Dovefromabove


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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 17:42

It hasn't started here - but the temperature has dropped and the wind is getting up. 

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Posted: 26/03/2016 at 17:37
Topbird wrote (see)
Dove ...... Not for the first time do I wish we had gone with our original plan to move Norwich...

....

 

Oh yes, if you could please - several degrees southwest please - to get away from the north-easterlies

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 17:30

Today I've dug up and split my Geranium Rozanne - it's now in three pots and one has Wonky's name on it.  I've also sown three varieties of tomato, two varieties of cosmos and one of Centranthus ruber 'albus'.  

I still ache from yesterday's gardening

hedge plants on roof planters

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 17:23

Hopefully Adam has some figures from a Structural Engineer regarding the weight tolerance of the deck

hedge plants on roof planters

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 17:20
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

......I'd go with bamboo / grasses too. You want to filter wind, not totally block it otherwise I think you'll find them horizontal .

 

Or even worse - on top of a double decker bus down below

'Flitter arias'......

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 17:15

KEF, Ma had one of those too - there were a lot of them around at one time

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Posted: 26/03/2016 at 17:12

By the way, on Big Dreams the other night - as they're doing the 'reveal' on the sensory garden towards the end of the programme - does anyone recognise the gorgeous red-flowered grass next to the kniphofia - I love it and I want one

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Posted: 26/03/2016 at 17:10

Topbird - all the compost in the world has been delivered to Notcutts here in Norwich - there are acres of shrink-wrapped pallets of the stuff in the car park. 

KEF - what a cutie

Hosta - we've run out of HCBs and I've run out of energy to make any more - can your OH lob some over this way please?  And my OH probably wouldn't say no to a couple of beers either

Hiya Cari

hedge plants on roof planters

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 16:57

Hedge plants will need a loam-based growing medium and a lot of it, which in it's turn will hold a lot of moisture.  The weight will be considerable.  What weight will your roof terrace take?

How high up and how windy is the roof terrace?  I think that many conventional hedge plants will struggle in an exposed windy site.  They will also need a great deal of watering.

Have you considered using bamboo or other tall grasses as a screen rather than conventional hedge plants?

Plant ID

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 16:44

I think Choisya Sundance too Steve.  I've seen it respond very well to being cut hard back but I'm not sure when is best to do it - someone will pop along in a bit and tell you in a bit.

It looks as if some of the branches have reverted to plain green - I'd cut them away at the bottom as they'll overtake the golden branches and dominate. 

If it's happy and looked after it'll have scented white flowers - another of it's names is Mexican Orange Blossom - so I'd give it a feed of Fish, Blood and Bone. 

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