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bare root

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 14:26

Glad we could help - if there's anything else you want to know any time just ask 

You've chosen a lovely plant. 

japanese style but new to it all help please

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 13:47

One of the key ideas in Japanese gardening is to use 'borrowed views' so although you have only a small space, you may be able to devise a planting scheme which will open up 'borrowed views' of areas outside your own garden - this will make the whole space seem bigger. 

Another way of 'borrowing a view' and increasing the space is to have a reflection of the sky - so a pool of still water will do that 


Posted: 10/02/2014 at 13:20

Lovely Punkdoc - I've got some violas on top of the water butt by our back door for the very same purpose 

Plant I.D Help

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 13:10



bare root

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 13:06

Rabbit's on the allotment and other Q's...

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 13:06
Charlie November wrote (see)

I thought the fences had to go 18" underground to be sure. Let me check that.

Various search results say 1m, 36" or 48" high and some say 6" deep where some say bend the bottom 6" outwards along the ground and some say you should bury 12" of it across the bottom of and up the garden side of a 6" trench.

They dig deeper than 6". Trust me on that.


But are they smart enough to start digging far enough back from the bottom of the fence to avoid the bit that's been turned up?

Crows and Magpies!!!

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 13:03

It's illegal to discharge a firearm within 50ft of the centre of a public highway so not a good idea in most gardens. 

bare root

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 12:54

I imagine that you have something that looks a bit like this (it's a different sort of eryngium but the theory's the same)

 Plant your eryngium so that the top of the soil comes between the -1" and the 0" line on the picture - is that what you needed to know? 

bare root

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 12:43

Hi Newbe 

Can you give us a bit more information please - what sort of plant are you talking about?

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 11:15

Pounds?...... Stones more like! 

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