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Narrow Garden Issue

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 10:17

Crab apple is my normal choice for small gardens, but I thought it might be too wide for this one. My daughter has a small garden and they have an espalier apple tree on one wall. You could always hang bird feeders on that Prunus!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 10:13

Morning all. Sun is shining, but not so warm. Good gardening day, but I feel knackered after the weekend events. Charity BBQ Saturday, Bring and share lunch here after Sunday church to finish up the BBQ food.

Novice needing advice!

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 23:46

Evergreen and coloured flowers is not so easy to find. Hydrangea Petiolaris is evergreen, but the flowers are white. It also is happy on a Northwest wall, not the sunniest. Roses have lovely flowers, but aren't evergreen and need more attention. Some would need more sun. Honeysuckle is fairly tough and easy. Some clematis have gorgeous flowers, but there are so many sorts, you would do best looking at a site like this one and learning a bit about them. http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/ 

If a plant is sold growing in a pot you can plant it at anytime of the year. Before planting dig the ground and add some compost and a blood, fish and bone fertiliser.

want to come back

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 23:37

Hello chica, I remember you from before. It is addictive isn't it? But does it matter? It's good to chat with other gardening people.

How do I keep my indoor herbs alive?

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 23:22

Mint will normally be too big for a windowsill, chives really prefer living outside, so does mint. Basil I usually find OK from a supermarket, I nip off the tops of the shoots to use and they grow sideshoots. Parsley can be funny, it may recover, or you could cut it up and freeze it in a plastic bag to use when you want. Don't overwater but keep damp. For the first days don't put them in direct sunlight, it may be too strong through a window, do it gently. As Nutcutlet says, they are grown to be used.

Narrow Garden Issue

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 23:13

http://www.crocus.co.uk/images/products2/TR/00/00/00/46/TR0000004640_card2_lg.jpg

 

What about a Prunus Amanogawa? It is a very slender flowering cherry. This is a pic from Google.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 22:57

Lovely, Liri. This is the garden gallery thread, if you feel like posting some more.

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/garden-gallery-2014/236027-111.html 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 18:11

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60564.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60563.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 And Dahlia Pooh is still flowering

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60561.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60560.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Autumn is just starting and new plants are appearing, like Sternbergia Lutea (yellow autumn crocus), cyclamen and Michaelmas daisies.

 

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 17:54

Just posting here again so I'll get to see some of the pics . Dove did you say you'd started a thread with pics of the last garden? Can't seem to find it.

Under-gardener Award

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 17:51

My UG does all the mowing, a lot of hacking back of overgrown shrubby stuff and all the repairs. He also does all the hoovering indoors and a lot of the washing up. But he is retired. 

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