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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 15:02

Downpours with tiny sunny periods and lots of wind.

Fork Handles

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 14:55

Bjay, love your dog, just my sort of choice. My favourite breeds are Border Collie then Spaniel.

Fork Handles

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 14:53

Lottie, we are hoping to go to Wisley when we go to England in April or June or both, depending how much time we have visiting friends and relations. We lived in New Malden in Surrey when first married (1st OH) and went to Wisley several times, then we moved to Kent and went to Sissinghurst several times. I expect Wisley has changed since then (70s).

Bunny, you are being very secretive about where you want to go. Would you just say north, south east or west? I thought you'd only recently started your garden. How long have you been in your present place?

Why don't Sainsburys want birds nesting in their trees? I thought England was meant to be getting very wild life friendly.

Fork Handles

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 10:18

They are lovely, how unusual a dog playing with a rabbit!

Seeds are up

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 10:03

Thanks Lyn. They are still alive this morning! I sowed broad beans in the veg garden when we had a warm spell a couple of weeks back. Then it was very cold and now it's wet. Hope they don't rot.

PaperFlowers I think the strawberries should be OK  outside. They are hardy. I planted baby strawberries outside earlier this year. They were snowed on and they are fine.

Clematis Should I get 1 or 2

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 09:56

My mother always used to say "all good things come in 3s". They sound good value. You couldn't fit one into the back garden as well?

Has spring arrived for you yet?

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 09:53

Here in Dordogne it sounds a bit like Shropshire above, but daffodils are showing now, but they all seem to be the pale yellow and cream ones. The bright yellow ones usually come out first and there are very few, but a lot of plants without flowers. Must be 2011's drought that lasted through last spring.

Fork Handles

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 09:44

Morning all.

I showed OH Deano's photo (P. 1325) of plantlings indoors, although they look very neat I don't think it's going to happen here! Think I'd worry about the carpets too. I replaced them after first OH died and I did B & B.

There was a dreadful animal fight outside the kitchen last night which woke me up and made Tigger (Border Collie) bark and Alexa, the cat, was trembling. This morning when I went out there was blood, fur and poo (looked like cat or small dog) on the kitchen terrace, but animals had gone. There are lots of creatures living in the woods, stone martens, badgers, foxes, deer, wild boar, red squirrels, grey European dormice etc.

Surround for a preformed pond

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 09:33

Stones around a pool are not just to hold down a liner. They are decorative too, and big irregular ones provide hiding places for creatures like toads. There should be a place for creatures to get in and out. Some preformed ponds have a bit of a lip which is ugly if not covered. Look at the difference.

http://fortikur.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Preformed-Pond-Liners-With-Pink-Lotus-Flower-Color.jpg

 

http://joesgardencenter.com/Assets/images/image2.jpg

 

Surround for a preformed pond

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 23:50

What sort of edging stones is he using? If it has an undulating shape the stones would be best if they were irregular and fairly heavy to sit on the warped bits. Have you looked at pages like this?

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=garden+pond+edging+stones&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=CVZGUfrHG8O1PMTAgdgM&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1192&bih=514

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