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Garden design fails

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 18:20

She was a shining example of class Hosta  

We all got a good giggle on a daily basis - till she fell out with the husband and the house was sold to a normal person! 

What colour should I paint my fence panels?

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 18:15

A big boy did it and ran away.....

What colour should I paint my fence panels?

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 17:52

Hosta - you know what they say - once you've had black.....

Wild Pond

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 17:49

philippa  - at my last house we inherited a very large pond. The water mint was contained in several large piles of tyres at one end - thankfully!  It was still trying to escape and I pulled a good bit away from the surroundings to let the other planting on the nearby bank get a chance.  It had also completely choked the other pond which was about 8 x 4  feet. It's very invasive when it gets going!


philippa smith2 wrote (see)

  The pads rather than the frogs I mean



Unless it's a very, very large frog...... 

Garden design fails

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 17:42

Hosta - when I lived round the corner from here there was a terraced house which was owned by a lady who was fond of peroxide and a bit of leopard print.

The garden was full of tat and all the brickwork and concrete/masonry in the 'garden' was covered in that horrible reddish, slightly shiny paint - including the path. We all used to call it 'The Ponderosa'.  

What colour should I paint my fence panels?

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 17:37

I have quite a bit of black and Hosta's right  

It can also give a good backdrop if you want an area to highlight some individual planting, or bright colours


Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 17:11

A bit of a break in the rain and Denzel and Not Denzel sat obligingly on the fence while I watched through the kitchen window

Not sure which one's which  

Phyllostachys Bissetti

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 17:02

Can you offer a bit more info Steve - like aspect and what size the space is for instance. Can you do a pic with a wider view of the area too? That will all help with suggestions 


Garden design fails

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 16:56

That must be gorgeous pansyface  

B3 - takes all sorts doesn't it?  

Lou - I hate to worry you - but I love very geometric plans! I have quite masculine taste...

but I also love informal and wildlife ponds etc....

Phyllostachys Bissetti

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 16:01

In pots, on a windy, shaded balcony isn't really the ideal place for bamboo. 

I'd choose a different plant altogether if you want a screen of some kind Steve. It looks like they have very little light too.  Although bamboo can be invasive in the wrong place in the ground, it's not too rarely happy in pots. Not sure they appreciate always being damp either - they need decent drainage.

Sorry if that's a bit negative! 

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