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when to plant spring bulbs? good winter plants?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:24

I have a very narrow border along my back fence Sam - it contains a real mix of bulbs, native primulas, perennials and smaller evergreens like Heucheras, Pachysandra and Gaultherias. Always something to look at 


Fencing Height Restrictions?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:21

Yes - fence heights depend on where they're being put up - ie what's bordering them. You can also replace an existing rotten fence with the same height but 2metres  (6 feet 6 inches) is the usual maximum.  As Steephill says - contact local planning for the correct details.

Hedges are a different matter entirely.


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:17

RB - that sounds quite...horrible 

Your campfire looks lovely Panda. Camping would be my idea of hell! 

Dove - I always look better in the mirror without glasses on - I can't see the wrinkles then 

What can/should i do with this?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:12

Looks like quite a lot of bits and pieces growing there Jason - some might have seeded there by birds etc. I'd lift everything- sort through it . Keep the plants you want and find appropriate places for them, and then plant something you really want in a properly constructed  border there. Grass should always be kept separate from planting as it looks messy and there's competition for nutrients and water.  

Is this an arrogance?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:04

Do you have a brother then  Verd? You know - Ding dong merrily.....


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 12:51

Hello all - just a quick lookin while I have my lunch. Horrible cold day here - barely in double figures 

fidget - b****y ludicrous is what I'd call a loan like that. But if you were a hard working young couple trying to get a mortgage....

Hope you get a break DD - sounds like one of those days 

Congrats GWRS 

Hope your first day is good WW 

when to plant spring bulbs? good winter plants?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 12:44

Autumn time for those, although bluebells are sometimes best in spring 'in the green' - which just means you wait till the flowers have finished and buy them when the foliage is still on them. Nurseries and online suppliers will sell them at that time. You can browse the catalogues of online bulb suppliers just now and order them for autumn delivery 

If you want more structure for winter, there are loads of evergreens which will do the job depending on the size of the space and the aspect. If you can give a few more details of your space there will be lots of suggestions Sam 

Help with my very narrow, long garden?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 12:40

Mgreen - if you want a shed - and it's always useful - you might want it  to look nice (brightly painted and with some lanterns etc) and have a seating area beside or in front of it, almost like a mini summerhouse. If you mark out on the ground (canes or rope) the size the shed would be, stick a seat beside it and take a few pix, it will give you an idea of how much screening you need to give you privacy. It doesn't  have to be big and solid - a simple screen of posts and mesh or trellis attached to a shed, and you can have a honeysuckle or similar growing on it to screen where you're sitting. Deciding on the most important uses of the space are the first step.

The plot has to work for you  


Posted: 19/07/2015 at 10:21

Morning all. Intended walking today but the forecast early this morning for the area I was going to was pants  Brightening up here now after lots more rain so may head somewhere later on although I also want to see the tennis. Yesterday's doubles was terrific - Mrs Murray's boys did us all proud. 

Glad you had some weather to get on with the cottage Liri. Bet you need a good rest now!

Hope Edd stays safe on his travels 

I'm not having nay probs with the site LP but it must be the browser etc that I use - there's been a glitch so the mods will get it sorted tomorrow no doubt 

Have a smiley on me 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 21:08

Try looking on  DD. It might make you laugh a little.

It's my daughter's favourite site for looking at the stupid things customers of all types say and do - and she makes pizzas for Asda so she deals with plenty of those types. 

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