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Garden sculpture

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 08:14

They are beautiful Julie and many of us asked for info as opposed to the blatant advertising that occsasionally happens. Hope you get good responses to your site and it goes from strength to strength. 

Which garden hose should I buy?

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 08:06

All I'd say is don't buy a really cheap one as they split too easily, and make sure it's long enough!! I think the fittings and  attachments are the key things and anything that makes it easy to roll up  is definitely good. We used to have one of those fittings that goes on the wall so that if you need to take it round the corner it doesn't catch. Like a plastic runner type thing that attaches to the corner of the wall. Works on a fence also.  Sorry that's not a very good description! 


Posted: 09/07/2013 at 08:01

Mornig all. Bye Dove!

Another hot day here. Was too hot and tired to do anything last night after painting fence. By the time I got dinner etc it was after 8 so just relaxed. The thermometer said 31 in the late afternoon. Not sure how accurate it is but it certainly felt like that!

Andy - take a short detour and go to McLaren's Nursery by Lugton...........make sureyou remortgage your house first..

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 22:06

Clive -that's a little stunner!!

Thanks for sharing 

Do you find them quite straightforward- anything tricky? I see you have yours in pots- is that better than in the ground or is it just a personal choice?

Duck / no duck

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 15:51

Don't hold back Dove - cut to the chase!!


Posted: 08/07/2013 at 15:50

Thanks Bob - they're both in pots just now and I sat them together and they looked really well together. I'll find a little place where they get some shade from other plants probably- a huge pot of dianthus is next to them just now giving them enough shelter from the sun.  I don't want them in too dark a spot either or the viola won't stand out. 

Dove - can you send us a little fret to cool us down 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 15:40

Punkdoc- beautiful! Summer house is gorgeous as Berghill says - you must have some lovely times sitting there. Lovely views and planting, and what a stunning house 

What is this and is it salvageable?

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 15:36

Probably some simple ground cover would be best as the ground will probably get quite dry. Periwinkle, Brunnera, Epimedium and Euphorbia come to mind for that kind of situation, and are mostly evergreens.  Flowers are not generally large but you can add bulbs to the mix . I assume the tree's deciduous and you could get quite a nice succession of bulbs before the canopy takes over.  If you can get some organic matter into the soil to improve water retention that will help, you could even put a Hosta or Astilbe there if the soil's not too dry. Think  'edge of woodland' for suitable plants.

I'm sure others will come up with plenty of other suggestions too.

What is this and is it salvageable?

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 15:12


Don't care for it myself either but it may be useful if you want a bit of screening Sherlock,or have a gap where the wind funnels through etc. 

What is this and is it salvageable?

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 14:42

Looks like spotted laurel Sherlock - (love the name!) so the spots are meant to be there! Now you've got it in a pot give it a drink and a little bit of shade and it should perk up soon. It would have been struggling under the tree. Once it's got a bit happier and healthier you can find a better spot for it.  They're mainly used for hedging and will get quite big quite quickly, but you can prune back to the size you want.

Always difficult when the pix are up the wrong way!

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