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ideas for raised beds -new garden

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 13:14

Great opportunity Helenita 

When you say south west facing - did you mean the house? If so - the raised beds will technically  be north east facing, with a bit of sun coming in from the 'sides' if you're not overshadowed by any buildings etc. 

You'll be able to put a good variety of things in them anyway. Clematis can be planted in the end of your raised beds and trained up the fence and over the pergola, so that won't be an issue. Better - and easier - than keeping them in pots. 

Have you an idea of colours you like or style of planting?

HELP!!!! Calla Lily Outgrowing Pot, Not Blooming and Droopy

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 13:03
spider7 wrote (see)

Major oops, played a blinder there didn't I?



What is this found in the garden this morning

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 13:01

Lovely dunvegan 

Not sure we get them here in the central belt. I've never seen one anyway. Hope they get to adulthood safely 

Instant Gardener

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 12:58



Verdun wrote (see)



Heaven forbid any over zealous politician gets hold of such nonsense.


They will - if they think it will help deflect everyone's attention from the real issues that they want us to forget about Verd.


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 12:54

Just read your post Bushman - only 2 Munros on the Bookil - one at each end and two minor tops in between. The first minor top after Stob Dearg is a killer though - or it was for me! Very steep. The only Glencoe Munros I've not done are on the Aonach Eagach ridge. Have to take my brave pills for that I think! Bidean's my favourite walk.

One of my Hellebores is covered in flowers just now Dove. Paler than they are at the  usual time of year. Think I have some vine weevil damage on it though, so I've been keeping an eye out for adults to squish.


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 12:39
Bushman2 wrote (see)

Yup made that mistake once an only once fairy. Forgot to pack a change of clothes an got a real soaking. Drove home wearing a towel!!! good job it was dark

  Lucky you had the towel!  

I chucked one that size the other night fast do they go again? 

or maybe he caught a train....

Getting cloudy and windy here- rain on the way

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 11:31

I feel a bit guilty about constantly removing the healthy seedlings at the rear of  my garden 

It's not a suitable site for them though 


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 11:30

Longshanks - it's what we do best - pessimism 

I'm pretty much giving up on my toms. Very few will ripen with the low temps. Even daytime temps have been very low through July.  Hopefully next year will be better - last two years have been terrific. If you've nothing forming - it's highly unlikely you'll get any fruit now. I've only got about 15 or 20 fruits on the vines and I'm just cutting my losses and chucking the plants which have nothing, or very little. 


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 11:25

No camping for me Bushman. I like my en suite facilities!  The two and a half hour journey home didn't help ...good job I had clothes to change into!  

HELP!!!! Calla Lily Outgrowing Pot, Not Blooming and Droopy

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 11:23

It's a Calla the OP has, rather than a Canna, spider. You're right though, Cannas outgrow their surroundings very quickly!  

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