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Posted: 11/04/2014 at 20:36

I'll need that to get me down there Dove. 

Save some cake and tea for me 

large gap needs filling

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 20:32

Viburnums would be fine there Tilly. There are lots of types - evergreen as well as deciduous, and they have white or pink flowers. Pretty trouble free and usually you get a good selection at GCs,  nurseries and DIY stores. The Mahonia  Ceres mentions is a good idea. The bigger varieties like 'Charity' and 'Winter Sun' will get to a good height. Yellow sprays of flowers in winter time. Again, easy to obtain.  I don't know if your Magnolia is a pink variety or a white one but the white Viburnums would work with both and the Mahonia would look very smart with the Hollies. A pink Viburnum would work well with a pink Magnolia. You could put a Buddleia in there as well - it will quickly fill the space while the other shrub grows. 


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 16:55

That's beautiful Bill. How are you and Mrs Bill keeping? I bet you're glad the snow's disappearing 

Compost help

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 16:53

I just sling 'em in Midgetnan!

I have a halfway house for my kitchen fruit and veg peelings etc. It's a green plastic bin with a lid (about 2' high and about 1' width and depth) which the council used to provide for that very purpose. (We can now put kitchen waste in the brown bin with grass and garden clippings) I put mine into that and once it's full, it all goes in the compost bin. By that time it's all rotting away nicely 

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 16:29

Yes Jeannie - I can do Kendal no problem. 

Rosie - I wondered about getting a haulage company involved - Stobart's for instance? They're everywhere. Surely it would give them some great publicity. Don't know how it would work though.

Raised beds

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 10:03

The room can wait - your garden can't Supernoodle...I'm sure hubby will understand that logic....

Thin, shallow and uneven borders, full of wood chippings...

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 10:02

SPea - can you scrape out all the rubbish and bark etc and pop a few bags of topsoil/compost in it? I'd put the Phormium in a big pot at the front door. It could probably be divided into two plants by the look of it.  If it's growing happily there - which it seems to be - then it's probably fairly well draining and sunny, so you'd be able to grow quite a varied amount of stuff there. 


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 09:56

Marion - those tulips are looking terrific. Are they 'Spring Green'? I love the little striped species ones as well. You're plants are all so much further ahead down there. Daffs only just starting to come through here apart from old established ones. Those Arums are lovely too.

What a busy hard working woman you are! I hope you take some time out to enjoy your big anniversary 

I'd second the Sedums if you want loads of butterflies and bees. Easy plants to work with too.

Disappearing bulbs

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 09:50

I hadn't thought of mice lilly but it does sound like it's animal more than anything really if there's no problem with soil conditions. Not sure what you can do about that - apart from getting a cat!  

Have you tried any in pots as an experiment to see if they fare any better? 

Plant addiction

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 09:47

I can buy what I want, when I want - that's the advantage of being on my own again!  

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