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Which way should I place the railway sleepers?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 09:06

Probably - do you have access to a laptop or pc? 


Posted: 06/04/2014 at 08:36

I think it may be over-watered - try letting the compost dry out between waterings - however the leaves need to be misted to maintain humidity around the plant..

Which way should I place the railway sleepers?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 08:33

Yes, a picture or two would be helpful.  Click on the green tree icon and follow the instructions 


Posted: 06/04/2014 at 07:55

That sounds like fun Clari 

Seed germination - any hope for ones sown too early?

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 07:54

Not sure what the audience age for CR is nowadays - MIL is 70+ and has an apoplectic fit  if she hears CR or even if he's mentioned in conversation 


Posted: 06/04/2014 at 07:50

Good morning KEF 

I've had a pad around the garden in my pjs and crocs, but am only on my second mug of coffee and not dressed yet - however, I'd better not be long as I have some tasks for the Under gardener, and if he gets busy in the studio I'll never drag him out again ......

help please :)

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 07:48

Hi Becky 

I think your plan of action is on the right track. When you pull up the weeds you'll find out whether there's a membrane of some sort under the gravel.  

I'd also try to 'sweep' as much gravel off as you can and collect it somewhere - then you need to decide what you want to do with the garden - do you want to create some beds and a lawn, or re-instate the gravel but with some beds around the edge - have a think, let us know and we can give you a bit more help.

It would be helpful to know which way your garden faces, and if you have any idea of soil type etc. and a photo or two of the space would help us to understand what you're dealing with.

To post a picture on here you just click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions. 

Forsythia question.

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 07:39

When we moved here there was a huge forsythia on a single trunk in the corner of the garden - however the garden was very overgrown and the builders who were replacing the fencing didn't recognise it as a shrub and thought it was unwanted so they chopped it down to virtually ground level.  

It's now nearly 3 years since that happened and this spring we have our first forsythia blooms - what has happened is that it has produced lots of long elegant canes from the stump, and looks as if it may be, as I had hoped, the variety Forsythia suspensa rather than the more usual and rather garish upright Lynwood type.   

It's been a long time to wait, but it's been worth it. 

My pond is a year old now but we haven't had many amphibious visitors :(

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 07:26

And the thing to remember is that frogs and other amphibians don't spend all their lives in ponds - they pop in and out for spawning and to cool down on hot days etc, but often live quite some way away - we used to find them in the long damp grass around the fringes of our lawns before we ever had a pond here. 

Ducks and geese fouling waterside garden, help.

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 07:20

It sounds absolutely idyllic 

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