Latest posts by Fairygirl

Blackberry Fence

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 13:28

Do you mean you wouldn't be allowed to erect another 'internal' fence GViking? What a right royal pain. Must make it very difficult for you  

Hopefully Redwing's suggestion will be possible.  There must surely be suppliers who will be able to get you hedging relatively easily. Some good jaggy stuff to make them think twice - I can vouch for blackthorn!   


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 11:28

Ooh err missus...they're...small....  

Garden poetry

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 11:26

David - yours is somewhat better quality than mine was!  

I love Simon's too 

B3 - you lowered the tone far more than I did... made me titter!   

Can't insert a link!

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 11:23

You can raise the issue with the tech team Papi Jo. There won't be anyone there just now though - need to wait till tomorrow  

Blackberry Fence

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 11:01

That's disgraceful GViking. You might be better putting up your own fence just inside theirs. That way, you can grow whatever you want against it and along it, and if they try to damage it, they're breaking the law, which has consequences. 

Good luck with it - neighbours can be very unpleasant  

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 10:28

Flippin' 'eck Dove - seasonal goonies!  

Now that's posh....

Can't insert a link!

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 10:27

I can never get the button to work. Sometimes it works later on after you try it initially - daughter helps me with it though! 

It's why I never do links  

Plants for pond edge

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 10:25

Wondered when you'd appear Hosta!  

Great for overhanging a pond edge. The plants - not you Hostie   

Which trees to plant in a small ish garden?

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 10:22

I'd echo Tetley's Amelanchier. Delightful in several seasons. It's a very small space if you want five trees though. You could also try a Sorbus  (Mountain Ash/ Rowan) which have fairly light canopies - but bear in mind that 5 trees of any kind  will create a fair bit of shade once they get going in a space that size. 

 You'll also have to be careful with leaves in  the pond so make sure you can  get access to net it if you pick deciduous trees. 

North-east facing front garden ideas

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 10:16

You could simply make that one along the back deeper - about four feet. That will give you a lot more scope, or take a curve from the start of the left hand one across to meet the other side.  Draw a simple plan on paper and play about with shapes if you want to make anything bigger.  

It's hard to see in your pic but I assume that the 'rear' wall is stepped up at the right side to meet the right hand wall? You could have lower growing planting on the left side which would spill over the wall and soften it a bit. Roses might be good for there - I don't grow roses but you could start a specific thread for suggestions if you liked that idea. Carrying on with pansyface's suggestion, some of the smaller evergreen Azaleas would also be fine there. 

Think about colour too - keep the flower colours to a minimum to avoid a clashing look, but if you want a riot of colour then go for it - and keep the foliage colour similar to avoid giving you a headache!  A repeat of something like Hellebores will tie everything together, and you can also do that with bulbs for this time of year. 

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