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Posted: 27/03/2014 at 05:30

Good morning all - an early start here - I'm leaving in about 25 mins to meet up with my son and spend the day viewing auctions etc - coffee anyone???

 Edd, pot them up in quite large pots  - keep the dahlia and zantedeschia indoors and put the paeony in a sheltered corner outside  -plant the paeony shallowly, with the base of the shoots no more than 2" below soil surface.  

I'd then keep them in the pots and not plant them until after they've flowered - you can sink the pots into the ground where you want them to be and they can flower there and  then you can decide what to do.  

The paeony is hardy but is fussy about how it's planted.

 The coloured forms of Zantedeschia  are more tender than the white, so I'd keep that and the dahlia protected from frost. 

And you know about the dahlias. 


Posted: 26/03/2014 at 20:18

I bought a paeony from Wilkinson's the other week - they were virtually giving them away because they were sprouting in the bags - I've potted it up, it's been in a sheltered spot outside on the terrace and it's growing away nicely 


Posted: 26/03/2014 at 19:35

Edd, if you look at the first and then the second pond pic, you'll see the fences are being painted 

The Lovely Builder and his Mate have been fantastic - they carried on out there even when it was raining - they only came indoors when it was tea and cake time 

Clari - hope your health picks up - problem innards are a nuisance.

Mrs G - I'm sure everyone's enjoying a lovely meal in good company 

And Edd. WELL DONE!!! to you and your colleagues re the rescue - great admiration for you and those who do that job.  

Verdun. glad you had a good supper 

If I've missed saying hello to people today please accept my apologies - it's been hectic keeping up with the builders' need for tea and cake 


Posted: 26/03/2014 at 17:28

Panda ((hugs))

Well, the pond is coming along nicely

 Making a beach

 Need to get some more big stones 

It's not full up with water yet, when it is most of the liner will be hidden - the planting around the back edge will trail over and hide the rest. 

I had to pop in at the garden centre and two ferns and a golden sedge just leapt into my trolley - I only popped in for a birthday card 

I'm scared!

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 17:19

I've been procrastinating for over a year about creating a wildlife pond in this garden - where to put it; under the trees isn't ideal, but neither is the centre of the garden - and then, how big, how deep, what about the tree roots under this garden???????

And then we just went for it, OH started digging it so that I couldn't worry about it some more and then wimp out.  

When the tree roots became a problem our Lovely Builder and his mate took over and are finishing it off, and I'm absolutely enthralled by it already - we could have done it that way, or the other way, but we've done it this way and it's fine!!! 

We all get anxious about doing stuff, but look at it this way, if you don't tell people how it's going to be, how are they going to know that it's turned out different to the way you planned it? 

material for a 6" raised flowerbed?

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 15:15

Six inches isn't really deep enough to need a built raised bed - you could use tiles like this to make an edging with a cottage garden feel - would that suit your needs? 

Lots of questions

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 15:10
artjak wrote (see)

Ash, looking at the Farrow and Ball paint chart, I would recommend Calke Green. They are pricey, but Johnsons Leyland will do you a very good copy of this colour in much cheaper but still good quality paint.

That would be a fabulous background to Dr Jamain 

Need advice on very small, boring garden!

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 15:07

If you can plant in the soil, hollyhocks would look lovely against that wall - single yellows, apricots and pinky shades - hollyhocks don't need much soil to grow in - they used to grow in the crack between the tarmac playground and the stone front wall of our village school 

Who's poo? (Hedgehog?)

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 15:04

The Lovely Builder says Hedgehog poo too! 

Who's poo? (Hedgehog?)

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 15:03

Looks like hedgehog poo to me too -  it's what Hefty the Hedgehog leaves behind in our garden 

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