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Let's find out who gave me the Lurgy

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 17:00
It was a child, most likely a grand child, believe me! The little angels take the bugs to school, pass them round like marbles, then come home again in a new, more virulent strain. Proper little disease vectors. The sticky fingers and snotty noses don't help, of course...

Advice on a single container please

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 17:00
Ooh, thank you all.

I have looked your suggestions up, and they all look very interesting. I think the choysia might be 'the one' mainly because of its bushy habit, but I'm off to a big garden centre in a couple of days, and hopefully I'll be able to compare them properly there.

Will let you know!


Posted: 06/04/2013 at 16:50
My father in law had some amazing results from visiting a chiropractor. He'd had months of pain and inconvenience, and after 1 treatment he had lost that hollow eyed pinched look. Two weeks later he was pain free and active again.

Of course, every person's back is unique, but worth a try.

Planting new borders

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 08:52
That's brilliant! Thank you.

And now I have that happy online shopping phase choosing a variety. What a great way to spend a Sunday morning.

Advice on a single container please

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 08:43
Hi All, We have a south facing terraced house with a concreted over front garden that is about 4x2m. My cunning plan was to make this a low maintenance area using 3 pale terracotta containers in different sizes. The little one has that black strappy nigera grass, the middle one has some tufty blue grass in it, about 10 inches high, and both are thriving. Four years later they still look very modern, cool and minimal, if I may say so... But then we come to pot no 3. It is about 18 inches across, and I have twice gone for interestingly coloured phormiums that were supposed to be 2x2 feet and fully hardy. Pah! Both died off over winter, within 2 years of planting. Do you have any suggestions for a single plant I could use? Ideally it would have a final height of 2x2 and have interesting year round foliage that would coordinate in a contrasty way with the other black and silvery grasses in the other tubs. Thank you!

Planting new borders

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 08:18
Hi, I'm in the same position, except that the entire garden is only 3.5x6m, with a path down one side and 5 foot brick walls on 3 sides. Tiny wee postage stamp. I've planned it out for practicalities, access and low maintenance, plus year round interest. It's my first solo garden, and I know my own limitations, so I'm aiming for minimal phaff and as much evergreen foliage as possible, planted through gravel and membrane. I'm surprised to find myself very excited.

At the moment, the plan involves a smallish pieris, camellia, tree peony, some carex, agapanthus, miscanthus and a few other low grasses. I'm spreading them out to allow for a spacious feel and room for growth. If it looks too sparse in the first couple of years I will add some bulbs in the gaps, including alliums and iris. I would love an oriental poppy, but the dying back foliage in autumn is putting me off at the mo.

Planting new borders

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 08:13
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