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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 19:55

I'd change the menu KEF- ungrateful little b*****  

Evening Tina. Watching the tennis. 
Cut my grass today but not much else.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 19:53

Winter those are cracking pix although I'm a little worried about your 'death' garden... there aren't any bodies are there?....

The lilies make  a great statement done like that and the rose covered arch is lovely. The rose looks very healthy and happy there.
Not grown that Eryngium but I see what you mean..could you just cut  off the lower leaves? Perhaps there's too much foliage for the rest of the plant to support. Someone will know the answer I'm sure!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 19:44

Bev- glad it was fine. Nothing to do with my wand though...all down to you  

KEF the birds  must like that restaurant of yours - did they leave a  good tip? 

Summer has arrived

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 19:18

Thanks chick- although the pic doesn't really do it justice.

That cornus is beautiful. What we'd call up here- a right stoater!!!

Translation- 'a magnificent specimen'  

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 19:13

John I love the white one,  but the other two have special meaning for you and that makes them the best ones  


pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 19:10

Verd- it's rubbish........

Seriously my could you possibly squeeze in another plant- no wonder you're always busy!

And you'll be wanting that Black Dragon Iris...

Looks beautiful Verdi. A plantsman's plot right enough  

Lawn turf and rubble query

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 19:08

Hi Gareth, I think you need to get a load of finer gravel to fill in all the gaps an get a level surface on which to start. Make sure it's well consolidated then lay a layer of membrane before adding soil and then your turf. That way the soil won't get washed through into the sub base. It's important to firm it down before you put membrane down otherwise it'll still be lumpy and uneven. You just need a firm level starting point and you'll probably need a fair bit of gravel even if it's not a huge area. 

That's what I'd do anyway! 

Seaweed Feed

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 14:47

 I though you weren't supposed to take seaweed from the beach. Is that true? I'm sure I heard it somewhere but I've probably got it wrong!

Summer has arrived

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 14:44

Here you are Verd- Black Dragon. It looks much brighter and lighter in the pic as it was sunny and also the purples don't seem to get the depth in the pix. It's smaller than Night owl but very pretty

 will take some more later 

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 14:35

Ryan as another suggestion- grasses are great pondside plants and easy to get at GCs, nurseries and B&Q. The Carexes (sedges) are largely evergreen  (all evergreen I think)  and come in golds,greens and browns and variegated forms so they they're good for brightening up a shady area. Easy to keep. I've got 'Evergold' in pots and I'll put a pic on so you can get the idea. There are bigger grasses too which look the part - Miscanthus is popular and again you'll get lots of varieties to choose from in GCs - they vary in height and have tall flowering spikes.  They give movement- not evergreen though.I'm sure you'll have seen them. I can't enlarge Scott's pic above but the gold/green grass on the right of his pic looks like a Carex type. Bowles Golden Grass  is also another good one- Millium effusum 'Aureum' is it's posh name though not evergreen. Good bright yellowy/green flat arching leaves. There's a huge variety so again, maybe you want to do a search online!  All these are hardy too.

Scott- no wonder you needed another pond- that's a hell of a size of a frog you've got.....

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