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Blank Canvas

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 17:32

You have a pretty blank canvas to work with and a lovely old looking wall. Keep an eye on that ivy, it can go mad. Monty Don did a programme last night about people's gardens and one of them was in Snowdonia. He showed the guys how to plant little things in tiny gaps in a slate wall. Perhaps you could watch that on iplayer.

What do you want to use the garden for? Do you have toddlers, young footballers? Do you want to grow some veg? Soft fruit? Apples and pears? Do you want to split the space up a bit? A wildlife area? A pond?

Can you give us a photo taken from upstairs, so we can see the whole thing at once?

In the meantime, while you are thinking about these things, have a look at the neighbours gardens, what are they growing successfully? This is important as different soil types support different plants.

You are going to have so much fun sorting out the garden, I'm almost jealous

That new Blooming m and s baby advert on here!

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 17:23

Never use a computer without an ad blocker...that way madness lies

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 17:21

Ginglygangly, I love the idea of being Xena the Eco-warrior

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 17:12

Steve Pemberton I think it is, he will be brilliant as Giorgio. Anne Chancellor (duckface) was really good in Private Lives last summer (theatre production on at the cinema) I'm rather allergic to Miranda Richardson, I never found her funny in Blackadder, she just seems to put on silly voices and be loud. If they have a good director, though, it should all work.

Has anyone read Carl Hiassen's books? American satirist (yes, there is such a thing) he's very keen on ecological issues, I find his books make me laugh out loud.

Recycling Bin

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 14:30

Nut, I think it is a home composter

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 14:29

I didn't know they were re-doing Mapp and Lucia.  Who are playing the main parts?

The books are brilliant, and so is virtually anything by P.G. Woodhouse.

New Dralek

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 13:06

Dull here in the Fens, but good drying weather

Recycling Bin

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 13:04

You may get some little ghostly potato plants growing from your peelings, don't worry, just fork them into the compost.

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 13:02

Steve the GV, I so agree about Tom Sharpe, Bill Bryson and A Maupin

ash from wood burner

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 13:00

Wood ash is fine to use in the compost bin; don't use coal ash, it's too toxic.

Discussions started by artjak

What is this please?

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Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 10:29

Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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