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Imagination required!

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 20:37

...err........umm....maybe I can fit them in here after all...

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:29

Great to hear that you, your family and friends are all  fine obelixx. Deeply distressing for those affected families. 

Who knows what will happen next - impossible to second these people.  

North facing drive plant ideas and Skimmia questions

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:14

I'm inclined to agree with Verd. Far easier to go with what you have. Sarcococca is an ideal choice. Sickly looking Skimmias are pretty unattractive. 

You could add some daffs and snowdrops for this time of year too - undemanding,  and will give you something cheery to look at on your way in and out. Daffs are quite happy with some shade and snowdrops thrive in it. Some varieties of daff - 'Cheerfulness' for instance, have good scent too  

Black Spots on Laurel Leaves

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:08

Good result Alan. Shame you had to have the issue though. Disappointing when firms try to palm customers off with poor quality plants of any kind.

Hope the next lot are in good condition! 

Imagination required!

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 17:35

I love your raised beds Tetley. They look splendid with the planting in full flow. The edges are getting really good coverage now  

I have a load to get rid of but don't really have a place where I could recycle mine the same way unfortunately. Would you like them? 

Camellias behaving very differently - one turning yellow

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 12:30

Concrete's a common cause - hopefully a move will benefit it. 

It's probably been struggling a while. If you can move it near your others it should be fine if they are. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 12:24

It's always how they'll do it Verd. Ordinary people doing ordinary things on an ordinary day -  the biggest target in any country. 

Glad your hubby's niece is ok fidget, and your hubby T'bird.  I thought of obelixx too when the news came through. Terrifying for everyone there.


Imagination required!

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 08:06

I'd agree with Tetley about getting some climbers to disguise the fence - there'll be plenty of choice for that aspect with a bit of soil improvement as mentioned.

Do you need to have a seating area there? What are the other areas of the garden like for doing that? obelixx is right - you need quite a bit of room for a table and chairs so, rather than shoehorning it in, you might be able to locate that somewhere else and perhaps have a bench or something similar if you want a seat there.

A timber revetment wall is quite easy to do if you want to make one big bed. Sleepers would do the job really well if you don't want to go to the expense of stone/brick. A cheaper alternative that you can do yourself is posts concreted in and covered with exterior ply. You can then face them with timber of your choice and put a timber coping on it - to form the seat as obelixx describes. I did that in a previous garden.   Budget and time can be big factors when doing any project of that type

Pond plants

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 07:53

I'd agree with B'cupdays about mint - it'll be all over the surrounds if you don't keep on top of it.

Plenty of planting round the pond in the ground will soon make a difference Lucid. It maybe looks a bit 'empty' because you haven't yet got that other planting in place yet. Most ponds look like that at this time of year. There's a bit of limbo until everything starts to grow  

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 07:49

Morning all - afties Pat if you're around 

Similar weather here flumpy.  Hope you get lots of cake tomorrow  

Hello/Goodbye Mrs Garden 

I slept better too - have a safe trip back Dove.  

Quick look round for me before I go to work. Have a good day everyone

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