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Any suggestions for a small tree for a border?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:18

Amelanchier lamarkii (snowy mespilus) would be a good one for that type of site MrsM. It will eventually get bigger than that but it's not difficult to keep in check and  it's light and airy so doesn't create deep shade. Small white flowers at this time of year and lovely autumn colour. It's often grown as a shrub - so multi stemmed - but you can remove lower branches and make it 'tree shaped'. If you're very worried about width - the Amanagowa cherry is a vertical spire. They do get tall though, but that's the case with most trees eventually! It won't cast too much shade though and you'll get blossom and some autumn colour. 


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:12

I do the same as Dove. If there's a few you can rub them off - bit tricky when it's jaggy roses though! I have a Canna in the kitchen just now and it was covered - wiped off the first lot but their friend and families turned up so it was  a quick drenching with Fairy Liquid and they're all gone now. Getting the birds into your plants by hanging some feeders and fat balls nearby is the best way - I couldn't really do that in the kitchen though...


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:04

PG - I love your equisetum in the pot. Used to have one in a pond so I might do that until I have a pond again. They're so architectural - great statement plant. Hope you get time this year to get all your pots planted!

Just been putting washing out - very windy again - triple pegged after yesterday! It's not too warm either - 7degrees. Even the dunnocks have got hats on..

sunflowers planting out

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 08:52

Isn't Easter next weekend? Have I missed it 

Parthenocissus quinquefolia and Clematis

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 08:45

I wouldn't normally plant virginia creeper on a pergola unless it's a very, very big sturdy one - they're more suited to house walls Possum because they get very big. The clematis wouldn't get a look in  


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 08:00

Morning all. Dry just now but not for long I think 

Day at a time Bill x 

Fidget - good luck. Not easy.

Paddling pool? Blimey - it would be a bit cold for a swimming cozzie here! 

Off for a look round while having a cup of tea. Have a good day all.

Unknown Plant

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 21:19

My ex husband had some in the garden of his new house which was coming through from the adjoining council maintained woodland.  They came out and treated it but I haven't heard him mention it since then. I'll try and remember to ask him tomorrow for an update when he brings the girls home. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 20:33

A little pic of my efforts today with the main raised bed - got some of the coping cut, painted and attached :

 It'll be better once I get rid of the ugly slabs and gravel later this year!

How can I get frogs to use my pond?

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 20:27

Blanket weed can look just like spawn when it gets a foothold - it looks 'bubbly'.

New garden

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 18:11

It's all so exciting - your spring bank will be terrific. Why on earth do people want flat plots as gardens? I've never understood that!

The enjoyment you'll get improving and creating it all will be worth every sore back,cut finger and aching limb Hollie. The views alone are worth their weight in gold  

The chickens look completely at home too!

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