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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 15:09

I'm jolly glad we didn't go to Castor today! It's been tipping it down since this morning

Designing an outdoor eating/living space

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 20:40

Google 'Australian sails shade'

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 20:36

...and Lou12, I saw Sissinghurst about 25 years ago and was disappointed with the 'white' garden as any slightly cream shade looks grubby against a purely white flower. But the rest of the garden then was in good condition, I think it was late May/early June. I have noticed over the years that a lot of major gardens are well over their best by even the beginning of August. Though the one we went to today (Castor gardens) was in it's prime

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 20:32

About gourds, Zoomer; when I was a child my brother grew them and I think they were used as household ornaments (placed in bowls etc). Some years ago I bought some and brought them up to the Fens and put them in bowls and left some in the London flat. The ones in the Fens went moldy as it is so humid here, the ones in London lasted much longer.

Designing an outdoor eating/living space

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 19:13

That idea sounds brill FG

Need gardening Help (complete beginner)

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:49

I'll bump this up so one of the shrub experts can respond

Designing an outdoor eating/living space

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:46

You could opt for a more permanent form of roofing; Polycarbonate, or even glass supported on a metal structure. I don't think you would need planning permission for this, but it may be best to check. There is the option of an awning attached to the wall of the house, or the wonderful Australian idea of 'sails' which are attached to the house, long lasting and very stylish.

Indoor Seed Propagator

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:41

I have a £30 heated one I bought on-line last winter; no thermostat, but well worth it. It has 7 little trays with lids and a bit you can open once the seeds have sprouted, so the new plants don't cook. The brand is Garland.

New garden new start... Fingers crossed

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:34

SweetP, that set looks great! ...and that garden has real potential; a couple I know moved on Wednesday and the whole of their garden is covered in thick brambles! You have a fairly blank sheet on which to work and I'm sure you will make it look lovely

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:26

Oh dear, a whole lot of pics and comments have vanished. May post them again tomorrow

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