Connie fr.

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Quick (temporary) fix ideas please.

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 21:21

I find that the many varieties of geranium are a quick fix and you will always have cuttings to give to friends or plant swops.They flower for ages and if trimmed back will give a second flush of flowers. Alchemilla Mollis also make a nice edge but care is needed to avoid them seeding all over the place.

I find that husbands are best kept away from the floral section of the garden especially when armed with a weed killing weapon.

Relocating my plants

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 22:35

Like it jo

Relocating my plants

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 21:27

Thanks for all the encouragement. I feel I have nothing to lose and it does seem to be a good time of year to be digging things up. New border was only planted last year so I am guessing the root systems should be manageable and I will just have to try the others - if it seems too big a job will just have to leave them. Even the mature ones have only been in four years so fingers crossed. I will let you know how it all works out.

Relocating my plants

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 10:42

Well everyone seems unanimous with their comments. The house we are in is rented, owners are moving back in but they are not gardeners. I had to leave a beautiful garden seven years ago just taking a selection in pots which survived well until they were re-planted. It is just knowing the effort and cost of the new border and the fact that it will not be cherished as I would that breaks my heart to leave it. We thought we were here very long term or would never have gone to all this trouble. I will have to give this a lot of thought but thank you all for your comments.

Relocating my plants

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 21:35

Unfortunately I will have to move house by the end of the year and have quite a big job to move many of my plants. They will have to be potted up as they will not be planted immediately but I have done this several times before but there are so many more now !  I have a fair sized mixed border which was made last year but hopefully they will be reasonably easy to re-pot. My main problem is a few more mature plants which grow over arches and I have already trimmed a climbing rose back to the height of the arch. I also have a couple of honeysuckles and a rampant passion flower. If I trim them how will I support them in the meantime.


Posted: 15/06/2012 at 22:19

I am inundated with ant nests. Have lived in France for over 3 years with no problems but moved house last July and since trying to get the garden into shape this spring have found an overwhelming amount of ants.They are only in the garden not in the house for which I am very grateful! The only thing I have seen in the shops here to deal with them is a powder but just wonder how many I would need to get any control. I am also loathe to put powder down as I have a very nosy dog. Have been trying a few of the nests with boiling water today so will check them tomorrow for result. I don't mind using chemicals if I can get rid of them preferably something I could water in. Hope I can find a solution on here.

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Relocating my plants

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