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what to cover a south facing wall with

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 08:13

Just to let you know that both my local "chain" GCs(squires and the Garden Group) are doing 3 clematis for £10 at the moment - quite small, but i have found the small ones establish better than the big ones for me.  Polish spirit is in the offer - have you got room round the back for a couple more ???


Posted: 29/10/2013 at 08:09

Dove - only 5 more days and you will have a fighting chance of redressing that balance.  


Posted: 29/10/2013 at 08:02

Morning - gorgeous here too - what a difference a day makes.  Wfh again, so will be able to wander round garden in my tea breaks making mental lists of things to do at the weekend


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:54

Fidget - your pond sounds perfect.  We have plans to create one - its gone on the project list.

Gg - sounds like an interesting selection - don't know that anemone, is it a spring or autumn flowerer?

about to hit the sack - storm/worry kept me awake most of last night, so i am now cream crackered.  Might read a few pages of Anna Pavord's The Curious Gardener before i drop off.  Enjoying it so far - will let you know if it should go on your C******* lists

Lost the identification label.

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:45

Love those pots Fairy!

Eynsham Red, think Fairy has sorted out the technology, so you don't need to.  But next time, if you can get a picture on your computer then you can add it in using the tree icon in the bar at the top of your editing box.


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:03

What plants are arriving Gg?  Like to share in others purchases

Halloween Pumpkin

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 18:43

Love yours, Andrew K - is it on a windowsill or outside?  Reminds me I will have to get some in - not been as good as you at growing them myself


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 18:41

Mrs G - think you might be just a little obsessed


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 18:38

Never seen PLs here, but we get Peacocks - which are not unusual, but very pretty.  Mrs G - glad all is calm. Panda - sorry you had some damage.  OH came home early and put trellis back in place, so we are once again deer proofed.

Chocolates - yes please!

Told Mr Chicky he was in demand - he is now strutting round with his chest puffed out.  Expecting the equivalent of "cockadoodledoo" any second now.  The welding machine was originally bought to "glue" back together various bits of his ancient landrover - but is proving to have very useful ancillary purposes

what to cover a south facing wall with

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 17:45

How about some sort of rambling rose that you can train along it rather than the usual up.  Don't go for one of the really vigourous ones (Rambling Rector, Kiftsgate etc) but one of the smaller ones would do nicely.  You could check out the David Austin or Peter Beales websites to find one you like.

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