Andrew Ridsdale


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Front garden. Ideas on plants

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 22:32

thank you for your replys. 


I do like the  Brunnera as well as ferns. Are these wind tolerant? It does get quite windy here in autumn and winter. 

Front garden. Ideas on plants

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 21:31

hello 


I have two small boarders in my front garden that haven't been started since we moved in 3 years ago. Now the back garden is done I would like to get the front looking good. 


The garden is north / west facing and the soil is clay. I will be working with the soil before planting. 


one border is in front of the house this doesn't get much rain or sun. The other border is between the path to my front door and  the deviding hedge. This gets sun after 2-3pm onwards. 


I am  looking for some low maintenance plants as I spend most of my time in the back garden. it would be good to have some unusual plants too. I'm hoping that it will be full of colour or different shades and look good all year round.


does anyone have any ideas on what to grow there. 


Please excuse the rubble. I need to do a dump run after laying the path. 


Many thaks for looking. I look fo your replie. 


Andy X 

Compost bin, wormary, and compost tumbler

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 08:28

Some told me it would be best to start composting in the hot bin them when it begins to cool move the stuff the the tumbler and add chicken manure? 

 

 

Compost bin, wormary, and compost tumbler

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 03:40

Hi. I have had a Hot Bin for some years now and it dose a good job. But many years ago I bough a wormary and never got round to using it. I have now just been given a compost tumbler. 

 

Question - should I use all three separate? Or should I start compoting in the bin then move it to the tumbler to Finnish it off? 

Anyone know what this plant is

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 17:28

Not sure of my soil but as it is heavily clay I'm guessing it will be alkaline? 

Anyone know what this plant is

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 17:09
Brilliant. Am I right in thinking this plant likes full or half shade and looks good all year round? If so I know the perfect spot for it.

Anyone know what this plant is

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 16:40


 

Anyone know what this plant is

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 16:39

I have just bought this plan from a local store for £1. I have no idea what it is and how to care for it? Some advice needed.  its labeled autumn shrub but there is no other information. 

Moving pair tree that's still in fruit

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 10:48
Help !!? I need to move a 2-3 year old pair tree today. The tree is still in fruit what's the best way of doing this??? Any tips ?? I'm not too bothered about the fruit but would love to keep the tree. Many thanks

North west facing front garden

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 20:16

Thanks I do love daphnes, rhododendrons, and azaleas

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