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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 13:00

bare root

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 12:57

Ooh thats good , Dove. thats what I meant.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 12:56

A parcel has just arrived. 10 plugs of Hellebore washfield doubles. I bought using Tesco vouchers tripled up. They wont flower this year, or next probably, but still I've got plenty of others to be going on with.

Now I really must stop buying hellebores. I forgot about these coming.

bare root

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 12:52

The roots will all come from a central point. This point needs to be at soil level, with the bunch of roots splayed out beneath it, and then cover with soil.  Water in well.

Vitamin C to aid rooting

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 12:31

Sounds like you're going to be busy, Charlie. Well volunteered.

HODSOCK PRIORY

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 11:47

PM'd you back. Kef

 

Huge garden hedge

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 11:20

I'd start again, and put something more controllable in like a beech hedge, or variegated hollies. They can be kept to the height you want without much difficulty.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 11:19

My mum made the same observation as OH did in the cafe at Ashwood.

" This place is full of people, mainly women, of a certain age"

. Whilst a few people garden all their lives, a lot don't develop an interest until they get their own house and garden, or until they retire.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 11:06

Theres a lot of nutters out there, Panda.  Not including us of course.

I was talking to my mum, about picking panda up at the train station, and trusting complete strangers.  Thats why we are meeting in a public place. CCTV and all that. While we take a lot of statements at face value,we could be talking to a psychopath with gardening tendencies and a big shovel. We could be talking to someone living in a fantasy world(not counting verduns cabin and the cake).

But sometimes you just have to trust your gut instinct.

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/

 

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