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Posted: 22/10/2013 at 07:42

Morning all. Bye Dove!

Dry here at last but I don't think it'll be that way all day.

Wood's been delivered so I'll try and open it and bring it all round to back garden later 

Not heard any owls here - we used to have one at last house. They're beautiful when you see them close up. I do seem to have a bat here though. He was a regular little visitor in the late summer. Did you decide on your pyracantha chicky? I love them and round here there are loads spilling out from gardens and at field edges just laden with berries.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 19:15

Lovely little-ann, great strong colour for this time of year.  We had schizostylis at last house but it was the  wishy washy pinky one which I don't care for. Still- the bunnies didn't eat it so it was useful! 

Berg- cracking pix. Love the little white allium and the alpines are stunning. 

?? Pond on My Allotment

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 19:06

Hi NewBoy. I take it you mean that size for a pond? I think that's plenty big enough for a decent pond. I had one a similar size in a previous garden.  I think  an important point to consider since it's an allotment, is to get a bit of cover for wildlife to be safe. Mine  had a beached slope so that animals could get in and out and plenty of little places for them to hide, so maybe you could locate it so that there's other planting around. 


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 18:45

Hello all - been out getting curtain stuff . No cakes I'm afraid alcopops either - not in this house. T-total -ly.

All this talk of food....making a chickeny thing with tomatoes and courgettes and Moroccan spices. Might be vile but at least there's no Morrison's gravy in it KEF ...

Woody'- it sounds lovely and I don't even like lamb! As for crab.....just like eating it 

The concrete is a big piece so  I'll just have to tolerate it's presence. Such is life.


Front garden revamp - before and after photos

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 15:03

Dolgarrog - I've been building some raised beds too and one is more or less complete and filled. It's around the same dimensions- about 2x4' and I've used a couple of bags of soil and two large bags of compost (125l each) plus a few containers of spent compost from the tomatoes and sweet peas (maybe another 70l?) and I'd say about another 70l worth in the plants I've put in - one plant was in a large pot- 15' diameter. Plus some grit.

In other words - quite a lot! About 8/10 'normal' (70l) sized bags of soil/compost I'd guess.

I'm sure there's a way to work it out though!  


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 14:30

I think I'm trading in my wand for something more accurate to determine the weather.

A windsock and a bucket. 

Concrete'll be the death of me if I try to dig it up so lateral thinking is the way forward...if that makes sense 

Please don't go pd. I, for one, would miss you very much especially when you're just back. I'm confused too. Maybe it's my age.

Flowering cordyline

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 13:51

Lovely plant Richie- but yes - that is a phormium!

I had one of the standard green NZ flax in a previous garden and it often flowered- but in summer as KEF says.

Must have natives?

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 13:49

Hello MrsGarden- very confusing as I always call you MrsG!! Lovely to 'see' you 

Harebell is lovely - and vastly overlooked as a plant I think.

Very handy for me if I need a hat when I go out too 


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 08:21

Concrete's buried along the back fence and I've no chance of getting it out unless I get a digger. The water's draining but I don't want to put in the planting I had planned in case it gets waterlogged.

Will rethink it - it's only at one end so I might do a much higher raised bed like the new ones I've done at the side fence but for the moment, Dad's pot is sitting there.

Off to work now - catch up later 

Horse Manure - ? Din In or Leave On Top

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 08:17

I do the same as chicky. Just put some down on the new beds I've created as I won't plant them till spring. It was previously just a piece of rather poor grass. I stripped that off and then added  some compost and soil and topped with manure.

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