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Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 19:19

Yes, I was an alto, albeit a rather growly one, but age and loose living mean I'm now in the tenor range Hey...if Placido Domingo can go from tenor to baritone in his sixties, why can't I at 66 go to tenor?

 

Saxifrage Problem

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 17:33

Someone gave me a big pot with Saxifrage in it last year; the same thing happened to it and I think it was just too soggy. I didn't realise that the pot had weird 'raised' drainage holes, so there was always about 2 or3 cm of water in the base.

Container gardening

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 17:31

I've got a lovely Senetti in a galvanised bucket with holes knocked into the base for drainage. Courgettes are grown in big plastic troughs on a low wall so they can hang down. All the herbs are in terracotta pots, a lot of small roses in containers. Potatoes in potato bags, carrots and Hamburg Parsley (a root veg) in huge plastic pots. The tomatoes go into very big Marshalls grow bags. I'm dying to do a sedum roof, but need to make something with a small roof first

I love your guttering idea; it's really neat.

Can you identify these onions

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 17:25

Phil, I can't access your link

Belfast Sink Ideas

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 17:23

Mike, hope you are feeling ok.

The mix of peat, sand and cement; would it stick to a plastic container or should it be coated with PVA first? And should one coat the inside as well as the outside with your mix?

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 17:17

Bump; tomorrow am going to shamelessly start hustling a few firms, I'm not very good at that sort of thing, but I'll have a bash

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 17:15

Chicky, I don't think it was part of the Festival; they do ballet and Opera once or twice a year. We saw the ballet last year; the stage is so small that the corps de ballet had to discreetly shimmy into the wings every time a principal did a solo

I've also seen an amateur orchestra (who shall remain nameless) who didn't do badly, but from time to time the violin section seemed to lose the will to live

I actually love these performances every bit as much as I used to enjoy going to the Royal Opera House and ENO.

Going away for a week

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 09:30

Could you take the plants to a friend or neighbour who would understand their needs?

How to turn this dumping ground into gracious greenery...?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 09:25

If you don't want to take up the concrete, you could use it for something else; a shed or raised beds or cover it with fake grass and a paddling pool? The more you improve the garden, the easier it will be to sell the house when you want to move on

Good luck with it and show us some pics as the work proceeds

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 09:18

Nut, of course - it was ARUM Italicum, but in there is a baby Solomon's Seal. (I'm always a bit vague about plant names; for about 20 years could never remember the name of Aubretia and in my head always referred to it as Anchovy)

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