Latest posts by Fairygirl

Beechgrove has started

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 13:55

steephill - I think obelixx has come over all of a flutter at Mr B 

Can't say I blame her. I've no idea what he was doing - I was just....looking....

chuck and grow seeds

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 13:53

Topbird's suggestions are ideal for a shady spot B3.  Anything needing sun will just lean towards the light so bear that in mind.

You could use sweet peas there too. We tend to think of them as needing lots of sun, but  I've used them in semi shaded spots successfully They would wind their way through other plants and give you lots of scent too. You just need to poke them into the ground. Just about the right time now for sowing outdoors  

Low lying evergreen cover

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 13:48

If you want something straightforward, you could use Euonymous. It'll give you an evergreen low hedge which you can prune or leave depending on the look you like. 

If you want a more varied look, a few more details will help, as Dove says.

For instance, are there any colours or styles you like ?  Do you have lots of time to spend in the garden or do you need a simple solution? 

From bunk bed to raised bed

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 13:43

Dove - perhaps we should send all the spammers a link to this one so that they can see what they should be doing with all their old toss!  

Great stuff pompey - don't forget to give it some outdoor paint as it'll be softwood and a bit vulnerable to the old British weather. What are you going to put in it?

Beechgrove has started

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 13:38

BL will be delighted at seeing Mr B in his rubber.....

Nae dugs Hosta....

Plants for shaded area

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 19:17

Ahem - Hosta...I did mention you....

Daunting large garden and where to start

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 17:36

If you type  Garden Pictures 2015 into the search box at the top of the page, you'll find last year's picture thread Carl. The current one won't have as much on it yet. It's called Garden Pictures 2016 if you want a look at that one too. 

New build house waterlogged garden - clay soil

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 17:25

dudeni - it's not much consolation I know, but it's such a common problem, and rarely a week goes by without someone with the same issue.

I'd agree with Dave - you'll be fighting it constantly. You can improve areas to plant into, adn there are plants which will cope well enough,  but grass needs good drainage and light to be half way decent. 

RIP Ronnie Corbett

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 17:20

Lyn - couldn't agree more. Wonderful memories  

Plants for shaded area

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 17:18

It's a very narrow border Natalie, so it's a bit more limited, but there's plenty of things which will be happy there. Perennials - Astilbe, Japanese Anemones, Hostas, Geraniums (the hardy ones, not Pelargoniums)  Pulmonarias, Dicentras, Pulsatillas, Heucheras and Tiarellas for starters. Some evergreens to give a bit of background and structure - Pachysandra (low growing) prostrate Gaultherias and some of the variegated Carexes. They'll give you a foil for the other plants. 

There are annuals which are happy in shade too - Busy Lizzies in particular - so you could add those for summer. Spring bulbs planted this autumn among those will add some early colour. Crocus, snowdrops and anemones will all be fine there. 

You could add some sweet peas for summer - they will do well enough with a bit of shade. Clematis for the fence is a great idea - take a look at Taylor's online site and you'll find loads for that aspect. The alpinas might suit you as they're early and need no pruning. You could then add one or two for summer/autumn depending on how much room you have. 

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