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Posted: 19/04/2014 at 10:24

PG - take care in the sun today. I go brown quite quickly but I wondered if I would get a bit red yesterday as I was out in it for a long time. 

My gardening was a bit haphazard too chicky. Felt I achieved quite a bit though 


Posted: 19/04/2014 at 10:18

Thanks OL. I've had my porridge and fruit so I think I can call the cake and tea elevenses...

Grass to cut today. Didn't do it last night after tea, chopped up some geraniums that need to be removed for the lawn to go in(eventually) and potted some bits up. There's quite a lot of it so I'll put some at the back where I have the car along with some other bits and bobs. I still have to hack down the buddleia and attempt to remove it along with the tree stump from the dead tree I took out last year. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 10:09

I love those stone pillars/pergola up to the terrace BL. Structure is so important in a garden and you can't beat stone for setting off plants.

What tree to plant

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 09:33

Hi Sara - the crab apples (Malus) are also lovely - loads of choices and easy to obtain. I also like Whitebeam - Sorbus aria. It has silvery grey foliage and makes a lovely shape. 

PS - if you download one of the free ad blockers on your computer it stops all the ads - best thing I ever did!

Strawberry leaves

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 09:07

I've done this in the past so that flowers and fruits get more light Lynne. Doesn't seem to cause a problem.

What to plant in VERY tall, narrow planter

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 09:05

I'd agree with fidget. I often do the insert pot idea. Part filling  with gravel will also give stability to your pot as it's tall and narrow. Since it's that shape, a tall plant could look unbalanced so I'd suggest something round like a box ball, a small Hebe or a grass so that the planting doesn't fight with it and the pot is the focal point.  You could have spring bulbs for the early part of the year and something simple that will trail over the edges for the summer. 


Suggestions re a suitable creeping plant

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:55

Patsy - in short - no. Lyn's right - Virginia Creeper or Boston Ivy  (similar plants) look great in these situations but they need to be in the ground. The Hydrangea petiolaris as well. If you want to use a container, or have no choice but to use one, I'd make a big raised bed instead - at least 4x2 feet and a decent height  - 1 and a half/ 2 feet at least to give it a fighting chance. The montana would do well enough in that I think. 

Human irrigation system

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:40

Holding your hand today Mike. We'll all look forward to chatting with you later x


Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:37

Morning all - another lovely day here. Best make the most of it - this could be our spring and summer combined  

Am I too late for cake...I suppose it's a bit wrong to have it for breakfast isn't it? 

Off for a quick look round the forum to see what's what. Watched G'sW - think I'm enjoying Beechwood far more now. Meant to say - was it you MrsG that was worried about your Hydrangea paniculata? Jim is doing pruning on them - so try and catch it tomorrow 

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 19:02


Lyn wrote (see)

I have no neighbours, i stamp on them.

Lyn - that's rather cruel. What have the neighbours done to deserve that?....


art - I think it would be very entertaining! I was good at slug tossing some years ago when I had an unpleasant (and lazy) neighbour.   I used to chuck them over my garage into his garden - and I use the term loosely...midden is what it was. I was fed up leaning over the fence and pulling willow herb out to stop it invading my garden 

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