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What now

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 17:13

Sit back and enjoy it for a bit christine 

Have you any ideas about the type or colour of perennials  you'd like to grow? What gaps do you have in your garden - do you need height? Foxgloves, for example, are easy from seed. There are lots of perennials which can be sown in the next few months for growing on and planting out next year. You can get cuttings of shrubs for foliage and structure - loads of people on here will be happy to do a few for you and send them - seeds as well

New to gardening and in need of help!

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 12:53

Welcome Kirstin - what a great project for you  

If you have children I'd make sure you take that into account when you plan various areas as you'll want a space that has some robust shrubs and planting for a while 

Tackle the main things first - you're doing a great job getting the fence done and laying some turf. Keep things tidy for now and once the dust settles you can decide on what you want to achieve. Looking at magazines, books, internet and tv programmes will give you lots of ideas but decide what you like and dislike before spending too much money! Getting the soil in good order is always a good start - the manure in bags is a great way to get it healthy.

Loads of helpful people here who will offer advice as you go along. 


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 12:44

Nice colour Panda - I have some Dianthus that shade and love them 

Best wishes for your cousin Verd. Harde for the patient, but also for those around them - not knowing quite what to expect or how to deal with it.

Good luck at the dentist Yvie. Is your appointment at two thirty? 

Designing a garden while keeping it classy and natural

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 12:37

Haven't read the article - don't intend to - but I've heard that bloke Hanson spouting forth several times. He's  a  **** 

And who wants to 'move up' any social class if they're full of idiots like that anyway 

Plant what you want and what you like.

Child friendly plants perennials and shrubs

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 07:43

It's natural to be concerned but there are lots more dangerous places than gardens for your children! We always had a pond as well and my girls loved sitting watching everything going on and being involved in life cycles but they were supervised. Teaching them in a calm way about being near water is also the key. It's the same with plants. Most children love learning about growing and respecting plants   


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 07:38

The butler did it Verd...

Hope you don't meet any naked drivers today...certainly hot enough for it though 

Off to work soon. Hope everyone has a good day and stays cool 

Xhose collapsible hosepipe bursting

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 07:36

Beginning to wonder why anyone buys these! The power of advertising...

Wilting plants after transplanting

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 07:35

All a learning curve HH3. It can be a tricky job getting the timing and conditions right and it's just practice. We've all probably had casualties at some point so you're not alone 

Once you've got it right - you'll be able to do it in your sleep!

Me Vs Slugs

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 07:33

The snails run when they see me coming Verd - they know if I catch them they're headed for oblivion into the traffic 

U -snail Bolt - the jokes are getting worse Verd - you're completely Unsain ...


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 07:27

Morning all. Hot again here but no rain - think we're getting the storms tonight that Lesley had last night 

We don't go more than a few days without rain chicky so I can usually move plants in summer without any problem! Last two summers have been very dry and hot though so I had to do a lot of watering. Weather can't make up it's mind just now so we're getting humid damp breezy stuff. It's all my fault for buying a fire basket and sowing grass seed. If I'd only bought the burner it would have poured endlessly and if I'd only done the grass seed it would have been sunny.  

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