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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 09:17

The ones I've got are the same Ppauper. Theyalso ahve a lot of screws sticking out - ready to catch a fairy wing unawares....

I'm sure you'll get summat sorted with them Hosta. Great resource - and saves them going to landfill 

Paint colour for this wall?

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 09:12

I slightly agree with Hosta on this - for me the standout thing to address is the oil tank!

Underplanting Mahonia Media

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 09:06

Ooh - think I've slightly misunderstood - thought the OP already had a Mahonia in situ....

and wanted planting kind of in front of it....

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 09:03

Missed you there B'man. Hope today is cheerier for you  


Posted: 08/09/2016 at 09:01

How did we miss that one Verd? 

Happy Birthday - 21 again I suppose....

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 08:56

Just took youngest to work LP - b****y awful! 

Hosta  - lovely to have those young 'uns visiting. I'm 'well jell' as these awful people say these days 

I got two windows from someone who was having theirs replaced. Haven't quite got round to that cold frame yet...

You can have an extra bun then GWRS! 

I want to create my first winter pot

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 08:19

In addition to what Ladybird has said, crocus and daffs are pretty foolproof - just plant at the correct depth. Tulips need good drainage, so use a nice gritty compost for those.

It's normally recommended to plant tulips later in the year when it's colder, to avoid the viruses, so if you're buying some in the next few weeks, you may want to keep them somewhere colder for a month or so. I usually just plant them and keep them in a shady spot and have never had any issues. 

Drought tolerant

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 08:08

I had the Bronze Form Phormium in my garden round the corner Verd - I presume that's the same one, just  a different name?  Lovely plant  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 07:53

Missed your post chicky - I was wondering what DD meant about the chicks   

Take the camera chicky  

Has anyone else been looking at the lovely pix on the BBC breakfast news of Wild Britain. Beautiful.

Although they just showed one of Stonehenge and said it was Glenfinnan Viaduct...ooops!  

Last edited: 08 September 2016 07:56:17

Paint colour for this wall?

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 07:50

I think that's why I don't like blue Dove. It doesn't suit our climate up here very well. It needs careful choice. Reddish purples are better.  Beautiful in the right area, as you say. 

Grey foliaged plants can be tricky here too. Too much grey sky  

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