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Posted: 12/08/2013 at 09:04

As Monty clearly pointed  out when doing his compost- the principle's the same no matter what size the garden is ....

Zombie you can always use subtitles when watching Beechgrove...I have to use them when Eastenders is on.......

I remember that show pg but can't recall the name either. Makeover show though wasn't it?


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 22:05

With a slope that steep maintenance is the biggest issue, so hardy evergreen shrubs would be my choice Dan. Lots to choose from depending on your aspect and soil type. You don't want to be faffing around on there trying to stake perennials and cutting stuff back. It will be tricky enough preparing the ground and getting stuff planted as it is.The alternative is creating terraces to make access easier, but as you say, you're on a budget so that probably rules that out. 


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 21:54

I'd have thought they would have been sturdy enough to take a small hole drilled in them Gold1locks, but maybe you'd be better attaching battens to the ends of the wooden panels instead and running wires through vine eyes fixed to those?


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 21:39

Does Sean count....?

Sorry - couldn't resist....

I'll get my coat...


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 21:38

Taking my brave pills these days nut! 


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 21:36

1st looks like Astrantia and 3rd one could be Coreopsis.

Hollyhock for 2nd one. 

All will die back for winter Glyn. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 21:28

Oops. Perhaps you could tie it loosely with something soft ( old tights?) to hold it together or is it still going to be too high for the greenhouse?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 20:01

Stacey- as KEF says - Alchemilla's lovely but it outstays it's welcome in almost all conditions- it's only easy to dig out when it's about 2" high! We had it everywhere at last house and it was a real struggle to get on top of it. I still like it though! 

Tina- glad you had a chance to garden in peace.

Gilly -re your banana. Is it in a pot? Perhaps you could borrow a sack barrow. Two wheels, a bottom 'ledge' and long handles. We used them at work for moving things like bales of hay/straw/shavings and you can use it for shifting anything heavy. You could slide the ledge under the pot  and then wheel it to the greenhouse.


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 19:49

Love that pic Bob! 

And yours too Richi - gorgeous. I've only seen torties here so far this year. Hope there's some peacocks and red admirals to come.

Nut - I looked at that moth and thought -isn't he nice, and so well camouflaged if he's on a tree or leaf.

I'm getting quite brave now 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 19:44

Looks like Longiflorum to me KEF. Long white trumpets and a different scent to the usual ones. Not so heady. Love them. Used to have two big square metal planters of them. Slugs didn't touch them in those containers either!

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