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Monty's back with GARDENER'S WORLDS on 4th March

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 23:44

And we love you Steve 


Posted: 01/03/2016 at 23:30

How interesting GD. Did your Dad ever say why he didn't like horse? 

Lack of sunshine

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 23:27

Ah - got you Esspee. Been on the Campsies a bit but not since last winter/spring 

My back garden is sunny but exposed. It's probably the same aspect as yours. I used to live round the corner and it's amazing how much more sheltered it was because of the angle!

No rhodos in flower yet  - even my snowdrops are just starting. Funny isn't it?  

I know we joke about the weather, but I think it's been a fairly benign winter here. Drier than usual. It's the wind that makes the big difference - there's been less of that in general. I've been able to get out on the hills a fair bit and Saturday was great - two weeks ago was the same. More of that would be good! 

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Posted: 01/03/2016 at 21:01


Raising the level of a lawn

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 20:57

Looking forward to the photos LG ...of the lawn as well as the dancing 

The prep is always worthwhile even if it feels never ending. It will be splendid by the summer   

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Posted: 01/03/2016 at 20:55


B3 wrote (see)

Pansy I suspect he was the first person to call himself an expert while the rest of them just got on and did the job.


Which takes us back to the start of this thread B3.....

Hosta - just as well you have a dodgy knee.....

Monty's back with GARDENER'S WORLDS on 4th March

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 20:51

If it offends you so much aym - turn the sound off...

Lucy has explained which has saved me the bother. Ceilidh - yes exactly. You haven't lived unless you've tried a ceilidh with a decent band   

Rampant bamboo

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 20:48

The well behaved one I had was a fargesia KT. I think it's important to point out that, like many plant species, there's  a vast range of bamboo. Not all are rampant and not all are well behaved. They're not all reliably hardy either, depending on what part of the country you live in. The majority of those on offer in many garden centres are often the ones causing issues because they don't suit small residential gardens.  It pays to research thoroughly and to know your own conditions   

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 20:38

You could join me for a hillwalk soon Panda - you nearly have hill legs now!   

Any ideas appreciated

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 20:28

I think you'll have to compromise a little  Lyn.

A good trick is to use small trees or hedging shrubs but leave gaps to allow views to the landscape beyond. The two I mentioned have airy canopies so it's not like having something completely solid. Birches are good for that too. Hawthorn also provides a good windbreak - you could have hawthorn hedging along the entire length of the fence with a few groups of something taller to give some relief. 

It also depends how much depth you have to the border. The more space you make, the better the variety and amount of planting you can put in, especially in the areas which have the most shelter. 

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