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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 20:45


KEF -we crossed!

If you click 'followed threads' that seems to work better - but not every time 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 20:42

Did my ironing this morning GG. 

Why are you doing SIL's washing......???!!!

Got lots of bits done today and got all the grass cut  -then the heavens opened.

Poor KEF- I found the thread and moved it up but she hasn't found us yet....

KEF- we're in the library, with a piece of lead pipe and Colonel Mustard...

oh no sorry's just Verdi..


Posted: 03/08/2013 at 20:37

I moved the Evening thread up KEF!! Don't think they gave the name of the black Iris.

Weed or Plant identification

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 20:33

The little Icelandic poppies look quite like that when they first emerge adn they seed like mad so that's a possibility too Kevin.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 20:22

Here you are KEF!

Evening all. 

Root sprouting plant??

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 20:18

Almost impossible to tell with such a small pic- even when enlarged - but it could be a Cotoneaster. I think you'd have to leave it to get a bit bigger so that  there's a better chance of a correct ID MrsD. 

New house, new garden, total newbie

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 20:14

I'd agree with what's been said Danny about taking your time and logging what you have just now. If you're unsure of some of the shrubs etc get some pix on here and someone will ID them -nut is very good at that! Once you know what's there you can decide what you do and don't want and even remove some before the winter to give you a head start next year.

The other thing I'd add is to work out the aspect of the garden so that you can determine where things will go - for instance, if it's a sunny site you may want to create a shady area for sitting/eating in,  if you have children you might need a place for all the swings and slides etc., if you want a greenhouse or a veg plot you'll  need to get them sited well to get the best out of them. Everyone has different requirements in a garden so getting those basic things in place at the start is important. 

Good luck with all the planning! 

Forum up the creek

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 14:41

I've PMd Daniel so maybe if a few more of us do it'll get addressed on Monday when they're inundated with complaints!

What Now?

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 12:01
Thejazz wrote (see)

Thank you all. On my way to the Nurseries!!


Hope you've got a healthy bank balance jazz- you won't have by the time you get home!

Problem with a wrongly planted beech hedge

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 11:59

Beech doesn't do so well in wetter sites Michelle so perhaps that could be a reason? I planted Hornbeam in a previous garden for that reason. I'm on clay up here and we get a lot of rain. I did a fair bit of preparation to my site as well because the hedge was going in amongst mature trees in parts - naturally those bits took a lot longer to establish but once they did they grew well. The bits that were wetter  romped away very quickly. A bit of help is probably needed as chicky says - they'll certainly benefit from it. My hedge was quite mature in a few years.

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