Dovefromabove


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When dreams come true ...

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 15:13

Isn't it lovely when dreams come true?


A couple of years ago we were staying in a hotel in London right by Tower Bridge at this time of year - there was a large planting of Sarcococca confusa outside the hotel and the perfume was amazing. 


When we got home I spent a birthday garden voucher on a Sarcococca and placed in in the front garden near the front door.


This morning when I opened the door and stepped outside the perfume hit me for the first time ................. simply wonderful


Tell me about times when your dreams have come true ......

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.


https://www.ashridgetrees.co.uk/tamarisk-tamarix-tetrandra


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? 


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