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Help with filling in a box hedge

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 17:15

You'd need to access them sam, which means some sort of solid footing - so you might be best with Tetley's suggestion.

Peonies are beautiful in that kind of situation,underplanted with bulbs for spring, and some smaller structural planting  with other perennials or annuals to follow on. Strong colour but all unified, rather than a bit of this and that. That gives a more formal look.

If you want a more informal look, that would work well too, but again, you need to get in amongst the planting for deadheading etc. Some structure will help set off the blousier stuff round it  

What is taking over my garden

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 12:50

Plenty of manure, compost and grit added to your clay will pay dividends MsGFingers. Add some every time you pant something new too.Those additions will really open the structure up and allow you to garden more easily.  

I've gardened on clay all my life and it's by far the best medium for plants if you get the structure right. Vital for me to do it because of the high rainfall and long, cold winters, which doesn't favour many plants. 

Plants resistant to slugs

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 12:44

I grow very few perennials now because of slug issues here. Makes life easier 

As Verd says, grasses are good  and I grow Astilbes and Jap Anemones, and Tiarellas as well as Heucheras. They don't touch them They don't seem to bother with Pasqueflowers (Pulsatilla) either - very pretty at Easter. Geraniums are good, Sedums, and they don't touch the Acteas either. I grow quite  plants hard too which does help a fair bit. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 12:39

Hosta - I think Dove's been on the famous 'tonic wine'...beloved of many a 'jakey'...

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                    <div class="dateposted">Posted: 08/03/2016 at 08:18</div>
                    <p>I know the type.  The falling ones are quite well known Hosta. Hope it settles soon x</p> <p>Off to t

I'm digging a pond by hand...

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 08:05

Steve - you have my sympathy - about removing the pond not the proposing 

It'll take you a while - will you have some help to save your back from too many aches and pains?  The liners are so much easier to deal with though. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 08:01

Our posts crossed Hosta - I didn't want to tempt fate and mention your sleeping/not sleeping situation! Great to lose the weight - I expect the weird dreams will gradually go, but it can be difficult to deal with when they're so vivid.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 07:58

Morning all - where's Pat - is she ok?  

Our nice alpine spell is over - back to rain and wind. Oh well....

Hope all goes well in your new ventures Edd. What's that saying about one door closing...

Glad you had a good time with Charlie DD  

Grow bags, where are they?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 07:53

I think it's possibly a little early ddaisy. Most people use them for tomatoes which wouldn't be at the stage for grow bags just yet. Probably in a few weeks the GCs will be overflowing with them! 

Help with filling in a box hedge

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 19:32

Oh - I've answered on your other thread Nichola! 

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