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Bored of my garden!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 15:36

thanks guys!!

I keep saying I will get a greenhouse when we move, but I really have to get one now.yes, I grow veggies,but I was looking to grow more peppers and tomatoes, I grow only cherry and a few peppers inside on my windowsill.

I think I will go with your advice bekkie!

greenhouse here I come!!!

Bored of my garden!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 13:55


hi guys

Ive been gardening at my garden for 10 years now, and ive got it just how I wanted it. its a cottage garden, with a (too)large summer house at the end of a long rectangle plot. (the summer house was already there and it was what sold it to me)

trouble is, im bored with it! I usually take photos, make an album, see where I can improve etc. but this year,well..

off course, Ive outgrown it, its only my second garden, and its not my forever home,we cant afford to move yet,and I feel if I do a radical overhaul,i might regret dad did with his,and hes so unhappy with it.

any ideas?!! ive looked thru all my gardening books and cant find any inspiration.

my colour scheme is pink,pastels,lavenders,white etc.

the summer house is annoying me,i need a greenhouse,my husband needs a shed,so we use it for this,half and half.i do have a mini greenhouse,cold frame etc.

any ideas?!! or should I just be grateful ive got a garden etc..!!


Clearing a garden

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 17:43

well done mr.toast! I took a look at this at the beginning and am thrilled to see what you've achieved. and yes, your garden is for you, not for others,it must work for you and your family.

keep posting pics!

Lavender bush

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 16:56

after 10 years they do get very woody and don't look so good.i had the same,and made the hard decision to take them out and put new ones in.they don't take long to grow,a good excuse to go to the garden centre!

Gardening Buddy.

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 16:53

my gardening buddy is my westie, judy. she sits on the deck of my summer house, looking like shes going to tell me what to do. its her favourite place. she comes up and gives me a lick every now and then,and a wag of her tail. sometimes a teddy will come out of the house,and I will find it up the garden path. now shes a bit older she sits on the old settee watching me,and often will go inside upstairs on the bed if she gets fed up.

you can see her tail on my photo!

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 20:35

I got into gardening thru my dad. he didn't give me a bit of the garden or anything, it was strictly his domain. I loved peas,and he would say I couldn't pick them as he'd just sprayed them.

it wasn't until recently I realised as he was an organic gardener, he only said that so I wouldn't keep pinching them..(my husband told me this)

so now I grow my own, mostly they get eaten when they're ready.and I tell my husband its a bad crop.again..hee hee

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 20:30

strawberries. they are so cheap to buy its not worth the faff. only going to grow charlotte potatoes, nothing else is as good!!

and not so many corgette plants. again.i always grow too many.and then end up sick of them,letting them grow into enormous marrows.

but mum loves them for her church harvest festival!!

Disease resistant roses

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 21:33

I have the same  problem,, got rid of 3 climbing roses, the rest are in pots and patio roses, you can keep you eye on these

I do find constance vigilance works. find it,get rid,tidy up.cut back.

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 21:26

did anyone see that programme with ian hislop called something like "the good old days"? apparently weve always looked back on the past fondly, forgetting the hardships. I wonder because its too frightening to think of the future, in case we are not in it?!

I stopped going on social media sites and various forums, as sooner or later people start being horrible to people they've never met, saying things they wouldn't dream of if they met them in person.

I see this happening here.what a shame.

ive just watched the film "the railway man"

makes you think.

we don't learn anything, there seems to be so much hatred.

be kind to each other.


Tatton Flower Show

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 21:03

I thought the same aliesh. I loved the floral marque, that's what I went for, but the show gardens being all over the place I couldn't figure it all out! and the programmes were £4, the cost of the tickets and coach for us was enough,without more expense, and yes,the amount of retail was way too much.

and the ice creams!! only posh magnums. we took our own sanwhiches and drinks. bought a few bits,and yes,it was great the different plants you could buy,fantastic variety .

did you see it on bbc2 tho? there were show gardens I didn't see!! then realised I had, they look better on tv!

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