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breeze block wall

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 17:04

A rendered and painted wall can be a nice feature too. If you use some carefully placed specimen shrubs or planting and something like a sundial/ birdbath/ large pot which you can place in front of it, the wall will become part of the picture. It just depends how big a run of wall you have and how much of it you want to hide. 

URGENT HELP NEEDED

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:59

Nick 

The ground will be pushing them out a bit as it dries out. If you want to try and salvage them stick them in some compost in spare  pots, water them and tuck them away somewhere. If they come up you can always transplant them later. 

URGENT HELP NEEDED

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:42

Hey Nick - have you got three rockeries! 

Sorry.... If you want to keep the bulbs and you can get them out fairly easily, then you could put them in pots just with some soil or compost over them until you get the ground sorted out. If you know what they are just put a label in beside them till you're ready to put them back in. If they seem ok where they are, then just add some compost round them and leave them in there. It's not a bad idea to put a label where they are anyway so that you don't accidentally spear them when you plant up the rest of the area. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:36

I don't think we should allow lily near the sherbert KEF....

Cloudy here but still warm. We really need some rain - can't believe I said that! 

What I really need is a hosepipe and an outside tap 

Round Robin

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:32

At my last house, we had a young one which visited every day to get whatever fell out the feeder. He had his own little route to get there, and he liked to perch on a bit of clematis till the right moment! 

He also like to bathe in the water on the lid of a bucket of F,B and B, even though there was a large pond about twenty feet from the feeder...

Acer struggling under a leylandii

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:27

Hi Antony - it's a difficult one. The fact that it's a mature plant you've put in  would have meant it would struggle to establish anyway - smaller plants are always a bit easier. That said, it's in a very bad position so I'm not sure moving it would be any worse than leaving it where it is! Although it's a bad time to move it, I'd be inclined to go for it because it sounds very unhappy,so if you go ahead, thoroughly soak it first and also get the site it's going in prepared really well too. I wouldn't have it near a hedge either because you'll still have a problem regarding moisture loss. How near the beech hedge are you intending putting it and is there anywhere better you can locate it? In any case, dig a good big hole for it, clear any other planting, weeds or grass away from the site, and give it plenty of fresh compost when it goes in and a mulch. It will need to be kept well watered until it gets established. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 07:20

Morning all. I wish someone needy could have my job...

Another lovely day here - think this might be our summer up here so better make the most of it 

Off for a quick look round before I head off. Too tired last night to look never mind post 

plant id - yellow flower

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 19:55

I had a couple many years ago hogweed - (Scotland too - south of Glasgow) but it was a bit too dry for them - hard to believe I know! I had a border which ran along a boundary towards a large tree and it was just too much effort to keep them well enough nourished. They flowered well the first year but the tree and hedge constantly robbed them of water and nutrients so I gave up. I love them though.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 19:49

Evening all - been outside most of the day after getting shopping etc. Had to water everything thoroughly again and it takes me ages but lots of other things done as well. 

Lovely pix OL - glad you had such a good day. 

Off for a quick look round before I put my feet up now that I've had dinner.

What is this plant?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 19:42

It's a Phormium Mike -  about to flower by the look of it too. I can see a spike 

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