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New garden ... design ideas needed!

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 22:11

Firstly thinking the water butt has to move as it is not attached to any downpipe that I can see.

Also wondering is there a reason for the two levels of patio (paving outside back door and french windows) - could the higher one be dropped to the lower level - it looks like it may be blocking air vents or other end raised if air vents not an issue (just noticed the step down from patio doors!) With a level patio, you could put  an attractive open work (so you don't lose too much light) fence and gate up so a toodler could be confined to the patio in safety - a height that is too high for toddlers to scale but still gives you a view of the garden!

Is the whole garden sloped?

I think that wide shallow steps would be safer with a hand rail that incorporates a high and low rail for adults and children (hope that makes sense) to get down to the garden.

I would remove all the rubble at the base of your retaining wall and plant some plants there instead.

Is ther anything in the garden? Do the steps down lead to a path?

Gardening Survay for my Product Design Degree

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 22:01

Completed - all the best for your project.

Another plant id required, thank you please...

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 11:08

Also known as Kaffir lily.

Just saying hello

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 11:06

Welcome on board!  

Quince Quandry

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 23:18

Success! I have made lots of pots of quince jelly. Shared the rest of the fruit with other staff members who have also made jelly and membrilo. The jelly is a beautiful colour and smells flowery - tastes good too!

Can you help id a plant I've been given?

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 21:32

Thank you very much! I will tell the owner who gave me the offset and plant it up in an appropriate compost.I'm really looking forward to seeing the flowers.

Can you help id a plant I've been given?

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 18:22

Hi, I've been given a couple of offsets from my Mum's neighbour - not local to me. The plant grows in her porch and produces white flowers (no idea of shape or size). It is planted in compost and has grown to a substantial size  70cm in height and width.

The roots remind me of an orchid, the leaves of an inch plant....any ideas? Thanks


Talkback: How to choose slug-resistant plants - part two

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 19:53

In my garden - perennial geraniums, sedum, salvias, perovskia, asters not touched.

Quince Quandry

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 22:24

Thanks David, worth a try. I have plenty to practise with! It certainly must be a tried and tested method to have lasted this long! Thanks for taking the time to type it out.

best evergreen climber

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 22:19

I too would recommend Clematis armandii - I have 'Apple Blossom' which is scented. I live in Essex and have never had any problem with the hardiness of my clematis. It has a lot to offer. Scented flowers lasting for several months followed by new bronzed foliage and if you are lucky a second flush of flowers in late summer.

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