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Posted: 12/01/2014 at 11:51

We've been out in the garden deconstructing mouldy old bird feeders and putting up swish new ones that can be cleaned more easily - £60 worth of feeders - hope the birds appreciate us  We've also put up two robin nest boxes - one behind a clematis and one behind a water butt near the fig tree - don't know if the robins will be interested as this garden hasn't got a lot of foliage cover yet, but I was given the boxes so we might as well put them up and give them the option.

When I've had my coffee I'm going back outside to prune the gooseberries and autumn fruiting raspberries - it's lovely to be out there 


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 10:26

KEF ...........  probably not 


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 10:23

There are several clematis that would be happy facing North-east - Nelly Moser is one.  Garrya elliptica could be trained up there too.  Clematis armandii should be fine there too, and is evergreen.  You could also train a pyracantha up there if you don't mind the thorns - all that lot will create a wonderful nesting opportunity for garden birds 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 10:15

You're on Panda  Norwich Station it is!!!  

And possibly Woody too .... this is getting so exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 10:12

You're absolutely right about Leylandii not greening up like that.

I'd put posts and big trellis up there and plant a mix of climbers, including evergreen clematis - but you'll have to replenish that soil first and be prepared for plenty of watering - Leylandii are greedy and thirsty.  

Which way does that boundary face?


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 10:09

Juicy sausages KEF?

veg garden planning software

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 10:08

There are so many variables Tom, e.g. weather, soil condition, aspect, variety ........ I don't want to pour cold water on your idea but I don't think I'd find software helpful in gardening - so much depends on experience and judgement.  I hope that's not discouraging  - I find that reading books and magazines on the subject gives me background knowledge that I'm then able to draw on when gardening - I see the theory that I've read about spread out in front of me and recognise it.  

I've found that a helpful and inexpensive book on veg gardening is the one in the River Cottage series.

I'm sorry that's not really the sort of answer you're looking for but I hope it's a practical suggestion. 


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 09:05

Clari - introduce it to Stacey's chooks 

Good morning Verdun - it looks like we've got the sunshine today, sorry  - but enjoy your walk anyway 

Inula Hookeri

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 09:01

Hmm, I posted some suggestions last night then lost the post and gave up and had a G&T 

The suggestions I came up with were:

Echinops globe thistles 

Actea James Compton or similar with dark purplish red foliage

Lobelia Vedrariensis 

Some of the grasses with reddish purplish tinged flowers would also look good, e.g. Miscanthus Sinensis Morning Light


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 08:47

So you know who's eating her Chard ................ are you going to tell us? 

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