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amazing-garden-statues-for-sale

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 18:57

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decking/paved-gardens

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 15:00

Pat unfortunately you won't really know till you lift it. Depends what's been there beforehand. If it's a new build the soil probably won't be great anyway. Decks are sometimes built over existing patios too so it's a bit of a lottery. I think you have to accept that you'll probably need to put a bit of soil/compost/nourishment and tlc in no matter what.

gardeners-world-presentation

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 11:20

I just hope this thread isn't going to go down the road of the 'anti Monty Don' ones that have been around in the past. 

There's lots of people on tv that I don't care for but plenty of other people like. Isn't that why there's an off switch?

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 10:17

Morning MrsG- you steer clear of the vino now....

Tina- great result with the dog. He must have known it was making so much noise but he'll not want to admit it now. People are so thoughtless nowadays- no consideration for other people's feelings. Now you'll get peace to plant your new 'tall' plants! Do you want perennials? Foxgloves are easy if it's a shady spot. Alliums and Verbena bonariensis if it's sunny. Verdun will want you to have Agastaches! 

KEF I may need to use a cloth and a steam machine too and no chance of sun today 

Got a new sack barrow the other day  so I'm desperate to shift some slabs for the new side path. How sad is that!

starting-a-garden-from-scratch

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 09:05

Hi Gary. Can you give an idea of the size of borders you have and also whether you're looking for screening from other properties or views - ie trees, hedging etc. That would affect what you plant. Also, do you have likes or dislikes - no point in people suggesting cottage garden perennials if you like big foliage and jungly looking plants! 

name-that-bug-

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 08:48

nut is that really what you do to get them in? That's brilliant - I might even get brave enough to do that but I don't know if we get them up here in Scotland. Probably just extra wasps which are enjoying all sorts of stuff just now. To think we had all that willowherb at last house that we spent hours keeping back from invading the entire garden and there could have been loads of those dining in style! 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 08:40

Morning Daisy, Dove and Stacey. Wet here as forecast. beginning to wish I'd made the effort to cut the grass last night but by the time I finished outside and got dinner it was after eight.

Well I guess you'll be hoovering today Dove! I hate when things like that happen. With me it's usually when I'm about to go out the door and if I stop to clear it up it means I'll be late 

Daisy sounds like you're doing the same kind of gardening as me just now. Has to get worse before it gets better. You'll look back on all the hard slog and laugh one day.....

cornus-alba

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 20:21

Me too nut. Always used to have my 'summer' hols in early September. There are loads of berries on the rowans here and leaves turning on cherries. Not that unusual -  the season's shorter anyway. I used to have a big common maple at my front gate in a previous house and providing the autumn storms didn't get to it first , the colour change was stunning.

mystery

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 20:16

Hi Graham, try googling 'robin's pincushion'. Think you'll find some pix and info there of what you're describing! 

identification

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 09:07

Singy there's  a site called Wild About Britain which has a post by someone with a similar looking caterpillar wanting an ID. Perhaps you could put yours on there. Not sure if yours is the same one  

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