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Be careful what you wish for!

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 15:31

I'm afraid it's not cheap either. Have you got a mower yet?

Be careful what you wish for!

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 15:30

I think you are thinking along the right lines. Do a bit at a time. But first plan out what you want where. Where will the flowers be, the veg, the lawn, the wild bit, the rubbish bit for compost etc? Plan large and work as much as you can manage at a time. Will you be putting in paths? They should be on your big plan and put in earlyish for pushing your wheelbarrow up and down. Starting nearest the house would be easiest then working out. Will you have a patio? An eating area? A pergola, a trellis? Long grass can have paths mown in it to make it look as though it's intentional wild garden. An acre is a lot. You could have an orchard!

Have fun, but it's hard work. I know, I've done it

Shrubs and plants

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 11:58


 

This is a photo of the small walled garden at Bosvigo in Cornwall when we went one June. It had geranium Rozanne, other perennial geraniums, perennial salvias, astrantias and climbers on the walls. I loved it. I agree with Verdun about scent though.

 

Tomatoes for hanging baskets?

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 11:49

Tumbling Tom is a hanging basket classic.

Spinach and Lettuce

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 11:46

I was going to say perpetual spinach, but Philippa was there first!

Plant ID please

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 11:44

I'm pretty sure they are currants, but I couldn't say at this stage whether red, black or white.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 09:19

Morning all.

Have a good day in Southwold, Dove. Hope Ma and Pa are well.

-3°, but sunny.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 09:16

Thank you Topbird. He's perked up this morning, eaten chicken and rice and been for a short walk. Looks more cheerful. Perhaps the cortisone is kicking in. Vet again tomorrow afternoon. So many of us have dogs, I've had 6 border collies since 1978, it's something many of us go through, but miserable at the time. Dogs are such good friends. Amazing how they care for us so much.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 09:08

Have done nothing since mid January, too cold, ground frozen half the time, icy wind the last few days, even a sprinkle of snow here in Dordogne. But sun is out today.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 23:05

Thank you Fishy, but there's no need to apologise.

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