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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 

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 

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