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Posted: 30/09/2013 at 07:53

Love venison- great in a casserole too. I'd agree with you Dove. I've always taken meat out before deglazing to do a sauce. I seem to remember - did she not come under fire from lots of chefs for doing that?

Anyway- morning all! 

Reading back the posts from yesterday as I wasn't really on much - good luck Stacey. Not something to leave any length of time. Don't be fobbed off either.

Did lots of concreting yesterday- posts for raised beds for sunny fence. Hope to get some timber on them so that I can get plants in. Plenty of suitable ones for there.  Nice day again here but work for me which is a shame as I could do with getting on out there again. Going to nursery later as it's the last day of 25% off- can't resist.

Nice to see you pg- we missed you! Hope all is going well for you at work 

Plant suggestions for carpark border

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 09:46

Just saw this thread- agree with Verdun- not the right spot for things like Heucheras and AStrantias as they like a bit more shade. If you want all year round structure, ie some evergreens, Hebes will do well there. If you combine them with a contrasting shape like Phormium you'll get something very effective and you can add some softer spires of a perennial of your choice in between to give contrast. The slope means you can plant things of the same height and it will give a nice appearance as you'll see all the plants as you drive in.  I wouldn't worry about the wall being different heights.

As to drainage, it doesn't always follow that the top will be better drained than the bottom- mountains are just as wet at the top as they are at the foot! Water will run down the slope there, but as long as the soil is well drained where you plant into it, it won't really make a difference. Clay soil will hold water where plants are put in regardless of a slope, so if the soil is sticky clay you might want to get a bit of grit dug in there before you plant, especially when it's all been recently constructed. The ground probably needs a bit of oomph put back into it.

Did that make sense? I know what I mean!


Posted: 29/09/2013 at 09:24

Morning all. Another sunny day ahead here so will make the  most of it while it lasts!

Hope the sun shines for you Dove 

Watching G'sW  and having brekkie. I have pots to fill with bulbs, grass to cut and raised beds to build so I'd better not spend too long on here  

Hope everyone has a lovely day whatever they're doing.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 19:10

Patience is a virtue we gardeners are supposed to have in abundance chicky  - difficult sometimes though! Right now I'd be quite happy if someone would come in and build the rest of the raised beds and everything else I need 

Starting to get some plants in now. Need loads more for the borders on the shady fences but I have plenty for the sunny ones. The bulbs I've ordered will go in these new areas too. It's amazing how much soil and compost you need even for narrow borders which are only 6 inches high.

Awaiting dinner now 

If anyone wants my bulb vouchers just pm me the address and I'll send them - they're no use to me!


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 18:23

Evening all- been outside all day as it's been glorious after a cold dewy start.

II'd like to know why the free bulbs offer is only available in England and Wales...

Rather poor..

Did you eat a lot of cake at the show Woody?

Autumn leaves

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 18:10

I've stacked a nice  pile of logs and branches from the dead trees I had to remove in the garden and now have a little corner behind the shed which is being kept untidy for wildlife. I'll add more things like bee boxes as I go along too. The bees have been out in force today at the sedums and some hoverflies were quite happy to stay on the rocket while  I moved it from a trough into another pot! 

Balling syndrome

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 17:53

They're cellos Verd...

My ex partner used to do the same - drove me nuts too. And everything had to be no bigger than about 4 feet- regardless of what it was! He had a row of 4 or 5 different shrubs in his garden all trimmed like that 

I'd rather people took shrubs out if they don't have room to let them look their best or can't prune them so that they look right. I'm not including topiarised shrubs or hedging in that of course, and a row of pollarded trees can look terrific in the right setting.

Still got problems with Forum

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 17:41

iPads seem to have more problems in general for some reason MsB- lots of people have issues with posting photos etc so it may be something simple, although I'm still having to refresh pages. I'm sure they'll get it properly resolved soon. The important thing is to let Danielknow so that he can inform the tech team - otherwise they won't know. 

Current problems with forum and login

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 17:37

Also still having to do ctrl+f5 but posts are showing. Thanks for keeping at it Daniel!


Posted: 27/09/2013 at 17:35

Just in and going back out soon to take girls for dinner as a treat.

Did you get your deliveries fidget? A batch of doughnuts as a reward for patience I think, but don't let Verd know- he's a terrible doughnut thief...

archie- your cakes and pies and puds got us through!

Still having to refresh though, but hopefully everything on the mend now 

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