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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 20:28

As a new gardener I've been lurking on this site for a year or two and got some fantastic advice here. Thought it was time to show what I've managed to do since moving to this new house a couple of years ago but no prior gardening knowledge. The garden was a blank slate, basically patio, grass and piles of rubbish. I've now really got the bug and I'm chuffed with my first attempt at a border which seems to have really matured this year. Thanks to everyone for helping me along the way!

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Rose not rambling

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 19:30

I planted a snow goose rose in autumn 2012 to ramble over an arch. After not much happening last year, the rose is now flowering profusely and beautifully but.. well it's not rambling. It is still quite squat and bushy and not sending out the big long shoots I was expecting. Does it just need a bit more time to settle in?

Pink flowering wall plant in Scotland

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:12

Thanks fairygirl, I just think it's lovely. Will try to track down something similar and have a go at seeding in my walls.

 

Pink flowering wall plant in Scotland

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 08:59

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This fantastic pink flowering plant was growing on lots of walls when I visited the west coast of Scotland last week. Fantastic contrast with the wall and ferns. Does anyone know what it is, never seen it before.

Thanks!

ideas-for-an-old-path

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 15:09

Thanks Fairygirl. I'd quite like to have a path rather than turn it over to grass, as it is a well worn route from the house to the veggie patch!

I think filling the sunken area with gravel or bark etc might not be possible as it would slide down the slope. I had an idea of laying some reclaimed flat roof tiles I have seen down as stepping stones. If I wanted to do this, what would be the best way of laying them on top of the existing path without having to dig it all out?

ideas-for-an-old-path

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 12:08

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ideas-for-an-old-path

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 12:08

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 Please excuse the parched lawn!

ideas-for-an-old-path

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 12:00

To clarify, I have dug out the thin layer of grass/soil which had grown over the path along a short section, and I am thinking of removing the grass along the rest of the path. I'm just not that satisfied with the uneven stone blocks which are there (although I was expecting an even worse solid concrete path).

ideas-for-an-old-path

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 11:55

There is an old straight path running up the middle of my garden from the house to the vegetable patch at the back of the garden, approximately 50ft long. The path/garden slopes steadily away from the house.

The garden is mostly lawn at the moment (although I have started installing beds). I have only lived here a couple of years and the lawn has obviously spread over the path over the years and there is nothing visible on the surface other than a sunken walkway. Today, I dug out a short section of the path out to see what was below. The path has a concrete edge and the path itself is made up of quite uneven small blocks of stone - a bit like crazy paving. The path is lower than the surrounding lawn by about 5cm.

I am looking for ideas on what to do next. Do I dig the whole lot out and keep the uneven stone blocks, or could I possibly cover with something and install some tiles/bricks/stepping stones.

Will try to get some pictures up later.

Young cherry tree

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 17:06

I planted a morello cherry tree in autumn 2011. As expected, there was no fruit in 2012. This summer the tree fruited, but only with tiny, tart cherries. Is this normal for a 2 year old tree, and can I expect larger fruit in future years?

Thanks!

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Rose not rambling

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Pink flowering wall plant in Scotland

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ideas-for-an-old-path

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Young cherry tree

 
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Verbena and Russian Sage

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Planting aubretia in cracks in sleepers

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New plants but panicking over predicted snow/frost this week!

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