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Apple trees

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 08:55

Eh - here's one of mine. The cane they're staked to is attached to the fence behind for the moment as in windy weather they were taking a battering!  I don't have a place prepared for them at the moment but once I do they'll be staked properly. I'm going to put a few crocus round the bottom for the time being as well. The pot is about 15" (38cm) across - it's a lemon pot.




Posted: 04/10/2013 at 08:49

pd  Hope the weather clears for you - but don't overdo it !

Was the supermarket shop as exciting as the plant delivery??

Panda- not good  Hoping to get some of my plants and bulbs in this weekend too.

small still water pond

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 08:21

When the water's shallow it heats up easily jean so maybe something deeper? If it's a moveable feature and you can't make it any deeper then it's a case of emptying it regularly. I had a little temporary birdbath for wildlife over the summer and had the same problem - it was just because of the shallow water heating up, and the mossies loved laying their eggs in it. I just cleaned it out regularly.


Posted: 04/10/2013 at 08:03

Wildlife will come to any pond gardenjeannie. We had  a huge one at last house which was afed by a spring so constant running water coming through it. It fed into a smaller pond and both had loads of frogs and toads as well as evrything else. The secret is to have as many little nooks and crannies for them as you can. Shady places are ideal. When we were renovating parts of the small pond the toads would be hiding underneath little bits of liner and rocks. Had to tuck them back in when we were done!


Posted: 04/10/2013 at 07:53

No no no MrsG - Dove doesn't have man flu - she is actually ill...

Morning all!  Three Ds here - Dull, dark and damp. To stay dry so hopefully get on with my beds later.

Have a lovely break chick - hope the weather's kind to you. 

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Rubyyyy

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 07:45

The clematis isn't ruby coloured -soft pink. If you Google 'Ruby Wedding' Farmer  you're bound to get a few and you could pick something that will flower at the time of the anniversary. I did that with my parents' Golden Wedding.

Autumn colour

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 21:39

Yes - big flowers- about 4" across. It's going into the new raised beds I'm making so hopefully it'll be even bigger better next year!

Autumn colour

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 21:09

Loads chick! It's much more purple than it looks on the pix. I bought it in the bargain corner at GC during early summer and it's in a large pot at the moment. It's grown like mad and flowered really well so I'd say it's a good one to buy. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 20:41

Stay tucked up Dove. You are lucky having a dishwasher! 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 19:37

Think it depends on the size and where it is sgl. Worth giving your council a phone just to clarify, or take a look on their website- it might give basic info on there. Up here I think 3m x 3m or less doesn't need it but if it was high and overlooking a neighbour's wall or something it may be an issue.

Are you feeling better Dove? You weren't there when I posted a few mins ago 

chicky - 

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