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Posted: 25/09/2015 at 19:29
Steve the Gardening Vet wrote (see)

Why? Stylish burning? Grave accuracy?


 That made me laugh Steve!

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 19:08

With smaller plants you would normally plant in groups of 3, 5, 7 etc if you needed to fill a large border. In fact, that still applies with bigger plants too.  

Use repeat planting on along border as well  

What should I do with 1000 litres of horse manure?

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 19:06

If you send it Royal Mail it'll be well rotted by the time Hosta gets it 

I have plenty of access to fresh stuff as I work in an Equestrian Centre. I created a border 2 years ago from compacted grass. Laid some on the top over winter and when the shrubs were put in ( with some compost added)  they grew like mad.

We also use shavings - most horsey people do now, as horses gorge themselves on straw. 

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 19:01

Normally, I would automatically assume front to back Lyn - but I thought the query could be taken either way!  

Not like me to be on the ball at this time on a Friday 

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 18:48

Do you mean depth as in vertically, or depth as in front of border to back? 

Front to back can be as big as you want providing you have the room - and the time -  to manage them. In fact, bigger always makes a better impact 

Vertical depth of a bed depends on what you grow and how you manage your borders. If you add manure or mulches you'll create a better medium for plants to grow in - and most will benefit from that. Around 6" to 12" is what most people aim for as that's about the depth of a spade 


Posted: 25/09/2015 at 18:42

Would rather eat my own hair than watch these programmes....

I love Jeremy Vine but the thought of seeing him in spandex and sequins.... I could never listen to his radio show again 


Posted: 25/09/2015 at 15:39

It's probably the best solution - if you can get hold of enough cardboard!

Not what you might want in the garden, especially in an area that's easily seen, but for an allotment it sounds perfect.  

Children in Need Sponsored Walk

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 15:37

Just a small update -  I've had a closer look at the form and I think I only need addresses and postcodes if you're a taxpayer, and therefore ticking the Gift Aid box, as they need full details to get some dosh from the taxman.

Otherwise, I can simply put an initial, surname and the donation amount.

Or even A. N Other 

Sorry for not being clear about that - it's all new to me too! 



Posted: 25/09/2015 at 15:25

Bye Bushman - has he already gone?  

Hope the sun shines in Fort Bill as much as it did for us a few weeks ago 

Just been to dentist - our appointment was 2 .30  - the only time dental appts should be!  

Think the song would be marginally better without Sam twiddling around in that falsetto voice....

doc - three hours drive even when you like your job is hard enough  Hope you can resolve that




Posted: 25/09/2015 at 08:10

Bushman - it's good to see the stereotype of Scots having a short life expectancy being put to bed  

Did 'Liz' turn your head and make you giddy then?  You old scoundrel 

Morning Clari - you sneaked in while I was typing 

Right - I'm off to work. Catch you all later. Have a great day everyone 

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