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Posted: 27/09/2013 at 12:59

Melspade- I have the same problem! I'm doing a lot of dismantling and constructing in this new garden and at times I was 'scunnered' - good Scots expression! I'm beginning to see results now and getting plants in which keeps me going.   Lots of good supportive people on here and that helps enormously too 

Still got problems with Forum

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 12:54

Refresh the page after you post and it should show up 

Autumn colour

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 12:53

Horse chestnuts look terrific in the autumn gina. 

Have you got a lot of wind? I'll rephrase that...

Are the Acers a bit exposed? Sun's still strong at this time of year too so it might be a combination of those.

Still got problems with Forum

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 12:51

Daniel's hoping to have the site all sorted out by end of today so don't give up. It's such a busy forum so things will go wrong from time to time. Don't let it put you off lily. Lots of very experienced posters on here to give valuable advice and help.

Talkback: Is your garden shed secure?

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 12:48

Eh? This is a gardening forum john. Sheds play a large part in gardens- but the forum's not for advertising and you'll be reported if you do.

how can I read my replies?????

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 12:42

Thanks Daniel. Lots of new people joining so it would be ashame if they got fed up and went elsewhere. The forum has been really good and very helpful for so many - myself included. 

Autumn colour

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 12:40

Think you're right Marion. The wild rowans in my area here are looking really pretty- laden with berries. Trees are all turning like mad and lots of leaves down now. I don't really have any deciduous trees or shrubs here yet and most of the people living round here don't seem to have much interest in gardens sadly, so I really want to get some wildlife and interest in. I may get an Acer at some point but it'll go in a pot so that I can take it when I move again!


Posted: 27/09/2013 at 12:35

So is it more like a choux bun fidget rather than doughnut texture? I love those - ones with coffee icing are particularly scrumptious!

I've had to resort to ironing as the weather's very dreary. Still, indoor jobs need doing so will do them with occasional tea drinking. 

spring bulbs

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 12:30

The only thing I can suggest is to either pot them up - you can buy black buckets for a pound in diy stores and put holes in them - or if you have a little spare area of ground somewhere in your garden, you could just pop them all in there, like a nursery type bed. I've done that with some daffs in this garden as they were along the side wall where I intend putting an extension. Didn't want to just chuck them out.

Autumn colour

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 10:48

That's a really sharp contrast there Marion in the last pic!

Some of my purchases yesterday for new raised beds and borders :


 Pachysandra, Tiarella cygnet, some violas and little lime heucheras for the shady back fence, Philadelphus for the new semi shaded borders, and a Choisya sundance for the sunny side. 

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