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Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 13:38

That's brilliant Potters! 

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 13:31

They're beautiful pix steephill 

Reds are very small compared to their big ugly grey relations OL.  They don't have many areas left where they can thrive unfortunately.They're lovely so I  hope you get to see one or two. 

Strawberry Death

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 13:28

Sounds as if that's been the problem Owen. I bought three at the end of summer in a sale. They were in the shelter of the house wall over the (very wet winter) and actually stayed evergreen. They were never watered other than when they got some rain. I just took off a few old stems etc and they're growing away. Tuck them somewhere drier and let them dry out a bit and see how they are in a couple of weeks.


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 13:23

That Guana thingummy bob wouldn't last 5 minutes here Verd- it's wet, windy and 4 degrees out there just now...

So much for the nice day they were forecasting 

Trip to nursery - Paeony purchased, plus a couple of other things - nothing very exciting apart from two more pasqueflowers. Mainly stuff for outside the fence.

Think it might have been David Austin that Dove got her rose KEF, but I could be totally wrong. 

Beginner gardener with small London garden

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 10:52

A good clear out first will let you see what you've got Millie. I bet you'll have lots of room once that ivy's pruned back! If you can't fix trellis directly to the wall, you could put some posts into the ground in front of it, and attach it that way. Big pots planted up with your herbs and flowers, and grouped together will be lovely. If your staircase has room at the bottom, you could also put climbers in a big pot there and use the handrail for support. Good luck with it all - it will be great once you get going.

Keep on at that landlord about the door...

It's in his interest anyway - you can't maintain his property unless you can access it. 


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 10:44

Looks very soggy 

I'd agree with fidget - if you've seeded or fed it recently, you won't see any results for a little while.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 10:41

Rainbow the other day - from my back door :


Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 10:29

I can't be doing with stuff that needs coddled and sweet peas are perfect because they are so easy. Slugs and snails are always a problem here but get the birds in and they solve that issue most of the time.   That's why I don't grow loads of perennials either, unless they're tough. Might as well put a sign up and an arrow - free dinner here...

I don't really have enough time for fussy plants of any kind in my garden. If they don't grow - they go. 

laurel hedge

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 10:02

Nut's advice is perfect Matthew. The problem with buying these as bigger plants is that, although you get an instant effect, they can take a bit longer to establish than a smaller plant. I'd cut the turf away from in front of them to make a proper border edge. Make sure they don't go short of water over the summer and keep any competing grass and weeds away. A mulch of compost or bark would help retain moisture and keep weeds down as well.  Once they're well established and have new growth, they should be fine.

Beginner gardener with small London garden

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:53

Hi Millie. I think you have a lovely little plot there which you can do lots with and enjoy. Would you be allowed to put trellis on the low wall? If so, you could put some 6'x2' or 6'x3' sections vertically and that would let you have climbers on that side to screen the neighbouring garden. It wouldn't have to be a solid screen - you could leave a gap between each section. Paint them in a pale colour perhaps - loads of paints to choose from and easily available. Lots of Clematis, Roses etc will be happy there and also annual sweet peas for a bit of instant scent and colour this year 

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