Bee witched

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Keeping Busy

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 21:13

No rain here .... so I've been helping friends walk their alpacas.

The one I took out is called Elvis ... he's a wee star.


Drain covers in centre of front flower bed

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 17:08

Hello Sally,

I've managed to hide 2 large manhole covers and my septic tank cover.

I've created herbaceous borders which were deliberately shaped to be sure of including them. I then covered them with a couple of layers of heavy duty landscape fabric (I bought one that doesn't fray) and cut it to size with a generous margin around. I then bought danish trays from LBS Horticultural and filled these with compost and shallow rooted  / spreading perennials ( eg geranium biokovo) that will cope with a bit of a disturbance when needed. The trays then disappear once the plants are mulched. The septic tank has to be emptied every 18 months, but it's easy enough to lift the tray and clear off any soil ... then lift the landscape fabric to get access. Have had this in place for 10 years now and it seems to work for me.


wisteria pruning

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 21:03


Thanks for the info. re feeding .....  my wisteria is in a large pot and I've been giving it homemade comfrey feed.

Your garden is lovely ... you clearly enjoy it.


wisteria pruning

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 17:08


Thanks for this .... very helpful to see in detail.

The buds on mine are all still slim .... maybe because I'm in Scotland and everything is a good bit further behind.

Do you feed your wisteria? If so, when and what?




Propagator Help

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 19:34

Thanks Bob .... will be great to put the propagators to a good use over winter.

Guaranteed to flower June

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 19:09

Hi Nicky Nicky,

You should be safe with alliums at that time of year .... they make great cut flowers.

If you plant a selection then some of them are likely to peak for the big day.


Propagator Help

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 18:58


That's a great idea .... what temperature did you set it to?



wisteria pruning

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 16:59


wisteria pruning

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 15:41

Hi Doghouse Riley,

Any chance you could post a photo of a "fat" bud?

Just looked at mine and they don't seem to be very far on at all.




Posted: 10/01/2017 at 16:11

Just a thought .....

If you are growing that close to a fence then you might be better with a "lollipop" shaped tree.

Viburnum opulus is lovely but will be wider than you might want .... could end up looking squashed up against the fence.


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