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Extending a bed from 1m to ...more

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 07:59



Posted: 27/10/2015 at 07:47

Morning all you lovely people - no t'interweb again yesterday  

Will have to try and catch up up, which may be tricky! 

It would be nice if temp got up that high here today Dove - only just managed double figures yesterday  

Hope all poorly folk are a bit better today. Glad you're having a good time with granddaughter LP, and that they don't  ' fit you up ' for something now they've got your prints..

rainbow roses

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 22:14

Jeez - why would you? 

Like an explosion in a paint factory nut !  

I wasn't far off the mark - you use food colouring 

Mahonia Caress is flowering

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 20:31

Totally different foliage Verd. Very pretty though. Wouldn't stand a chance here 

Extending a bed from 1m to ...more

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 20:14

I think the hard pan would still cause an issue Tetley - unless you're putting a helluva lot of topsoil down. If it was me - I'd want to address that first before planting anything, especially things that need decent drainage, like your clematis 

Loads of grit and shingle dug into the worst parts, and some well rotted manure would really help before putting the topsoil in. Perhaps others may have good experience of dealing with something like that though.


Posted: 25/10/2015 at 20:08

I made cakes- fairy cakes of course 

You can have one while you're waiting Panda...not iced yet though, but I don't let a small issue like that stop me snaffling them...

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 18:27

Farmyard manure would be worth adding too. You can get it in bags at GCs etc.  Keeps the compost from drying out too much and helps give it a bit more oomph  

Roof ideas please...

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 18:19

Higher rent RB... 


Posted: 25/10/2015 at 18:17

They're a delight Dove - I'd love a woodland so that I could fill them with crocus 

Leftover chicken and roast veg for dinner now. Happy as a pig in s*** 

Might make a few little cakes later...

You must be bone shatteringly weary W'song. Have a good rest. The floor can wait 

Climber needed for a very narrow sunny spot - is it really possible?

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 18:02

If you put enough oomph in the soil, Pyracantha will grow in a tight space, and close to a fence. i've seen it 'cloud pruned' against a wall and it looks stunning 

I'd personally go along with obelixx's suggestion though.

For a fence - carpet gripper rod works a treat too  

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