Latest posts by Dovefromabove

General thoughts?

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 15:06

What a lovely garden - so full of potential - I agree with everything said by Obelixx above   and what wouldn't I give for a fenced off hidden space for the compost bins, tools, bags of manure, compost, surplus pots that will be needed at a later date - all that sort of thing - envious gardener here

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 14:39

I've signed the petition, but I doubt if Trump and his entourage will pause and reflect on anything - they are so full of arrogant self belief and believe that everyone else is either evil or deluded. 

Quick Growing Hedge/Conifers?

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 14:29

I think a row of tamarisk interspersed with some of the taller grasses would make a good screen.  Tamarisk copes really well with wind and salty air - it filters the wind rather than making a solid barrier which can cause a lot of problems with turbulence and wind eddies in a spot like that.  It's also very attractive in the summer which is when you'll be there to enjoy it.

However, I've never grown it in containers - can I suggest that you contact these people and ask their advice as to it's suitability for container growing, and the size and spacing of containers.

I hope that's helpful

Quick Growing Hedge/Conifers?

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 12:32

Do you plan to be there throughout the season? Large plants in pots will require watering most days, sometimes twice a day, in the summer and early autumn. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 12:25

I just popped up to the gc for bird food. They had a display of gorgeous Hellebores ericsmithii 'Molly's White'.  Ma was known as Molly to her siblings - she didn't really like the name but I couldn't resist buying one ... Any excuse to buy hellebores 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 12:18

Clari - OH says sit in the fire engine cab, go Brmm Brmm and Ding Ding a lot and sing the Pugh Pugh Barney Mcgrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub song ... 

Last edited: 30 January 2017 12:19:50

How can we improve drainage & prevent a bog (photos)

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 09:25

that soil looks as if it just needs lots of organic matterdug in to attract the worms - they will aerate it and improve the drainage. Do that and it'll improve it no end. No need for drains. 

Last edited: 30 January 2017 09:26:01

Privacy problems

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 09:15

Hi Dan  Welcome to the forum 

Anything that grows to that height quickly is going to continue to grow at a fast rate and require a lot of maintenance - professional hedge trimming twice a year is expensive or doing it yourself requires ladders and good quality equipment as well as your time. 

A solid hedge of that height may well cast a lot of shade into your garden (depending on the aspect)  and could make being in your garden feel like being in a green box. 

Our solution has been to have two ft trellis panels fitted above the fence - we are growing clematis and honeysuckles on them, but roses would do as well and provide an element of increased security as well. 

Last edited: 30 January 2017 09:17:27

Quick Growing Hedge/Conifers?

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 08:57

That will involve a lot of large pots - what watering facilities do you have? 

Also, top heavy pots are going to blow over in a windy spot.

Can you post a photo of the site to give us some idea of your options? 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 08:49

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

Damp and grey here and I think it's probably milder than it has been of late, but as I'm still in bed it's hard to tell. 

Fairy ((hugs)) 

I did the Birdwatch yesterday - more birds than previous years and a good range - good to see a greenfinch, lots of  blackbirds, a pair of robins, lots of goldfinches and chaffinches but the dunnocks and long tailed tits kept hidden. 

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