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MONTY DON...disparu encore une fois?

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 17:12

The last series of Beechgrove was shown in England BB  

Even though I'm in Scotland, the north east has a very different climate to the west side of the central belt where I am.  Height above sea level is another issue that people forget about, and it makes a huge difference to what we grow.

We all just have to adapt to our own climate wherever we are in the country!  ,

Patio Rose

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 16:48

New buds do look a bit like little red horns Helly! No need to worry.As they grow you'll see then change and look a bit more normal and green  

First Spring Flowers

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 08:09


 I planted a ring of Joan of Arc crocus round the bottom of the apple trees in pots. Only one  out here so far. It's purple   Just hoping the rest are J of A! 



Posted: 26/02/2014 at 08:03

Morning all. Another wet dreary day here ad work as well. I must start doing the lottery 

Marmalade sounds lovely Dove. One jar will do me thanks 

Have a good day everyone,whatever you're up to.


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 07:47

We had a thread recently, and last year, about various composts and their merits or otherwise Mike, and  what experience we had of online plant suppliers etc. which led to a thread about 'the good guys' - nurseries or suppliers who had given good service. We've also recommended GCs or nurseries we personally use so that others in our own areas can go there knowing what they can expect to find. That's the sort of thing that's ok 

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:50

You could always make two Verd - one of each! 

To be honest, in this present garden, a formal, geometric pond would look best, but I'd still like to work a small wildlife one in somewhere, or a bog garden if I can't manage a pond.

This was the second pond at old house. The big pond fed into into it along a little rill - the gravelled area, bottom left of pic - and ran out at the far end via another rill and out onto the grass verge. There were flag Irises and Marsh marigolds, already there and we added a corkscrew rush and a water lily. We had lots of dragonflies, pond skaters and frogs etc in it. It was so overgrown when we moved in that my ex didn't know there was a pond there!












Best Hedging

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:26

That's who I've used MrsG. They've always been excellent and the bare root stuff is so economical if it's a large area to plant up. 

Best Hedging

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:22

Sory SL, perhaps I should have said that I didn't mean mixing the laurel with the native one  

I  really only suggested it because you asked about  a quick growing evergreen but, as nut says, it makes a big hedge, so it depends what room you have. it's a good windbreak if you have a large enough area for it.Anything 'quick growing', by definition, will need more controlling too.

I'd personally go for a native hedge - or the Hornbeam, but I'm biased! 



Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:26

fidget  - is it wrong that I laughed out loud at that?   


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:23

I made one like that for one of my girls  too BL. It was very easy and looked quite cute 

I'll have some fruity/nutty chocs Philippa, and some coconut ones please.... yumm.

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