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No Man's Land - or Woman's :-)

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 19:40

I have had a few rows of paving laid in front of the conservatory and now have an empty section between it and the old path across to the shed. I am wondering what would be good to plant there. I will probably have a couple of stepping stones in line with the conservatory door and I need a bit of room to walk round the pond which is just off the left of the photo. Nothing too high but I don't want grass because the chickens will scratch it up. It's sunny during the mornings in summer other wise shade / partial shade, well-drained, slightly alkaline.

Thanks in advance for suggestions. Flo x


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Posted: 06/04/2013 at 19:05

Thanks Chicky you're a brick-y

Fish pie was v. nice Bunny, though I say so myself. Wine was too though I can't claim to have made that with  my own fair mitts!

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Posted: 06/04/2013 at 18:28

5 mins. to fish pie. Oh, and a glass of wine

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Posted: 06/04/2013 at 18:27

Dove - you wouldn't be soon to retire by any chance, would you   


Chicky, thank you so much for that information. I shall seek out the May mag. forthwith!


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Posted: 06/04/2013 at 16:13

Afties all. Have spent a little while sitting out enjoying the sun!!! (I know!!!) and trying to decide where to plant the shrubs I already have. Round my new paving in case I failed to make that clear. Came in to find requirements for shrubs I have so far. Now I really need to find somewhere to obtain reasonably priced 'little stuff' - small lavenders and thymes for starters as GC pots work out rather pricey.

Great cake, Bjay - get practising!


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Posted: 06/04/2013 at 08:26

Morning all.

Just a flying visit as I have to be at dog rescue open day all morning. I hope the sunshine lasts so I can get outside this afternoon.

Hope the sun shines where you are too

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Posted: 05/04/2013 at 22:31

This is all sounding rather exciting Becks and Bjay. I need something bricky to repair the edges of my pond. If those paviors are not too thick, they might be just the thing! And we have a Wickes not too far away.

Was very sad to have to let Pete the Paving man dump most of the topsoil he dug out, I would loved it to have gone to someone who wanted it

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Posted: 05/04/2013 at 15:45

Bjay, I share your drain pain! Luckily I can usually make mine do the ploop with my own drain rods. Not a choice job, though. Good for speedy Dynorod.

Glad Beechgrove has been mentioned, thanks folks. I'd managed not to notice when it was on so a Sunday repeat will be welcome.

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Posted: 05/04/2013 at 09:34

Morning everyone.

Glad workmen have gone so I don't feel like a specimen in a glass case - not that they peeked in but I was always aware that they were there. Too cold to do outside stuff at the mo. but may be off to GC for lunch later with my sis. so a bit of browsing may be on the cards

Glyn, like GG, I am SO glad that my marking days are behind me .

Have fun one and all

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Posted: 04/04/2013 at 18:07

Great suggestion, Lead Farmer, thank you. I love lavender, it would like the dryish sunny aspect and it may be chicken resistant as I have some elsewhere that seems to have survived OK.

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