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Overwhelmed re: front garden bed design

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 08:15

Lavender and azaleas are on opposite sides of the fence, so to speak, in terms of conditions.

Perhaps it would help if you could think about the style of planting you want first. Look at books, magazines, online etc and take note of the 'look' you want. Then it's easier to make suitable suggestions. Also - what time to do you have, and what inclination,  for maintenance? That will determine what type of planting is best suited. 

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 08:10

Happy Birthday nut - and millions more to come. You'll give Jim from Beechgrove a run for his money   


Brilliant cake chicky!


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 07:55

Morning all. Lovely day  again here. Could have had a nice pic of the sky last night but too busy cutting grass and making dinner 

Chilly here yesterday Lesley - 4 degrees when I left for work. The sun made it pleasant later - but I only caught a bit at lunchtime. 

DD- hope 'the boy' is settling in well in his new home. Makes it easier for you all to come to terms with.

Neighbours make or break it don't they? The one at the back of me was removing the elevated play house thing which is an eyesore and a magnet for every child in the area who run across the garage roofs from it - so 'hurrah', but he was out measuring later so who knows what he's conjuring up now    Hopefully a ten foot fence right round the back garden  

Hugs to all the poorly mums - hope they 're a little bit better today. 

Have a good day everyone 

ID please

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 08:06

 nutcutlet - she's good isn't she, Jackie?  

Blood moon....

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 08:04

Fab pic Alan 

doc  Hope you got some sleep afterwards.

Bob - didn't understand a word - but I'm looking forward to your pix!  

'fleecing the dahlias'  fidget - was that a euphemism? 

The first frost

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 08:00

I have one of those neighbours across the road Bboy. Cuts the grass ( size of a postage stamp) once a year with a strimmer. When the wind blows, guess where all the dandelion seeds end up  

Always one isn't there?

Had to laugh out loud the day he hung up a hanging basket at the front door!

I have to take issue at 'fairy' seeds.....

Indelable marker pens for real?

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 07:55
pansyface wrote (see)

I must ask OH how he marks his balls. No hairs on the Chinagraph. it properly now.... I see....

I remember using those at school-  a long time ago.

I find pencil works well - haven't really looked into decent marker pens. The nurseries must have good ones though - their labels are impossible to re use!


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 07:52

Morning all. I woke at 3am and had a look but total cloud here so no chance of the moon. Did you get any pix doc and chicky? They've been showing some on the Beeb news.  Think Bob and Davidk were going to try - Bob's set up sounded very impressive 

Was up Loch Lomond yesterday too LP - not been on that side of the country recently. Lots of trees turning. Hope dog is ok - duck tape's marvellous stuff isn't it? 

That little chap's very well camouflaged Pat 

Off to see what's what and then off to work. It's not all beer and skittles for me, you know.... 

Have a good day everyone

help please

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 21:30

Yes indeed  

Plant ID Please

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 21:29

I know it's a been a slow news month, but .....

I've stopped reading newspapers because I can't be bothered with the endless sensationalism. Also, 24 hour news reporting means there are too many hours to fill, so we end up with a lot of 'non news' news 

Gone off topic a bit - sorry Tim  

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