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My tiny back yard

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 10:21

Just to add ......think about the size of your pots too - if you get big ones at the back you can have several tiers

There are some great sites for container gardening - try googling Whichford Pottery or Harriet Rycroft for some inspiration......

My tiny back yard

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 10:19

Raymond Evison's Boulevard Series clematis are specially for pots and are lovely.  I was going to suggest hostas too - we have many growing happily in pots.  Box does well too - you could try your hand at some topiary   Some of the hydrangeas like a partly shaded spot - particularly the white ones, and they will really shine out in your space.  Its going to look fab 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 22:53

Nothing special Liri ... In fact, nothing at all . We mulched with composted green waste this year, and it really seems to have kept the molluscs at bay, along with the very dry weather we've had. Lets see what happens now we've had a bit of rain 

Rowan tree dropping leaves now?

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 22:03

Hi Sarah - doesn't look like a rowan to me.

Did the tree keep its leaves over winter?  If it did, then this is probably just the normal spring process where an evergreen sheds last years leaves to make room for the new ones.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 20:44

Snap here Yvie - showery afternoon followed by a beautiful evening.  We are just back in from a walk to make the most of it.

Found the bedding plants I wanted for my summer pots at the GC earlier - the last two trays of blue salvias, so I was very pleased.  I'll grow them on for a couple of weeks - can't believe its summer pot planting time again already ........along with the nightly watering routine .  I like it really - nice to be out there after work.

Dad is doing well thanks - bit sore, but cheerful

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 17:32

Thanks Joyce 

and finally, the first GJ of the season

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 17:30

We all seem to have Miss B !!

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 17:22

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 17:15

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 17:09

Lovely photos from everyone - this thread is a real inspiration  Here's some from my little corner of Surrey this sunny afternoon

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Gardens we have visited 2017

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