Posted: 17/10/2012 at 19:33
wow, lots of really good advice and hints here, thankyou everyone a reasonably dry and sunny day on sunday meant for once i did actually get into the garden on sunday, accompanied by my trusty followers, my 3 and 4 year old daughters with their little hand shovels and full of willing!!! i moved a fuschia which absolutely exploded this summer into a decent sized bush for my garden; couldnt bring myself to bin it so am crossing my fingers that it survives the move, it had to be moved though as it had grown right across the path, i also moved a little shrub which i have no idea what it is but if it survives the move then all the better; saves me buying more plants to fill the gaps!! also planted the garlic, rhubarb, lavender, sage etc and it is now looking rather promising as opposed to an abandoned sorry little patch!!! i definitely want to find some bay and love the idea of growing it tall and plaiting it dovefromabove, great idea
I also am going to have a go at the other ideas you've all come up with; i'll never know if it works until i try eh?!
thankyou all so much for the help, you're all fab