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Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 22:18

It must be absolutely heartbreaking for them. I've asked our local C of E here in France if they could do some fundraising for them, England for a change, always fund raising for abroad. Don't yet know if they will.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 22:12

In damp shady places! Are you sure it's dead? Mine keep seeding themselves.

design a garden

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 21:02
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 Of course, you could grow some veg and perhaps strawberries too.

You could always have a container garden and grow everything in pots and troughs. Getting concrete up is hard and you don't know what the soil is like underneath. You could use some decking or gravel areas to soften the concrete.

The photo is in Great Dixter last June. Small pots in front and big ones behind. Just to show you how colourful and flowery it can be. I prefer bigger pots, don't dry out so quickly.

Of course, you could grow some veg and perhaps strawberries too.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 20:48

Forester, that's a Brunnera. I have Brunnera Jack Frost too with lovely silvery leaves, but it's less advanced.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:27

Oh dear, just had a read back, tales of woe - headache, bad toes, debauchery and over tiredness (or was that a hangover?) and Dove's poor Ma. Hope everything sorts out soon for those concerned.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:22

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Cleared the dead stuff from the big border, but couldn't weed as clayey soil was still too wet. Started middle border instead, but that was quite heavy too. That one had lots of compost and manure dug in about 3 years ago when I dug out the conifer to make the end bit.

 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 13:35

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Some daffodils and spring like things. Leonard Messel is coming out.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 13:27

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Thanks Chicky, that's lovely. I love the perfect tiny buds, like mini HT roses, when they start coming out.

Have been clearing the big border. It was a big, long version of this one. This one (in photo) will be done last as it was so wet. Ground squelched all around. I left the dead growth for protection and wildlife, but it's such a lot of work in the spring I think I'm having 2nd thoughts. But then last autumn and winter were so wet I wouldn't have got the chance.

It's a mess.

Good luck with the pond Dove.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 09:04

Good morning all. Another lovely day. Shall attack the big herbaceous border, which still has all the dead stuff I left over winter for the wildlife.

Dove, you can't have read back, Countryfile had a nasty bit about abattoirs or something. I only saw the 2nd half so missed it.

2014

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 08:38

Good morning Marion. I hope you have a happy gardening day in the sunshine.

I'm still reading although I haven't said anything for a few days. This is your special thread.

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