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Posted: 27/08/2014 at 08:05

Lyn's right Fishy - there needs to be a bit of drainage for bog garden planting. The gravel in the bottom helps to stop the holes getting clogged up which prevents the soil becoming sour. The holes are necessary or it will become  another pond 


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:44

Fishy - you've been working like a demon! No wonder you're thrilled!

Looking forward to seeing it all come together with your plants 

just the right size for the little woofies to have a paddle...and you and the wife as well!  


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:33

Brilliant idea KS!

I love crocus - mine are mostly in the raised beds I made last year but I have some in plastic pots to fill gaps and to put inside nice pots which then get switched round with other things when the crocus are finished. I lay fine netting over some of them when planting to stop squirrels but there's not much you can do if you have loads of mice,voles etc eating them. Rabbits eat them when they're out the ground too so if you have bunnies plant them in tall pots or grow daffs and snowdrops instead! 

broken pots

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:26

Snap Snoodle! 

broken pots

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:26

Is that the same theory as salt kept in open wooden containers pansy? It absorbs the moisture.

Anemone nemorosa (wood anemone)

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:23

Storm on nut - treat yourself!  


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:22

Liri- glad all is well with granddaughter 

You and I could set up a ladies landscaping business! You can shift slabs and do paving and I'll do the woodwork. Although I can do gravel paths and shed bases as well 

You're much more careful than me though...I don't have the steel toecaps...

Off to bed soon so I'll catch up tomorrow before and after work. Night all  



Posted: 26/08/2014 at 20:56



What on earth would we do if we didn't have gardens? 

...and what on earth do other people do if they don't have one! 


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 20:28

Fishy - it's lovely that you're so thrilled with it. I can feel your excitement from here! 

Hope Mrs F was finished reading the mags though...

Lyn - I was going to say what fun you'll have in the bedroom then, but that might be taken the wrong way...

Aren't we daft? 

Anemone nemorosa (wood anemone)

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 20:19

nut - the trouble with looking is  - it leads to spending....

and I have an extension to pay for soon...

I'm trying to avoid looking 

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