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New Garden

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 10:51

Lots of plants love clay once you get them established. I've always gardened on it.  Dove's advice is great - you can't beat manure for  opening up the soil, and Logan is also right - dig in grit and also compost -  when you plant. Over time the soil will be great  

Unable to start new thread on iPad

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 10:47

There seems to be a glitch of some kind flowerlady. Can you post your query here from your phone and I'll put it on the main forum for you and perhaps a few people will be able to help 

Help with my very narrow, long garden?

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 10:43

I remember your pix of that garden BL - very pretty. 


Posted: 18/07/2015 at 10:42

WW - I just read your post properly - how brilliant for you! 

Have another ice cream on me 


Posted: 18/07/2015 at 10:23

I'm not having any trouble with the site. I use Chrome, Windows 7 - I think. 

Help with my very narrow, long garden?

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 10:20

Mondegreen - the most important thing is that it suits you and your needs. You've already picked some plants so find the best part of the plot for those and create that area first if that's suitable. Always pick the right plants for the spaces you have. Decide what place is best for eating/sitting according to your own work/home life - by that I mean, do you sit out more at night or during the day. You may even want two small areas for that.

Remember that the quickest way from one end of a garden to the other is a straight line so if you have curves or offset paths you need to plant accordingly or build a barrier to stop anyone taking the direct route through your plants! 

Budget is also a huge factor so decide which things are most important and which things you can compromise on or do yourself. 

Half Barrel Pond

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 08:53

It's worth mentioning that insects, birds and other creatures may want to visit and use the water, so if you can put a few bricks (or similar) stacked at one side so that  they can perch to drink safely that will be appreciated by them. It will give the pond more appeal for you as well watching them visit. 


Posted: 18/07/2015 at 08:39


Please help. Oh no Weedol.

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 08:38

It's all a learning curve jingo. Think of it as an opportunity for new planting 

Breathing life into an old exterior brick wall

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 08:37

Can you give us a few more pix and some more info Simon? Size of the whole area, view from the area and aspect being the most important ones. It will help with more ideas and suggestions for your space 

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