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gallery of shame

Posted: Yesterday at 23:52

I prefer to call my gardening style 'relaxed' 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 23:32

Shucks folks, thank you  There is a lot of fairy moss on the pond surface that I'm forever pulling out but also choc-a-block with tadpoles. You can see them scatter if I walk by.


Victoria - the marsh marigold you sent me is still in there but sadly gone to seed now, it looked gorgeous about a month ago 

gallery of shame

Posted: Yesterday at 23:21
plant pauper says:

Not so hasty.


What age is your daughter Fishy? 


See original postShe's 17 plant pauper and hasn't ridden the bike for about four years at least. It's now a 'feature' as well as a door stop 

 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 19:54

Lovely pictures from everyone!! Here's my humble little garden.



Pond and boggy area....




gallery of shame

Posted: Yesterday at 19:41

This old bike of my daughter's keeps the shed door shut. I keep meaning to re-hang it but other jobs get in the way...


An old guinea pig run...



Messy greenhouse...


What have you decided NOT to grow this year?

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 00:13

Tomatoes - I'm the only one who bothers to eat them 

gallery of shame

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 00:25

I like this thread, will have to take some pics of my own messy areas. But then who wants a garden set out with a slide rule? Nature is chaotic and long may it remain so. Old carpets etc = hiding places for amphibians, reptiles and small mammals 

greenhouse advice needed

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 15:55

I went for toughened glass only because we have two dogs who charge up and down the garden. The day I finished the glazing, our border terrier came inside for a nose at the same time as I let fall a bag of compost. He can be very flighty and went to run out of the door but hit the glass section to the right.


The force of him hitting it knocked it clean out as the spring clips gave way. It clattered on the concrete outside but didn't even chip. No shards falling and best of all a stunned but otherwise unhurt dog. That's the advantage over horticultural glass and over polycarbon it has more weight making the greenhouse more stable in gale force winds. Of course the other two are cheaper and we all have budgets.

greenhouse advice needed

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 00:08

Hi Sanjy, sound advice there from Frank. I have a 6ft x 8ft greenhouse in a garden that's about 25 yards by maybe 10. I should think my GH could cater for a garden much bigger as in the time i've had it (February 2015), I've near enough filled the garden with mainly perennials and biennials all grown from seed.


A 6 x 5ft gives you lots of potential and you'll soon find your having to give plants away. Mine has toughened glass which bumps up the price a bit but what price the safety of your grandsons? 


The stone paving sounds like a good base as long as it's fairly level. The strip of bare earth down one side is for growing veg I believe, my own floor is completely slabbed cos I'm not a big veg grower 


Like Frank says, take your time over choosing...you won't ever regret having a greenhouse.

can a digitalis pam's choice seedling turn into native foxglove again ?

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 21:31

It's a case of us humans thinking we can alter millions of years of natural selection in a few decades of selective breeding 

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