the mint, you could place planters/pots containing veg around in the bed. Whilst the trees are young there should be enough light and they should still get water without having to compete with other roots.

Just an idea.

Apple trees & Veg Combo?

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 21:24

Hi, I was in exactly the same position two years ago. I planted beetroot, lettuce and spring onions about 50-100 cm from the base of my Ashmeads Kernel apple tree and it was fine, producing beautiful apples. I am planting out around it again this year too. My garden is on the small side so I need to make the most of all the space I can. I have always mixed my veg around trees and flowers, all has been well so far!

 

community project

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 21:14

Thanks will check it out!

 

Advice on Hops

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 21:09

Thank you for your advice. Today I ordered a Prima Donna Hop from the Hop Shop in Kent. I have sorted out the area and have decided to create a small frame with a couple of posts and wire. Don't know where I heard about fragrance but I'm not too bothered on that score. The hop I have chosen is a dwarf one ( growing to about 8 foot), ideal for small to medium gardens, so we shall see! 

Thanks! 

community project

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 15:38

Hi,If anyone has ideas for encouraging a local community to get involved in a charity project please let me know. The plan is that local people grow (in a small patch in their own gardens) a few vegetables, dividing them between themselves and passing the rest onto a local homeless charity. I am going to put up posters in my local garden center and village notice board. I thought it might be a good idea to run a plant swap / coffee morning too. I need a good name for it which is alluding me right now. Any ideas gratefully received!

Thanks!

Hello! Just joined...

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 15:29

Totally jealous of such a beautiful garden. I have to agree with Ceres, an old table with a glass of wine, would make a great painting. Wild flowers would just add to it, and encourage the wild life too. Fab!

Advice on Hops

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 13:27

Thanks, I will have a search through the web to find a good provider. I've heard that they make a great decoration and are quite fragrant too. 

Do you find them susceptible to any diseases or bugs?

Alison

Advice on Hops

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 12:56

Hi everyone,

I have just joined the site today and am looking for some advice. I am thinking about growing a couple of hops in the garden, perhaps over an arch. the trouble is I have a small to medium garden and don't want them to take over, do you really need a large garden for them? Also my soil is heavy clay, would that cause them problems?

Thanks! 

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