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Posted: 31/08/2013 at 15:47

Well done Mark! Hard slog but it's worth it to get the prep right. When you're sitting out next year admiring your emerald turf you'll be grateful  you made the effort 

Covering or hiding old tree stumps

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 15:33

You could put some climbers in as well if there's a fence. Euonymous will grow up against a  fence if planted at the foot of it too. Cotoneaster will as well.

Any ideas

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 11:01

PS -  I also used to have Kashmir White which had fine purple veining and was about the same height 

Any ideas

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 10:57

Sue if you like strong colours Anne Folkard is a bright magenta with a black centre. Very long flowering and about 15/18" high. Used to grow it with dark purple foliage plants and limey euphorbias as it has brighter green leaves - a bit like the colour of Alchemilla.


Posted: 31/08/2013 at 10:52

Morning Tina. The sun's come back out but it looks like a hit and miss kind of day. 

I'm sure you can get Doc Ms in tiny baby size if you look hard enough....

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 10:32

Good to see you back John! I just picked the last Red Alerts this morning and have some Moneymakers which are just starting to ripen. You're right about the RAs taking over! I had to cut quite a bit of foliage off so that I didn't get any pests. Only got littl egrowhouse so quite tight for space. 

Took some pix of my sweet peas and a lovely big bee as well!



Posted: 31/08/2013 at 10:25

Very strange Gilly. I started mine indoors and when they went out we had a really cold spell and they got checked, but once they got going again they've been great. Just took a pic of them as the sun came out for a little while. Will put it on one of the picture threads. Got some of a huge bee who landed on the rocket flowers by the back door.

Covering or hiding old tree stumps

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 09:54

Hi steebe. What sort of aspect is it? Shade or sun? If you can build the area up a bit with more soil and compost that will help too, and the ground will probably need a bit of nourishment anyway after taking big shrubs out. Periwinkle is useful in almost all situations especially shady areas. Heucheras, Epimediums, Hardy Geraniums are all pretty suitable unless it's really hot and sunny. Euphorbias if it's drier 

Brown tail moth caterpillar Scotland

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 09:26
Heather Michaels wrote (see)

I would have run off screaming like a girl leaving the shed door unlocked and in fear of my life lol God I have got to get a backbone

Heather- I used to be the same where moths were concerned. nut has helped me enormously with my daft and irrational fear of them 


Posted: 31/08/2013 at 09:17

Morning Andy. Glad you're feeling better now. The garden will keep you going 

You've just reminded me to go and pick more sweet peas.

Just took daughter to school- chucking it down and only 9 degrees.....9 !!!! Ridiculous!!

May have to resort to ironing and drinking tea. So much for the dry day 


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