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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 14:51

A shame aesthetically ... but probably much warmer

privacy fast hedging

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 14:49

Hi Sam

Are you removing the fences or planting inside them?  Cherry laurel is a bulky hedge - I think it'll be too bulky for your space.  Also whatever you do, don't plant poplars there - they're huge trees with a potential to reach between 50 - 170 ft tall!!!  Their roots will also damage your drains and the foundations of your home and those in the neighbourhood. 

Most bamboos are also invasive and if planted in the ground without anything to restrict the roots they'll spread across your garden and invade those of your immediate neighbours. 

Sorry to be a wet blanket, but if I were you I'd do what we've done here - erect sturdy fences with sturdy trellis panels above them, to grow a variety of deciduous and evergreen climbing shrubs to cover them.

To add to privacy you can erect plant covered pergolas for sitting out areas.

Last edited: 05 March 2017 14:49:48

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 14:37

Those 'chalky' paints are usually really good Obelixx - particularly for traditional buildings with stone walls or timber framed ones - they should allow the walls to breathe and prevent condensation/moulds etc.

I felt the same about Labyrinth - I've not been tempted to read anything else by her. 

Hmm - apparently there's no power in the athletics stadium in Belgrade - we now have an episode of Coast instead while someone puts a coin in the slot ...

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 14:10

So do I Hosta - soft sunshine, balmy breezes and sunshine ........ not too long now .... hopefully 

Pruning Cotinus

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 12:53

Is it a clipped dome that you're looking for?  Don't think cotinus lends itself to close clipping like that - it's an airy rangy plant by nature. Even when coppiced it has airy branches rather than looking like a solid dome.

If you want a clipped dome of that colour I'm sure there's something that would suit - possibly Hebe 'Mrs Winder'? 

Last edited: 05 March 2017 12:55:16

How to make a miniature chalk wild flower meadow

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 12:44

You can buy limestone gravel/chippings from most DIY places and garden centres

Worst winter

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 12:41

Glad the ambulance got there Jacqueline

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 12:33

Hello there Catnap

Still tipping it down here ... we've been to B&Q to buy some timber panels for painting on, and some more little pots for my sweet peas and now I shall get the knitting out .............

Fairy   lovely pic - must clean my kitchen window then maybe I could get a pic of our goldfinches

Signing into secret garden

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 12:28

Stephenie - I've flagged this up to Nora and the GW team - I'm sure they'll get back to you when they're in the office tomorrow. 

Last edited: 05 March 2017 12:28:30

Winter Walk at East Ruston Old Vicarage

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 12:23

Obelixx - several of us have posted photos of our visits to East Ruston

although none have been at this time of year.

If you put East Ruston into the Search Tool several threads come up

Loana ... I must try to get to one of their plant days ...

Last edited: 05 March 2017 12:24:54

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Pond mystery solved

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Anyone up for it? 
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Another ID please

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ID this flowering tree please

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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

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New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

What is blooming in your garden? 
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RIP Rick Parfitt

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Stolen wheelbarrow in Cornwall

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Brrrrrrrrrrr! Cold night ahead

Temperatures are going to drop like a stone 
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