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What is taking over my garden

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 12:50

Plenty of manure, compost and grit added to your clay will pay dividends MsGFingers. Add some every time you pant something new too.Those additions will really open the structure up and allow you to garden more easily.  

I've gardened on clay all my life and it's by far the best medium for plants if you get the structure right. Vital for me to do it because of the high rainfall and long, cold winters, which doesn't favour many plants. 

Plants resistant to slugs

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 12:44

I grow very few perennials now because of slug issues here. Makes life easier 

As Verd says, grasses are good  and I grow Astilbes and Jap Anemones, and Tiarellas as well as Heucheras. They don't touch them They don't seem to bother with Pasqueflowers (Pulsatilla) either - very pretty at Easter. Geraniums are good, Sedums, and they don't touch the Acteas either. I grow quite  plants hard too which does help a fair bit. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 12:39

Hosta - I think Dove's been on the famous 'tonic wine'...beloved of many a 'jakey'...


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I'm digging a pond by hand...

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 08:05

Steve - you have my sympathy - about removing the pond not the proposing 

It'll take you a while - will you have some help to save your back from too many aches and pains?  The liners are so much easier to deal with though. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 08:01

Our posts crossed Hosta - I didn't want to tempt fate and mention your sleeping/not sleeping situation! Great to lose the weight - I expect the weird dreams will gradually go, but it can be difficult to deal with when they're so vivid.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 07:58

Morning all - where's Pat - is she ok?  

Our nice alpine spell is over - back to rain and wind. Oh well....

Hope all goes well in your new ventures Edd. What's that saying about one door closing...

Glad you had a good time with Charlie DD  

Grow bags, where are they?

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 07:53

I think it's possibly a little early ddaisy. Most people use them for tomatoes which wouldn't be at the stage for grow bags just yet. Probably in a few weeks the GCs will be overflowing with them! 

Help with filling in a box hedge

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 19:32

Oh - I've answered on your other thread Nichola! 

Help with filling in a box hedge

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 19:19

Many people would plant herbs in that situation Nichola. Is that something you would use or would you prefer something 'floral' ?  Most herbs prefer sun, so it would help to know what the general conditions are too, and what the soil is like.

Also - if you want floral, do you like a symmetrical look? It lends itself to that. You could put bulbs in for late winter/early spring then use perennials to follow on for summer 

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