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What would you do?

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 11:21

I would plant another silver birch for continuity and they aren't too heavy. I would plant a mixed hedge from the shed as Gemma suggested and the bulbs and flowers that Dove suggested. Anemone Blanda would be pretty too. But I would not have a pond, too many leaves would fall in, too shaded, the ground is probably full of roots so it would be hard to dig. I agree with Nut about the conifers, especially that rather dense looking one in line with the roof ridge tiles in the second photo.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 11:08

Carry on punkdoc, offload as much as you need. Was that just because of snow or have there been gales? I would be really upset about the greenhouse, what a mess to clear up, and an expense. Would insurance pay for another?

Have fed the horses and walked the dog, he wasn't that keen. It was -8°, but blue sky.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 22:47

Sorry LilyP, missed your great news, seen it now, congratulations.

2015, here we come!

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 22:45

I agree with Lyn, annuals best sown from March, except Sweet Peas. The ones I sowed in February last year, apart from the Busy-Lizzies and Lobelia, went leggy.

Dilemma........wot to choose?

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:55

I like colour, so did Christopher Lloyd. Great Dixter looked wonderful when all the ladybird poppies were out. Yes, Chicky, rudbeckias are another must for me.

SNOW!!!

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:16

No snow here yet, but was -6° a few days ago. Hasn't got above 0° today and there is a biting wind. Son drove back up motorway to just south of Orleans and there was some snow.

2015, here we come!

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:12

When the snowdrops start pushing through. I love snowdrops, I'm trying to divide them just after flowering and plant them everywhere where I have hostas and late flowering plants.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:10

Good idea! But I think I'll have a Baileys now (after 6 here!) and a wine with my meal. I wonder if Dove likes Baileys , don't think it's her sort of thing, thick and sweet

Dilemma........wot to choose?

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:08

I thought I would go for more perennials and fewer annuals a couple of years ago, but I missed the annuals. The seeds are fun to grow and they are so pretty, colourful and long lasting. Plants like salvia farinacea look like perennials anyway. I won't be growing more grasses, I only have one, a golden carex in a pot. Not a fan, I like flowers and roses and the romantic rather messy look.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 17:00

Hi KEF, did get a new microwave, it was used a lot for baby food and bottles. Not easy though, all the ones I wanted had been sold!

Have just spoken to daughter, she found the missing pressie this morning, wish she'd rung then!

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