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March in your Garden

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 09:55

I had a Border Collie who did that, and he like cowpats!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 09:54

It's still working, Sue, even with the tree leaning on it. But I'm afraid they may break it when they remove the tree - then no phone, no internet.

advice for newbie

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 09:50

I would widen the border, as Discodave says, there is not really enough room for shrubs, they will all spread out, and I would plant them a bit further from the fence. If you want plants that go up instead of out then Dove's suggestion of climbers is ideal. If it were mine I would make the bed wider and plant both.

I noticed the olive tree too. If it survives the winters it will eventually grow into a tree and it is much too close to the fence.

Also the ground at the foot of walls and fences is often rather too dry. The fence will stop the rain falling at the foot of it depending on the prevailing wind. So you should always plant not to close to the foot of a fence or wall.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 09:29

Hello Bunny, yes box is ticked. Sometimes there's a hiccough, like when it doesn't say "view first unread post" so you have to look in latest posts to get to the page when there are lots. Sometimes it forgets to remind me about a thread I'm following.

Anyway, weather - raining. But at least the wind has gone. Had 2 calls last night from village council, they are trying to work out what to do with the tree that blew down on the track yesterday. Trunk has snapped halfway up, sitting on bottom half, top of tree resting on another tree other side of track, so trunk is high up like a bridge. Farmers has cut away lower branches so you can drive under it. Whole thing needs removing and it's over our telephone line.

Best and mt favourite hardy geranium and why......

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 09:21

I wrote "filled" instead of "find" above!

Bunny, we're going to England in April with the car. Will be visiting GCs.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 09:18

Morning all. Been feeding animals. Surprise parcel arrived in the post today. OH said I had to open it (addressed to him). It was the RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers. Hurray! It's not even my birthday (September).

Raining today. Just as well, got to cook today for Charity evening tomorrow for Cancer Support. Lemon tart coming up!

March in your Garden

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 09:13

Sorry, this is meant to be gardening in March. Raining today so gardening on hold.

March in your Garden

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 09:12

All lab owners I have met are batty about labs, same for Border Collie owners!  I've had Border Collies for the last 35 years. They are so intelligent, trainable and loving. My Tigger never steals food when it's on a table, but when a friend left her picnic lunch on the ground by her car Tigger thought it was for him - obviously, people don't eat off the ground he thought! He's had a thing about smoked salmon ever since!  Think it was Dave's dog's photo on another thread, so beautiful.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 23:27

Strange, since my last post nearly 3 pages ago I haven't had an update email about this thread. Had howling gales here today. Bit scary. Tree fell onto track to house. Was going to plant onion sets but too windy.

Best and mt favourite hardy geranium and why......

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 23:19

I wish you could get all those varieties here. I had the purple psilostemon one and the deer ate it. OH has now fenced part of the garden, but I can't filled that geranium for sale. It was heart breaking, in 2011 the deer ate nearly everything. They weren't a problem at first then they got brave and even ate the pansies in the pots on the terrace just in front of the house. They thought I'd made a wild life park!

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