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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 21:10

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 21:00

Not selfish at all Topbird. You're absolutely right, it can  damage relationships beyond repair and serves no purpose. As an aging population it's a problem which will become more common. We need more good quality care homes where old people are treated with respect and given the care they deserve.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 20:44


My Anemone 'Whirlwind's are putting in an appearance too - shorter than Hon Jobert and a semi double. They have lavender on the back of the petals too.


Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 20:40

Here's the shabby but not too chic bench BM.


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 20:37

Caral - cuttings from Verbena bonariensis are easy too. If the neighbour lets you have a few little bits off them right now, they'd root quickly and grow away, and you'd have them for next year. 


White Garden

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 20:25

Lou - at this time of year you can often buy perennials which will now be a good size, and you can split them up. You might get three small plants from one of those, which you can pot up and grow on for planting out next year. It's a good way to save money and get more plants. 

Designing an outdoor eating/living space

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 20:19

I don't know of any suppliers but I expect if you google it, you might find something. Not sure what you'd call them though! 


Posted: 31/08/2014 at 20:17

'Log of toot'...hmmm...we just say a pile of s***e here...

Have taken a pic BM - I will post it somewhere if I remember 

Panda - what you have to do is just move it gradually - about a foot a day - until it's back where it was. That way, he'll never notice...

Sting isn't looking too brilliant really - still swollen and red  If I keel over and start frothing at the mouth perhaps someone could call an ambulance for me?

Little front gate painted and last post in so will get the new latch on tomorrow after work and the last planks on and painted. The Scottish half of me is made of girders MrsG, but the soft southern half is wearing out rapidly 

Dinner's been made and consumed so I'll have a look round here before washing the dishes and retiring for the evening.

Designing an outdoor eating/living space

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 20:02

If I'm thinking of the same thing, the sails are a horizontal version of what you'd see on a yacht. If you can imagine a triangle of material, with one side fixed to the wall and the opposing point attached to a pole or other support - so that it's like a sunshade -that's the idea....if that makes sense. 

I personally like decking, but it's important to put it in the right place. It has to be a sunny site or it becomes slippy. If you're having the area covered of course, then it shouldn't be a problem. It's also quite easy to do yourself if you have a spirit level, and you're handy with a saw and a screwdriver!

art - I aim to please....



Designing an outdoor eating/living space

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 19:03

I'd agree with artjak. If you can have a slightly more permanent roof you'll get a lot more use out of the space. As  you say, the British weather being what it is! 

If you want to get even more fancy, you could incorporate a pergola type structure inside so that you can have climbers. That way, if it's a real hot spot, you'll get some shade as well. A cross between a conservatory and a garden room,but without doors!

Handy in the winter for sheltering all the plants you'll no doubt be wanting to grow fro your new dining space.. 

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