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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 

should i prune

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 12:21

He's done loads of videos on different aspects of growing and pruning roses - 

He is a bit of a star isn't he 

Apple and plum trees for small garden

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 12:13
samuel mc millan wrote (see)

thank you allan4711 iv had a look but it did not tell me what kind of spray to use to protect against bugs

What sort of bugs?  

Moving peony

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 08:32

It could have been unhappy in the wet and cold springs we've had lately.  

Or has the top dressing meant that the soil level is now too high around the crown?

Nut is good at paeonies 


Posted: 26/03/2014 at 08:26

Think Hefty may have thought it was a Heffalump Trap 

All sorts of stuff going around the edge, there are already ferns, vincas, pulmonaria creeping campanula etc - at the back a tiny thicket of coppiced hazel is planned, and some sedges will find there way there too

The planting is going to go right down to the water's edge except where the pebbly gravelly beach is going.  

I've got some biggish holey stones that originally came from the North Norfolk beach (appropriated by my gardening Granny back in the early 60s when people could take stones from the beach)  these stones went from Granny's garden to Ma's garden and now to mine.  I've also bought some biggish pebbles which will go with them to provide perches for bathing birds with short legs etc. 

The builders are out there now, cutting back the liner 


Posted: 26/03/2014 at 06:57

Edd - we have some grazing marshes and a river etc just the other side of the hill - they're a local nature reserve - we've planned to go for a walk and dip a jamjar or two in one of the ditches - don't think there'll be a problem with that 

Hefty was out and about earlier in the week - the havoc in the garden may well have changed his routine perambulation around the garden last night - he'll be back, I have no doubt - he likes his banana chips and mealworms too much to miss them out for long

Moving magnolia

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 06:33

I think Wadie is referring to regulations and inspections around Septic tanks in order to ensure that they work efficiently and don't cause environmental pollution  - no need to be obstructive or to prevaricate and certainly no need to panic - according to the info in the link above you'll have four years to sort things out. 

Can you show us a photo of the magnolia so we get an idea of it's size etc - to post a picture click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions. 

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