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Overgrown garden and novice gardener!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:59

Hi GreenNovice. Good advice from the others re taking it a piece at a time, although I know how frustrating it can be when you want to get it all done now! Another idea in a big space is to go round and take photos at one month intervals so that you can see what's there, when it flowers or fruits and so on. It also means that when you're tackling the messy bits, you can see what you've achieved when you feel a bit disillusioned. 

The flax can be moved but you might find it quite hard going to get it all out in one piece - it will depend on your soil and what else is around it etc. The good thing about that is, it will benefit from being split! 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:51

RB - I always love the bees when they have their 'orange trousers' on 

One of life's best simple pleasures - watching bees work away gathering pollen 


Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:49

Lots of rain here last week LP. Great for my new lawn though.. lovely and green and only sown week before last... 

Have a nice time Panda 

Bring out your planters!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:41

I had a similar issue when i moved here a couple of years ago - all paving and horrible gravel. I built timber raised beds of varying sizes along one fence which now house all sorts of stuff. This is from last year - all the paving and gravel has now gone :

Looked like this in May:

And this one's next to the above :




Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:26

Evening all. Rain has finally gone off. I love it when weathermen/women talk about showers...we get five hours of rain with a couple of breaks of dry-ish cloud 

Clari - glad you're ok. None of my business, but make your feelings crystal clear. I've spent too much of my life feeling invisible - and worse - and I refuse to do it again. This 'worm' turned three years ago and I wish I'd done it much sooner. 

Lesley - was concerned your OH was in the freezer along with the shoes....

Welcome Bushman - hope you enjoy the forum. 

empty concrete garage wall, what to grow?

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:13

My neighbour's garage forms part of my boundary as it goes beyond my back fence but is next to my car parking area. I wouldn't dream of putting anything on it and I would go mental if it was my garage and someone starting sticking screws, supports or anything else in or on it.

Safest solution fro the OP is a fence, or posts and wire, or trellis on your own side of the boundary to grow plants on. That way, there's no issue - now or in the future. I'm not in favour of asking the homeowner's permission either. They may say plant what you want on the wall, but people move house....can of worms and all that 

What is causing the petals to fall off my Dahlias!!

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 10:23

Hi flossy - the insects you describe will be hoverflies, which are completely harmless pollinators. Are the petals being nibbled or are they just falling? If nibbled, it could be earwigs - they're a common nuisance with dahlias. I think they do drop their petals quite quickly but I don't grow them. I'm sure someone else will offer better advice. 

If you can post a  pic that will help too. Click on the little oak tree icon in the toolbar and follow instructions.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 10:18

You need to put your new raised bed in here BM 

Think this is my star for the moment

 Clematis 'Duchess of Edinburgh'


Posted: 12/07/2015 at 10:16

Lovely BM.   I know how much work goes into that sort of thing. Whereabouts is it in the garden?

Clari's situation reminds me why I'm glad to be single again. I don't have to put up with any more c***. I please myself and no one else now.

Hope doc has packed plenty of warm clothes and woolly socks 

Don't worry - I'm being very lazy Lesley! 

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 10:10

Love BL's NY pix 

These were from my walk last week at Drumochter :

Not sure of this - perhaps someone can ID it


Young grouse who was running around with his/her sibling making a right old racket!


Painted Lady on the hydro road back to car

 Taken with my new camera BL! 

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