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Old guttering

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 11:42

Hi Dennis - I think you'd struggle to get the depth for strawberries in guttering. You could try sempervivums, saxifrages and low growing sedums which don't need much growing medium  or attention, and will provide an all year round display. Mix grit in with the soil, make lots of drainage holes and site them in a sunny aspect and they should perform well   

Hedge not looking well

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 11:11

As the others have said Hannah, it's pretty hard to kill privet. Good housekeeping helps - clear away anything you remove. Vine weevil on an established privet is fairly unlikely. The lack of water after pruning is more likely to be the cause of the 'browning'  problem. Privet's like grass - a good spell of rain will help it spring back to life. It normally grows like mad up here with all the rain we usually get !  



Posted: 28/09/2014 at 10:11

Take it easy today Yvie. I think painting might be less painful than aerating!  My shoulders are still complaining from swinging a pickaxe and digging. I still have some 'window' boxes to do for the back fence but I'll need to get some battens first. Another one is ready to plant up though. They are a bit more like the Hanging Gardens of Babylon rather than a green wall... 

chicky - keep taking the tablets 

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 10:03

The white ones are lovely Salino but I've never grown them as I'd have to pot them and keep them protected over winter here. I'm tempted for next year though  


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:43

It would only make a difference if they were the small species/botanical tulips and were therefore planted too deep to come through properly. They're much smaller bulbs though so you'd have noticed the difference. As the others have said - they're probably  spring flowering ones and will be fine  


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:37

Liri - you'd think under the circumstances the council could find another solution for residents. 

The big buddleia I hacked to the ankles and started digging out recently, has loads of new growth.  I'll have to get the man with the digger to get it out  when I get the extension founds done. It's rooted under concrete at some point, so no chance. My shed roof needs doing too. So much to do - so little time.. and so many aching limbs 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:24

One of my new -ish Acteas/cimcifugas  which glows nicely in one of the shady borders. Love the scent too



Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:14

Morning all. Cloudier here but seems mild.

Panda - have you been on the bevvy and is the washing sitting in a corner of the kitchen then? 

BM - good luck with the house prep. Remember - the approach to your house is the first and last thing they see 

Can you tell I've done a lot of house selling and buying recently ....

Woody - dark purple with orange tones are a great combination. There's one called Recreado which looks nice too.  I was going to get some purple and orange ones for pots but I've decided to restrain myself. 

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:04

There's bound to be white asters for this time of year. I don't grow them but there's a huge range of those. I have Anemone 'Whirlwind' which is a semi double and a bit shorter than H. Jobert. Flowering it's socks off just now  

A little bit of variegated foliage is good too Will. I have Euonymous Blondie (green/cream)  which is great in my white border.


Posted: 27/09/2014 at 19:44

I get easily confused about lots of things philippa...

I always assumed OP was original or opening post. I don't really like abbreviations, much too confusing for old folk like me  

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