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Fantasy garden

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 07:56

Of course there will be a few undergardeners to do all the heavy work. and the deer only eat grass, not the hellebores.


Fantasy garden

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 07:39

This fantasy garden is for all of us to share. You can add a description of what you would like, or just cut and paste a photo of some plant or part of a garden or anything you would like to see in a garden.

I will start off with the basics.  This garden is huge, but has some small intimate rooms, where we can rest and relax, and enjoy a cuppa and a natter.

It has perfect neutral loam mainly, but there is a patch of acidic soil, and also a patch of chalky soil.

The climate is almost mediteranean. Frost only in the depths of winter, it rains during the night, but the days have blue skies and a temperature of 20 to 25 C

Slugs are restricted to the compost heap area. There are no lily beetles, vine weevils or grey squirrels or rats.

Over to you... what do you want in the perfect fantasy garden...


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 07:04

Maybe I should start a fantasy thread...

The perfect garden.  Starting with verduns climate, perfect soil, and  no weeds, slugs, or lily beetles. Followed by a run through all the best nurseries, nabbing those plants they were keeping for Chelsea. of course I'd need  a diet coke man or three to do the heavy lifting and digging....


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 06:42

Its a bit like the friday night fantasy.... if I win the lottery, this is the house and land I will buy. Its a cheap dream for the price of  a lottery ticket.

Old school report.... "would do better if  she concentrated in lessons, instead of staring out of the window and daydreaming."

Funny thing is, a lot of those daydreams have come true.

In the words of the song... if you never have a dream, how will you ever have a dream come true?


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 06:29

It seems I Have to grow up.  OK. I'll just let other people dig holes.


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 06:27

I currently have a huge stash of plant porn. I'm trying to resist, but I find circling things with a highlighter pen curiously satisfying.


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 06:24

I hope wonky is feeling better this morning.

I woke up cold. Ive put the heating on early. No hubby to pinch heat from, he's away all week.

I must make an appointment for a dentist. Trouble is my good one died, and his replacement was dire. I spent two hours in the chair for a root canal filling, screamed the place down when he found a nerve he hadnt numbed, and came out with tears running down my face, to find a full waiting room staring at me in horror. I then got an abscess that kicked off while I was away in Australia. I ended up trawling the pharmacies for the strongest pain killers I could buy. Surprisingly, I haven't been back.

Last plot help please

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 06:15

Liz, don't worry about how many threads you start, or how many times you ask for help. We all try to help beginners as much as we can. We were all beginners once.

unhappy roof terrace plants

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 21:28

No point feeding anything at the moment.It will just wash through. wait until signs of growth in March.


Posted: 12/01/2016 at 20:07


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