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Ideas for a north border

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 18:13

The area does get a little sunshine and it might be worth trying something like Osmanthus. Many plants seem to do alright further along in the border. Perhaps the biggest problem will be my soil which is sandy and dry.

Ideas for a north border

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 16:50

That sounds good Fairygirl, I will have to get to my nearest garden centre and look these plants up. The Pyracantha that was removed was huge and therefore there is a big gap to fill. Thank you for your suggestion. 😊

Ideas for a north border

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 07:11

Thank you hogweed, I will certainly consider sarcoccocca humilis. It seems that it is quite an accommodating plant and the flowers would be very welcome in the winter 😊

Ideas for a north border

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 13:46

I have just had a very large Pyracantha removed from a fairly shady area and would like to fill up the space left with something that will be ok to look at in the winter.I appreciative the light now coming into my garden so don't want anything too tall. It doesn't have to be evergreen but perhaps have an interesting shape for the winter months. Any ideas would be much appreciated, thanks in advance!

Bird feeders

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 13:43

What fantastc photos Johnny, is that a long-tail tit I wonder?  It really trusts you. 😊

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 14:15

Lovely day here in Cheshire and I should get my washing dry. I had a Pyracantha removed on Tuesday as OH was struggling each year to keep it in check. Thank goodness the weather allowed the young men to get on with the job. I would think twice now before planting anything so prickly.🙄

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 07:01

Welcome  to the forum Inglezinho. It is always interesting to us weather watchers to know what the weather is like in other parts of the world and learn how you cope with the conditions there. When I travel to hot countries I am always facinated by how plants survive extreme weather. 😊

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 18:01

Robert you don't say what part of the country you live in. Maybe it will be better for you tomorrow and in the meantime put your feet up and conserve your energy for later!  You seem to have lots of plans to  mull over 😊

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 07:01

Not too bad here in Cheshire yesterday. Some nice sunshine developed later in the day but cloud soon returned. It has rained in the night and looks like being a dull wet day. Our heating came on yesterday but isn't on this morning so I guess it must be a bit warmer. This weather is disappointing for the children on holiday. It will brighten as soon as they go back to school, it always does! 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 15:56

GWRS, I would be glad to see the storms around actually arrive as this mugginess is horribe and a good storm might clear the air and---water the garden! We, in the north west usually get the rain before everyone else but that s not happening at the moment. 

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