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planting perenials

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 08:01

Verdun's right Chris, and even in spring when you have better, stronger plants to put out, you'll need to protect them well if you have rabbits. They'll have a go at most things, and especially nice soft, new growth on perennials as they emerge. 


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 07:54

Unfortunately, a warm compost bin is perfect for weed seeds to germinate. Like Logan, I never put anything in that's started seeding, they go in the brown bin for collection. I often get tomatoes growing though!

As Dave says, hoe off any that pop up in spring. It will be so beneficial to your other plants, so it's a small price to pay.


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 07:50

It was indeed Pat! 

I doubt there'll be any gardening today when I get home from work - more rain and miserable weather to come later. I may have to be forced to drink tea and make, then eat, cake. It's a tough job...

Hope you're feeling more like yourself now, after your illness and all your visitors Pat! I didn't mind that until a few years ago. Find it all quite stressful now 


Name this plant

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 07:42

They can be a nuisance Passionate. I admire a few in other people's gardens too! Beautiful at this time of year though, as you say 


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 07:40

Morning all - well, Verd and Pat 

The storm is mainly in the far north and west of Scotland Pat - if you look at a map - it's the Hebrides and places like Ullapool on the west coast. Slightly different conditions from my holiday earlier this year! I'm further south - we had  a wet, windy night, but nothing any worse than we usually get at this time of year.

The pic is because Verd said we're all doomed, and that was his catchphrase! 

Landscaping cost

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 19:29

I'd agree Hosta - it's too variable to give a good estimate.

There's some good advice here oxymoronic - a little bit of research into prices in your area for various projects, and who would do them,  is really the best way to go. That way, you can make a decision more easily, and perhaps look at different ways of achieving your aims  

It can be frightening how much a small job is 

Another 'whose poo is this' question

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 19:24

Having my dinner now Dove....  


Posted: 12/11/2015 at 18:20

I've got a run of raised beds of different sizes and heights,  along one fence GWRS and a smaller one along the back fence, plus two of those 'boxes' as in the 2nd pic. The garden was just industrial paving and gravel when I moved here a couple of years ago. Makes it easier to grow plants that need better drainage too - the ground is heavy, compacted clay - it was the sensible solution for me. 

Landscaping cost

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 18:06

If you prepare the area for lawn yourself and sow grass seed instead of laying turf, you'll save a whack. If you're unable to do the main prep yourself, most gardeners ( gardening companies) will do it, but make sure they don't get too fancy with you. All you need is some basic labouring for that, so perhaps family members or friends would help out.



Posted: 12/11/2015 at 17:59

It's worth the extra effort Edd. Dead easy if you have one of those circular saws too - unfortunately I don't! 

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