Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

100ft Woodland Garden Design

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 16:44

If it looks daunting then start on a small bit at a time, having made a basic plan of what you want.

Is it just the back you want advice about or the whole thing? I would start with the shed and where you want it exactly as you will need somewhere to keep your tools. Then I'd deal with the area nearest the house so you have something nice to look at and gradually move back as you deal with each bit. No need to rush in and do it all at once. It's quite long so you could divide it with trellis or a pergola for growing climbers and dividing it into "rooms".

Will you want vegetables? Most like a sunny spot.

As you have just moved you probably don't know what has already been planted. So there is something to be said for raisingirl's advice to wait and see what's going to come up, bulbs etc.

Keep the grass mown and existing beds weeded and have a look on the Internet, maybe buy a book about garden design and draw some designs to be thinking about.

Wild cherry tree?

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 16:28

A photo would help to identify it.

I have wild cherries, the fruits are yellow and red and quite sweet to eat with almost normal cherry type stones. They are quite big trees. I just cut off bits that are in the way in summer.


Posted: 20/08/2017 at 16:24

They look like scale insects. They are quite resistant. They suck sap.  Start by scraping them off and look up on the Internet what to do next. I'm afraid I haven't found a total cure. Others may advise you better.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 16:11

Dacha, looks like a cabbage white butterfly. It's caterpillars will enjoy any brassicas in your garden!

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 16:10

Liri  That one isn't even very pointy!

OH is back, been mowing the lawns. I've been deadheading and tying up plants.

Been trying to lose weight while OH was away. No potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or sauce. Not much wine. Main meal at mid day (OH likes it in the evening), just half a usual helping of meat and some veg from the garden and just a glass of gazpacho in the evening. No result at all

National Garden Scheme

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 22:24

Sounds my sort of programme, thank you.
I wish they would do another series of that programme showing gardens being picked for the NGS.

TINY front garden area ideas...please

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 22:11

I was going to say the same as hogweed. Depends what you like the look of. You could have colourful annuals in summer and pansies or violas in winter. You would have to change the display each season. Or you could plant something more permanant like a camelia (which needs an acid compost) or something contemporary like grasses. There are many books and garden magazines with ideas for pots. Or go to your garden centre and see what you like.

Help and recommendations choosing a plant...

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 22:04

It will need watering as the leaves keep the rain off, especially as it will live in a pot. And a feed in the spring.

Finding Felco

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 22:02

I have size 2, best secateurs I've ever had, so I bought 2 more, one for the greenhouse and veg garden, one for front and one for back. I have a big garden and a lot of roses. I am a woman with largish hands.

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