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Creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum)

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 22:38

hi was just wondering if anyone has this ground covering plant in their garden? and whether it is just the purple colouring you can get or if there are any other colours avaliable? me and my partner are going to be doing a stepping stone effect down at the bottom of our garden and was thinking this would be a lovely neutral plant to put in between the gaps any suggestions/ feed back welcome xx

Welly boots

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 20:48

if all else fails and you dont have any chance of them fitting you use them for plants i have my sons pair that are too small and im planning on putting his favourite flowers in them get him to help me although with bigger wellies you could cut hole in the side and put plants in from the side  xx recycling is the key xx

which plants would be best?

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 20:43

no worries jenny hopefully get raised bedding sorted this week and planting sorted wil put a picture up when done

which plants would be best?

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 20:34

thankyou for all your replys has been very helpful  

chris ill have a little look into these ones you have suggested thanks alot

bobthegardener love growingplants from seed and my partner loves Geraniums so think thats a win win lol

dovefromabove we are boxing in the sides as you were saying that way the raised beds will be secure and theres no chance of any mud/clay sliding all of your info has really helped and i will look into evreything you have all suggested thanks alot  also we usually get sun from 12 til 7pm  if this helps any? 

 

loving your pictures though kathy give me hope that i can grow things in the clay soil lol

which plants would be best?

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 20:32

thankyou for all your replys has been very helpful  

chris ill have a little look into these ones you have suggested thanks alot

bobthegardener love growingplants from seed and my partner loves Geraniums so think thats a win win lol


loving your pictures though kathy give me hope that i can grow things in the clay soil lol

which plants would be best?

Posted: 27/07/2012 at 23:13

i can see lots of people viewing my post but not giving sny advise??x

pruning a pear tree

Posted: 27/07/2012 at 20:31

i had a little look online about this and this is what is suggested i hope this is of help to yourself

The best time to do major pruning on your pear trees is during the dormant season, before active growth begins in the spring. Generally, it is not recommended to heavily prune pear trees. The more you prune, the greater the chance that fire blight will develop (the leaves and branches will look as if they have been burned by fire), and it delays fruit production. It is generally best to prune pear trees late in the summer. You will stimulate the least amount of re-growth by pruning after the trees have finished growing for the year and have hardened their wood. If you live in an area where there's a chance for winter damage, wait to prune until late winter. Give your pear trees the proper growing environment. Then maintain a regular pruning schedule to enhance the best possible fruit production.


Set a three-year plan to get your pear trees into the shape and size you want. Start with a plan for your pruning project - envision how you want the trees to look. The first year remove limbs that are diseased, damaged, upright, crossing and crowded. Suckers need to be removed as soon as you notice them to avoid them turning into woody, weak wood. The next year, thin out the tree some more and bring down some of the height. The third year, thin out the trees some more and cut down to the desired height.

Always remove pruned branches from the area of your other trees. Burning the branches is a great way to prevent the spread of disease and infestation.


Pear trees bloom and bear fruit on the sharp, short spurs that grow between its branches. Thin the spurs regularly. Older spurs should be removed occasionally to be replaced by more vigorous young ones. If you end up with too many small fruits set in one year, thin them out to let the remaining fruit grow large and not have to compete for nutrients. 
You can avoid ending up with too much fruit that goes to waste by thinning the fruit on the branches after it has set. Hand thin the fruits to leave at least 5 inches between the fruit. This will reduce your harvest and increase the health of the remaining fruit. It is especially a good idea to thin fruit on the high, hard-to-reach branches.

which plants would be best?

Posted: 27/07/2012 at 20:27

thanks weejenny never thought to put in in google search lol! ill need to look up ornamental rhubarb too

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/07/2012 at 20:21

its pretty sunny here in fife although there is a slight wind meant to be pretty nice over the weekend whats everyones plans?

which plants would be best?

Posted: 27/07/2012 at 20:18

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/10320.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 im thinking next to the fence about putting a mix of honey suckle and clematis's just to make the fence look less harsh need suggestions to which plants would grow well in the clay like soil x

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few things we have grown so far..

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garden before we started our garden design 3 years ago..

gardening takes time and patience end resukts and hard work pays off 
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Creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum)

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which plants would be best?

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