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Shabby chic

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 18:39

BM , but I think I should change the name to 'Water Butt Cottage' It's impossible to take a pic without water butts I've got 4 of them as I know plants prefer rain water.

Hope the pics are of some use to Harriet.

Just look at this seed head

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 21:59

How lovely. Will you be putting it in the g/h?

Foreign Seeds

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 21:55

I would email RHS about that.

Pretty but tough plants to secure boundary

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 21:51

I was thinking that you could keep your original plants and have the rope/chain and posts

Pretty but tough plants to secure boundary

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 19:31

I would speak to the landlord about this; he needs to widen his drive.

Could you put in some little posts about 75cm high, with rope or chain connecting them?

Starting from scratch!

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 19:28

Lots of cardboard, use boxes that have been opened up (from the supermarket) would suppress weeds, weighted down with some old bricks/stones. But a lot of weeds would, I think, be pretty much dormant over the winter.

Or you could, as someone has suggested on another thread about allotments, do the cardboard and then cover with a mulch like well rotted compost or horse manure. The worms apparently take this down into the earth. This would enrich the soil. But I would just use the cardboard.  (hope the garden is not huge)

Good luck with it. If you have a greenhouse, you could start growing plants from seed in early spring so that you have a cheap source for planting out as the weather warms up.

The day ahead.

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 17:08

F Rose, I don't seem to have got to that stage yet

Any good books for beginners?

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 16:19

www.expertgardening.co.uk

I use the Vegetable and Herb Expert. You can often get these in Charity Shops. They may do one on fruit also.

The day ahead.

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 16:15

Walked the dog. Undercoated and top coated the inside of the back door. 2 loads of washing. Made a gratin of chard, apple, red onions and courgettes. Had a leisurely lunch, it is only just after 4.00 so will now harvest the rest of the pears and make wine...actually I was just thinking that I hadn't done much today, but seeing it written down it looks different

Shabby chic

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 16:04

Harriet, this is my Cottage Garden at the moment;

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57736.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57737.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57738.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57739.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 As you can see, at this time of the year it is a tangle. There are Hollyhocks planted from seed this spring which will flower next year, Roses, Verbena Bonarienses, herbs in pots, Cosmos, Gypsophila etc.

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