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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 20:01

Ooh matron..titter ye not... 


Posted: 25/07/2016 at 19:59

I agree with you Lou. I think they should require planning permission if they're within a certain distance from boundaries. After all - they don't sit on them, so they're very intrusive. 

I think if  anyone's capable of digging out the hole themselves, it shouldn't be too pricey. Don't know if the hole would need a sturdy lining though - concrete perhaps. Otherwise, it may subside. I expect you need a layer of something 'spongey' underneath too -sand/bark perhaps?

I used to have a friend who's house had a very steep garden which was terraced. They had a deck at the back and the trampoline was fixed into it. I expect tthere was just air under it!  No idea what it cost though.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 19:54

I won't have a huge amount of room there - but verticals are certainly something I'll need more of. I 'd certainly consider the more orange Agastaches. I'd get another Canna, as I love the foliage, but I have to avoid too many things that requires a lot of faffing - overwintering, nurturing too much etc. I'd quite like a couple of Dahlias but that's the issue with them too. Salvias can be iffy here with the climate so I never have them either, although I had them in a previous garden. They weren't great. 

I simply don't have the time now. Even once I've finished the rest of the construction of beds, I won't have time.  Most of my plants have to take care of themselves to a great extent. 

Help identify a shrub please

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 19:08

That's a Choisya, Tommy - Sundance probably  

Last edited: 25 July 2016 19:09:13

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 19:07

The Agastache looks too salmony for me Verd - another colour I don't like....

I'll be having purples, purply/reds, orange and deep yellowy golds mainly. Orange is one of those colours that divides people. I didn't used to like it either, but I think it's how you associate it. Fantastic with dark foliage like  Acteas and Cannas isn't it? My Ligularia is a mix of plum and orangey gold which is why I like it so much. 

tree overhanging my property?? what can i do

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 19:01

Re the issue with the neighbour with horses etc, there's a bloke across the road from me who leaves his garden like a midden. Every weed goes to seed and I'm in the firing line because of the wind direction

It's the size of a postage stamp. Once a year he gets a petrol strimmer and all the gear on to clear it. Think he just likes wearing it - don't know who he's trying to  impress  

My point is that his immediate neighbour (next door to him) was speaking to me one day and said she was about to phone the council about the state of it because it affected her. She's elderly and on her own - late hubby was a very keen gardener. These are privately owned houses - not rented. He was out tidying it a few days later so perhaps someone did have a word with him about the effect on her well being or something. 

Worth  a try perhaps  

The best bit is that he had the cheek to put a hanging basket by the front door.....

Camera Talk

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 18:46

Ooh err - almost feel sorry for the sawfly....almost  

Yes - baby robin. First one I've seen this year. He/she  was flitting around where I was working, and I disturbed him from having a little look at the food dropped below the feeder. Got the camera and fortunately he/she came back - wasn't too bothered about me being there. Lovely aren't they? 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 18:41

Ta Verd. Is it a bit orangey? Might be a good one for my new border. Not if it's peachy though....that's my other pet hate...

Fussy mare ain't I? 


Posted: 25/07/2016 at 18:37

14 degrees  Ppauper - that's barbecue weather here eh?  Especially if there's bit of drizzle.....

Muddle up -  we reckoned it was time you lot in the north east had the west of Scotland 'spring' rain for a change, while  we nicked the dry stuff....

We had summer last month. That's it now. Normal service has been resumed  

Joking aside, I really can't remember a spring that's been so dry here in the west. Bogs you can walk on top of on hills. Watering plants that are in the ground. Unheard of. 

Tried to get more done outside but the rain was chucking it down. Why does it go off as soon as I come in? Got lots done inside though. Walls prepped in hall/kitchen/lounge where new doors were put in. More holes filled in. Dinner made and eaten. 

What will I do now? 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 18:19

The one on the previous page - golden one Verd  

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