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Posted: 14/03/2015 at 13:14

Yes, it does. Shrubs and tall perennial plants flower at different times of the year, eg delphiniums in early summer, heleniums in late summer. I think a selection of shrubs, some evergreen would give most privacy, but they wouldn't flower non stop either, they would give leaf colour and shape. Look up Photinia Red Robin, Choisya, Eleagnus, Euonymus, Ilex for evergreens. Weigela, Deutzia, Cotinus (purple), Hibiscus (the hardy sort), Philadelphus, Viburnum for deciduous flowering shrubs.

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Posted: 14/03/2015 at 10:54

Have a lovely Mother's Day, Marion. I'm making up posies for ladies at church tomorrow.

Here it's grey and drizzly, a greenhouse day.

Your tulips and grape hyacinths are much earlier than mine, but then I'm 3 hours from the sea in Dordogne.

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Posted: 14/03/2015 at 10:49

Do you mean plants shrubs along the fence for privacy? There are lots available, depends what you like. Would you prefer one sort of shrub as a hedge or a selection of different ones for more interest?

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Posted: 14/03/2015 at 10:39

Morning all. Grey and drizzly. Might have to be a GH day today. That  or housework

It's my birthday

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 10:34

http://rlv.zcache.com/flowers_floral_botanical_pansy_big_birthday_card-rcd55c2a2f2ee466dac3c15aa8318870f_i40k2_8byvr_324.jpg

 Have a lovely day, Lesley.

Tree recommendations for my site please.

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 23:11

I live in Dordogne and have a hornbeam hedge. I watered it the first summer, now I don't bother and it's fine. Mine is just a classic hedge, but you can trim them to different shapes. You can pleach them as in this article.  https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=155 

New rose bed

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 23:01

You should be able to get Mycorrhizal Fungi  in any good Garden Centre. David Austin Roses sell it on line, along with their lovely roses. http://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/english/Advanced.asp?PageId=2153 

Roses love horse and pony poo, but it must be well rotted, black and crumbly, no smell. You can add it to your compost heap.

Talkback: How deep to sow seeds

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 22:47

I don't sow beetroot or nasturtiums as deep as 2 - 4 cms. I sow them about 1 - 2 cm.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 22:19

Have a lovely time Liri.

They also have dressage competitions in Pompadour, I've been a few times. Dressge horses are so beautiful.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 19:46

We had a lovely late birthday lunch out, bought OH's piano stool and a secateur on a pole for pruning climbing roses. Much cooler today, drizzly, 8°.

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