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Latest posts by Fairygirl

Digging in gravel

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 17:55

Once you've offloaded some to the neighbour, dig the remaining stuff in with some manure and compost and you'll have a good medium for your hedging Nick. 

Plants around a pond advice

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 12:43

Yes- I used that in a former pond to do the same job, and the little pool in that first pic has landscape fabric lining the rocks as there's some aquatic soil in with the water for the marginals  

Hydraenga Advice

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 22:15

Good luck with them Katherine 

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 22:10

Clematis Pruning

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 22:05

Where do you want to have them arthur - sun , shade etc, and what sort of things do you like - colours and so on. If you're looking for something permanent like a shrub or perennial, there are loads to choose from, but it also depends on the  type of look you want and the size of the pots. I have three Hebes in identical terracotta pots along a path. They're low maintenance and form nice mounds, mimicking box balls. Some of the grasses look really good in pots too.

Might be a good idea to start a new thread for that as you'll get lots more ideas. 

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 21:57

Well there's Verdun of course,  but I'm his best friend Jo.....


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 21:47

He runs round on his knees BL -  and in his shorts ...

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 21:41

Smashing W'song 

They're great for a bit of drama.

Some lovely pix on here from everyone - too numerous to mention individually but I'd kill for LP's walled garden 

Hydraenga Advice

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 21:20

I bought a couple of Quercifolias Katherine - the autumn colour is gorgeous. 

I think it's difficult to grow them well if your soil is very dry, until they're well established. No amount of manual watering really makes up for it. Perhaps a load of manure into the planting hole and a ton of mulch to help retain any moisture?


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 21:15

I knows it Verd....

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