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Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 22:39

I like to see good quality plants, a tidy GC.  Great composts and soil improvers.  Plants you can grow in your locality, preferably locally sourced.  Unusual plants.  Umbrellas keep customers outside even if its raining.  Toilet as above - sparkly clean and smell free. No debris about.  Good tools and equipment - if you don't have it - can order it to arrive within a few days.  Decent and reasonably priced Delivery service - small cars are sometimes a challenge to get long items in  e.g. bean poles.  Reference books for looking up plants or PC to do that with (would need to bolt that one down).

Essential to me are staff who know what they are talking about, plant and possibly design wise.  My local GC always has a lovely display of plants in flower by the in door as a sample of what's in store.   Good luck

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 22:24

I haven't seen one in North glos, I've plent of food for them though

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 17:26

Hi RD,  I hope the water feature works as well as the sound proof fencing - that looks good, and will only enhance your lovely garden.  if you do in the end choose to move, you will only have to declare if your have had a dispute with your neighbour - to date you haven't, she's a noisy neighbour and there's not dispute as yet.  So any step along an official path will need the consideration you I'm sure have already given.  Good luck

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 23:19

Oh Heck what awful situations you guys have been in.  I'm dreading my new neighbour.  The previous one was lovely and not often noisy, but its been sold to a single guy....  Hope this can be resolved with them having a change of heart, but its likely to be the slightly less than subtle tactics.  Noisy wind chimes, barbecue - make it a smelly/smoky one.. Plenty of manure on your garden, but that makes it smelly for you too.  Have to tried putting their house on the market?  Ring and estate agent for them... maybe not.  the Water feature is a great idea with the one you have pictured looks lovely.  Have you tried joinging in their conversation when they start talking? Is she friendly with any of your neighbours, for you to try to get them on your side.  Its a huge problem for lots as it's the considerate and caring people like yourselves that are the ones to suffer not them.  Good luck and hope you get peace and quiet and soon.

If you could have any plant / tree in your garden

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 20:41

I think aTulip Tree I can't remember the botanical name, but looks beautiful but odd have tulip shaped yellow and orange blooms.  Magnolia grandiflora, ancient mulberry tree, wise old oak, Hazel trees, a lime avenue,Ossier willows  - beauty, pratical, food  ...................don't know where to stop, but just need to aquire enough land to plant an alboretum

Summer has arrived

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 20:33

Wow - what fab pictures, both photo's and art work. Well done all you forkers.  Gardens are all looking great, by heck there's some talent here.  I'm in Nth Glos and my apple tree has only just stopped flowering, roses are just coming out and clematis (not too good in my garden) are only just showing signs of life.  Its a bit of a frost pocket, so its been colder and more behind than any of your pics.  Geraniums are OK though but wont get the chelsea chop this year as it will be too late. Viburnums and aqualegias looking good too.  Will post some pics when I find them on this ' pooter.

The jungle in my garden needs to go.

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 20:19

Hi Fattony - how is the garden refurb going? P

From Ivy to Sculpture

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 15:44

You keep on plugging him.  The skill and result are beautiful and what is often hated when living can be loved in this way and a fantastic way to recycle something cut down.  Juat let us know when the website is up and running too.  By the way nice garden too.  Hope Cody can fulfill his horticultural skills.

my curcubit plants are dying off

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 08:36

Hi All,  I germinated some squash seeds, butter nut, onion, turks cap, acorn  etc, some my mum gave me and these were doing just fine for a while.  Last week after a couple of days in the cold frame, one by one they turns their toes up and died.  They were watered with rainwater, kept a little on the dry side.  On PM there is a good root system, no sign of aphid and no pinching at the neck where I would have expected to see if it was neck rot and that wasn't blackened.  They haven't been overwatered and there's been no frost.

Has anyone any ideas on why this could have happened?

From Ivy to Sculpture

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 08:28

Ooooooooooooh they're good - like them

Discussions started by daffygardener

Currant cultivation

Help and advice please 
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my curcubit plants are dying off

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Compost bags

What to do & How to recycle  
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Honeyberry

advice from my fellow gardeners please 
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