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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 14:52

I've got a couple of oak leaf ones already Verd - just want another two whites for those boxes. I hate the pink and blue ones so only white will do! I've often considered Limelight as it adds another sharp green for contrast - perfect for putting with dark purples - foliage in particular.

You're getting very poetic Bob! 

Great fruit pix 

New house, new to gardening - where to begin?

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 11:24

Hi Overgrowth, it depends what sort of look you want with that sloping area. You could simply plant the whole slope with some climbers on the fence, and a selection of shrubs and perennials which will like the (presumably)  quite shady site. The soil won't be great under the grass so you'll have to improve it with some manure and compost etc. before planting.  Whatever you decide, you'll need to blend the bed/border into the rest of the rear garden. You could add an edging and make the slope less pronounced, but I'm not sure that's necessary - it comes down to personal preference - and budget!

An alternative, if you have the time and energy,  is to move your shed down there and have a 'work' area with compost bins etc. You can still have some planting at the junction with the rest of the garden to hide all that. A trellis screen with climbers or a few larger shrubs. 

Hope that gives you a couple of ideas to think about for now 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 11:16

Too much info Verd - and I don't mean the hydrangea 

I'm thinking of putting a couple of them (the hydrangeas that is) into the big 'boxes' I made last year at the ends of my screen. Think they'd look lovely in the evening when the light goes.  Might wait till I can see them in flower at that time of year. I'm sure that's what's planted en masse at the front of a garden near where I lived a few years ago. They have a very shady woodland front garden bordering the road. It looks fantastic when they're flowering. 

Rat problem

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 11:10

In a word - no 


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 11:08

chicky - we're a long way yet from buddleias flowering. Just shows the difference in climate over  a few hundred miles! I also still have daffodil foliage which is very green - must be all the rain 

Glad you had a lie in Hosta. I slept better too - once I'd removed the plaster covering the skinned bit on my foot from yesterday. It was causing more problems than the sore bit   Can you send some of that heat up here please? 

I'll have to go out - no milk for tea! Been sorting photos and catching up on gardening progs etc, but now I have to shake a leg and do something 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 10:17

Lovely pix yet again! 

Love that dark dahlia David 

Verd - does Limelight get  as pink later on  as the info says? I'd love to have it but I hate that birthday cake pink colour.  Thought you might have had a pic with you in your new underpants ...on second thoughts, maybe not 

W'song - your garden always looks great 

Monty's new hat

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 10:13

I'm happy to wait Steve  

Favourite native mammal?

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 10:12

Sorry NLass - but red squirrels up here also get run over a lot as they're in glens bordering small villages with narrow winding roads, so when they cross those.... 

and some people still think driving at 50 or 60 mph on those windy little roads is ok  

edwardian britain

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 10:08

That's how the Glesgae ducks get about HappyGrower... 

Favourite native mammal?

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 09:45

Hedgehogs and red squirrels for me I think. Unfortunately they get run over on so many roads - I've noticed it more this year as I've been driving more. 

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