Debbie 11

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May In Your Garden

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 17:12

david spikes - love the pics...your garden I pressume, looks great...

Question - we are taking up our front lawn and stacking the turf upside down in the hope of it turning into loam in 12 months (so i have been told) do i need to stack it all upside down or will just the top layer do?...yeah lazy me...don't believe in doing extra work of not necessary...

May In Your Garden

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 17:02


 before n after...hope they survive, checking them every am till they settle in...neighbours very impressed...fab weather at the min, been sowing seeds direct in the borders, fingers crossed...lovin' Chelsea...laughed at Carol saying there were lots of Queens at the show this year!!!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 17:35

what a lovely day...finally...have been given a great bamboo from a god forgot to ask what its called umpf, its got green/cream varigated leaves. have also filled the "adopted" border at the front, looks much better...knackered now...ha ha...

pics to follow...cant find the little thing to put card in from mob.,...hubby has soooo much computer stuff aka flaming mess all over the place...urgh!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 15:55

thanks for the welcome...note new "name" (shorter than Debbie McKenzie)

weather cloudy but dry here at the a young guy coming hopefully this week to fill up a border with soil I have adopted at the front of house-really belongs to another but they put up an ugly concrete fence and left an empty boggy length of planting space, I have checked with our local council and they agree it would look better planted up, so looking forward to scavenging plants I'm not too keen on out of the back to fill it up...will take a pic...feeling lots of ivy coming on to hide concrete and a clematis montana to scramble up the brambles...

ps paid £1.90 for said clematis this week...paid £14.99 for same thing at GC 3 weeks ago...crazy...everyone be sure to check out "cheap jack" stores first!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 20:09






 umpf...that was a bit of a fiasco...but you get the idea...the pots are an attempt at "normality"...Inkadog-paths are concrete...

May In Your Garden

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 19:03

Hi all...I'm pretty new to the site and love the banter, looking forward to sharing the highs and lows of life in the garden. Hubby and I moved to a bungalow by the sea, Rossall Beach Nr Cleveleys, Blackpool...what I call a big back garden (13x8 fence panels), 2 lawns, 2 large veggie patches = 4 smaller ones, battered greenhouse, lots of tatty paths, large patio and loads of paving flags down the middle. love it but it needs some serious work done, want to get rid of the paths and some of the flagging, a big job, have been quoted £200 to remove paths if we break them up and get the skip...must take some pics. Have cleared most of the weeds and mowed the lawns...ha ha...will post pics if I can...

Welcome to the garden design forum

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 17:42

washing line's never feature in garden design info/ideas etc. am I the only sad one who loves to watch the washing blowing in a beautiful garden...I don't want a rotary one...any ideas?

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 17:35

Rossall Beach...up the coast North of Blackpool, big garden, well to me anyway (approx  43ft x 63ft), but concrete paths leading nowhere, well, round 2 large raised beds with a lawn in the middle, then another bigger lawn nearer the house. Really enjoying mulling over what to do. BUT...looking at design comment on where to put the washing line (I'm a fan of AT and have his comment on washing line...he is male tho'...), any ideas? don't want a rotary me sad but I love to watch the washing blowing on a long line ha ha


Posted: 28/04/2012 at 17:25

oooh...the velcro is a great idea, will defo get some, need canes too...thanks

How and when to move a large Bamboo

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 16:42

It will be hard work to dig up and move...I have done so successfully lots of times on Bamboo's not so big. You could maybe get at least 4 "new" plants from that one, I "saw" mine with an old bread knife, its very hard word tho'...brute force and a temper works wonders...good luck. Oh ... if its leaning, try planting it leaning in the opposite direction, that may compensate for the wind direction, I'm not sure but worth a try with one or two of them to compare, if it works dig up the others and get them leaning too...I would move Bamboo any time, but if its hot and dry, water water water...

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