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Are they any good?

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 10:39

LOL Aym280

Yes, am thinking how to better organise our compost area, Fidgetbones. We only moved in recently so the compost bins were just quickly put in what seemed to be the best place, but may combine a turning them with a relocation.

Hiding a bare leylandi hedge

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 09:09

I suppose I meant lost in that you would be loose the display you had created and the main source of support for them rather than necessarily the plants themselves

Hiding a bare leylandi hedge

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 08:51

I would be wary of using your neighbours Leylandii as the support for ramblers and clematis. They may npot be happy with any growth that comes into their garden but also you would lose your plants if they did decide to take the Leylandii down. Rambling rector is a monster and will easily grow 10ft or more of long whipped growth so you would need to be able to regularly climb up to tie it in. The Montana clematis are easier to control but I wouldn't use it unless your garden is the sunnier of the two and is it will always head for the sun so your neighbours may get the flowers. I love both these p,ants but have learnt from experience that they need to be managed and in the right place ( for them and for you to get easy access)

Are they any good?

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 08:36

sometimes I think my iPad must be spell checking someone else's typing? I don't know how wondering can be translated as indexing... 

Are they any good?

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 08:35

Thanks for the replies Dave, Watery. I was indexing if they reallly made things easier so will save my money and stick to and old stick and garden fork. And I agree, having tried to stir it regularly in situ it is easier just to take it out and out it back in again.

Happy composting x

Frog traps

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 08:29

We found an old fashioned dustbin at the bottom of our new garden with about 2 inches of water in the bottom and several frogs. They appear to get easily in and out without difficulty as by the time I had found a piece of wood long enough to act as a ladder they had moved on. It's ibviously a regular visiting spot as they seem to come and go with ease - must be about 3ft deep 

Phlox ID

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 08:17

Thanks Ladybird, I'll look him up. It is pretty isn't it. I haven't grown phlox before as haven't really been interested in them, this was already in our new garden and has converted me 😊

Phlox ID

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 14:30

Whoops would help if I had remembered to attach the photo ..

Phlox ID

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 14:29


am hoping someone can identify this lovely white phlox for me. It grows to 1m or so and has plentiful flowers which are daintiestr than usual phlox varieties (in my limited experience anyway).

its very robust despite having a lovely airy look, surviving all ten recent heavy rain.

thanks C

Shop bought multipurpose compost

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 09:04

Hello Dove

is the Nottcutts you use peat free or have you tried their peat free compost?

thanks Chrissie

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