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japanese style but new to it all help please

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 08:55

Its very small, Diane. If you lift the turf and put gravel over a membrane to keep the weeds down. A large artfully placed stone? You can draw rings in the gravel with a rake. maybe an acer dissectum in a pot?

You won't have the space for all the elements of a japanese style garden, but maybe you could try one or two to give a feel?

http://www.decoist.com/2013-03-01/28-japanese-garden-design-ideas-to-style-up-your-backyard/

 

Vitamin C to aid rooting

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 08:49

I'm with Mike and verdun. I use rooting powder or rooting gel when necessary. 

Vitamin C powder is more expensive and harder to get, since most chemists keep it under the counter because drug addicts use  Vit C powder or citric acid to mix with the heroin. It then ruins the veins.

I saw the same programme,Mike. A lot of people on this forum commented that a flat tined fork is not a pitchfork.  There were quite a few errors in that series, including moving Ashbourne to Yorkshire.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 08:39

Happy Birthday , Gardengirl.

Well done, Clarington with all the kitchen spam.

Its cold here, frost outside. I've just fed the blackbirds, who were stamping up and down. I thought it was cold, OH turned the heating off when he went to work at silly o clock.   I've turned it back up again. Brrrrr. Time for coffee and a hot bath.

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 22:31

Yes, I agree on the iris. There were some at Ashwood, but I bought a small pot of a dark blue one instead.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 22:06

I tried doing 4 x 10 hour days and  3 off, but I was so cream crackered, it took me three days to recover from the previous four.

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 19:14

Love the stripey wellies, Panda.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 17:24

Ooh yum, that will just fill a hole....

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 16:55

I dont know. I bought it donkeys years ago,because it was dusky  pink and different to the white ones that seemed to be the only ones available then. There are about 12 of its seedlings in the same bed. The one I am digging up was a 1 yr seedling I moved two years ago, so even if I knew the name of the original, I can't call it that. I intend taking seeds off my new Ashbrook  garden hybrids, but the seedlings can't be called that because they could have cross pollinated with anything else in the vicinity.

That said, all of the dusky pink offspring are pretty similar to the parent.

Now if you want pink........

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/37277.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/37278.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 In John Masseys garden yesterday. i didn't take a pic of the hellebore house, I was a bit overwhelmed, like a kid in a sweetshop full of pick and mix.

Is there something up with our greengage?

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 16:43

Just don't put another plum , damson, or gage there.

Help with choice of hosta

Posted: 09/02/2014 at 15:53

I grow Hostas by the side of the pond. I think the frogs take care of the slugs, because they all seem to be fine. some are variegated, others plain (Honeybells and Big Daddy) The same plant away from the pond gets shredded.

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