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12 metre border ideas!!!

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 08:18

lloyd- kids eh?

Lots of good advice from everyone and I agree with nutcutlet about making it wider as it sounds like you have plenty of room there and it would give balance. Kids are pretty hard on gardens so shrubs and plants which will stand up to footballs being kicked into them etc are a good idea!  Climbers as a backdrop for the fence help to break it up while everything establishes and a focal point tree would be lovely- there's so many to choose from depending on yur soil and aspect etc. Good luck with it !


Posted: 08/04/2013 at 08:11

Dove- wish I was retiring ! No you never mentioned it... 

Verdun wrote (see)
Hey Fairygirl,
Joining the hellebore club.
Remember the better you prepare the hole the better your plant will be

Sound advice Verdun -as always! I tried to put a pic on here from my phone but didn't manage it but once it's planted and I get camera organised I'll get  one. It's a very nice white, but I could easily have gone mad at the nursery and bought dozens! It's a huge place and they supply a lot of GCs etc all over the country. Fatal if you have any spare cash and even worse if you don't! 

No private club

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 08:03
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Lets hope that everyone's far to busy today to recruit via PMs or to stir things up - there's gardening to be done  (except for those of us who have to go to work )

I know- me too Dove

Chicky  Agreed

Sam- my avatar has a waterfall and Tina asked if it was  from my garden. Sadly not! Right now I have a lot of gravel, slabs (not paving!) and bare fences as I've recently moved so it's not too thrilling! My previous house had a big pond fed from a spring so it had a little waterfall but I need to get a card reader to put pics on here as my camera is obviously like me -old and outdated!

Jeannie   Are you freezing this morning-just saw the forecast brrr...not too bad here.

I alaways refuse tablet as I can feel my teeth dissolve as I'm eating it...

No private club

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:06
Sam Glendinning wrote (see)

As long as its not coffee  Pennine lol 

I dont like them lol 

Me also-used to leave those for the girls when they were little. They soon cottoned on though!

WW-how lucky your wife was to have someone as special as you obviously are 

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:02
Flower bird wrote (see)
Annual meadow sounds brill Marion, can I say anenomes ( Japanese) I love them.

I love japanes anemones too.

and Amelanchier

And alliums and achilleas and astilbes 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:44

Evenin' all. Just had my dinner. I could do with some of your pots WW! Had to clear loads of stuff out when I moved and just didn't have room at the house I was renting. It's a pain having to buy stuff now!

I got some pulsatillas at the nursery today which are very pretty and will go in a pot as I have nowhere for them just now and a white broom (cytisus) which I love  Couldn't resist them-my winnings from the National yesterday paid for them! The hellebore looks lovely. Brum-all that talk about them...I thought I was very restrained only buying 1 as there were tons of different ones. Hostas fact it was a hosta/hellebore heaven!

No private club

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:15

WW- it's nice to hear you speak openly. A lot of people have done that here and it's good to feel you can do so without being criticised. You obviously had a lovely, treasured marriage.

This is when the internet can be good. 

Fit and Healthy Forkers

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 14:15
Pennine Petal wrote (see)
Actually, I lie, I am tempted by a bacon sarnie at the weekend!

Everything in moderation is my motto. Eat less move more!

So I'll follow my own advice now and go for a walk 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 14:10

Debating whether to go for a walk as I've had lunch. That b****y fence is awaiting more paint but not sure I can face it! Feel a bit weary as I spent ages last night setting up new laptop but can't get the photo thingy to work so need to get older daughter to help me later! I knew they'd come in useful some day 

Weather here is a bit static and we could do with a bit of rain but a bit of heat too. The rain is uaually accompanied by howling wind at this time of year though 


Posted: 07/04/2013 at 13:59
Rosa pulcino wrote (see)



It's what we're good at Rosa

Went to nursery and was very restrained but after all the chat about hellebores I succumbed! Just the one..white, called 'Bob's Best'. Nowhere to put it right enough but hey-that's life I did go and do shopping after and bought some cheap pots to temporarily house things!

Hoe you enjoy the art Dove. It's a lovely thing to do.

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