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14 Sep 2017 09:14
Great!! I know what i'm going to be doing this weekend then. Soil wise, away from the ledge it goes down pretty deep so I can certainly get some plants in sooner rather than later.
The ledge probably comes out a foot from the fence. I think i'm going to be placing the pots closer to the fence and plant on the edge of the ledge to allow the roots to get bedded in.
The soil does drain well there, the garden is on a very slight slope (in the other direction) so fingers crossed they can get bedded in quickly before we totally lose the weather!
14 Sep 2017 08:30
Excuse my ignorance, but I've only really got the bug for gardening in the last year or so. I presume i'd be best waiting for next year before planting?? Colour wise, i;m looking for a mixed bag of bright colours.
13 Sep 2017 16:59
Fantastic photo, would love to have some hogs in my garden. Did have a few visit us at the old house.
13 Sep 2017 16:24
There is a lot of drainage there, After digging around it the other day sorting out the edging. I'm thinking if I plant between the fence and edging i'll stand the best chance? Sorry i'm at work so don't have a chance to take any photos of what I mean.
13 Sep 2017 16:18
Thank you for the ideas. Just trying to get everything prepped for next year now.
13 Sep 2017 16:01
Yes there is soil on the top, but I dig a fork in there and get the bone shaking crunch as it hits rock. I don't want to go too crazy just a few plants to break up the pots. I'll take a look at the options you have suggested. The closer I get to the edge, the deeper the soil goes. I just don't want to have them all on one side and the pots behind as it can look a bit mish mash.
13 Sep 2017 15:48
It gets most/if not all of the sunshine throughout the day. Great little spot, it's just a shame about the poxy concrete!
13 Sep 2017 15:40
I'm in a muddle!!
We have just put edging down one side of the garden, to then cover with shingle and have some pots on. However I would really like to plant a few plants in bedded into the gravel under the membrane.
The problem is, that where the fence is, there is about a foot of concrete coming from down the whole length of the fence and its really frustrating trying to get deep enough to plant anything.
Is there anything that has really shallow roots, that I can put down between the pots to break it up a bit, or am I wasting my time totally, and should just stick with the pots??