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Do you have to have pick out points...

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 15:32

sorry excuse the spelling.. clicked before did spell check...

Do you have to have pick out points...

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 15:31

Hi everyone.. we are in the process of relaying our garden path and i am having borders down each side and some spreading out to incorporate the other ones i have..

I have looked up adn read many articles about this and some say you should have the same plant at measured points all the way up to keep it all tied in.. some say you dont.. do i have to have the same planting each side or can it be different..

I am at a point of being totally confused as which is best.. i have no real formality to my garden and cant decide if no structured formality is better or will look silly..

i try to go for more natural look and let plants seed themselves where ever normally in othe beds.. but i am not sure about the path..

to add some height (and as to windy for trees).. we are having a large wooden hexeganal pergula?? 2 thirds down the path for interest and wish to incorporate this in with borders with the path running through it..

any ideas on what would look good?

Anyone dismantled and moved a greenhouse before??

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 13:26

sorry let the base go right off..

Anyone dismantled and moved a greenhouse before??

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 13:25

obelix that is what we did.. just took glass out and move the whole frame work.. got some mates round.. did bar-b-que for them and got concrete base down by 10am first day and moved frame following day.. didnt put glass in until net weekend thou as had to clean it all and get new clips for it.. and let the case go right off because of the weight.

Wallflowers

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 13:21

my bowles mauve is now 4 years old and still going strong.. i dead head as soon as hte flowers have gone half way up the stem.. i cut back a bit each year down to the thrid bud up.. to stop getting woody. and then i use them as cuttings.. i have found between jan and june is best time for these..

i also have a stars and stripe variegated pink/red one.. an apricot one which i love.. it is mixed apricot pink and orange.. gorgeous.. these not so tough as bowles one thou.. so take cuttings each year..

i also grown my own wallflowers this year instead of buying them.. saved last years seed and i now have loads of plants.. so many i am selling them up top garden in 9cm for 25p each.. going well they are..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 13:15

today is gorgeous.. blue skies white fully clouds and sunshine.. got two loads of washing out.. yeserday heavy rain all day and wednesday was like today..  hope it stays dry as want to cut the grass this weekend it is now 4 ins long with all teh rain and sun keep getting..

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 13:13

hi guys.. not been on for an age.. been so busy.. the is out again today so been out side closing up for winter.. i hate this time of year.. thou my cosmos and rudbeckias are still doing very well..

cia.. i have load seedling of the native green helebores ones.. if interested.

i have seeded some of the ornamental ones too and they are looking good to they are green also.. as my border is green and white on that side.. so trying to keep it that way.. without much success at the mo.

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 09:08

love the pictures of the hoggies kitekat.. we had one a few years back but not visited for a long time.. think something got him or just moved on.

and we have a badger set somewhere on the cliff or railway line.. have put out food for them and they are getting rather used to us now.. cant relly get a picture as the flash scares the life out of them.. so am looking for other ways to get one.. they are beautiful creatures up close but do make a mess in my garden but wouldnt have it any other way.. it is only back lawn the mess up so not to worried as the kids use it as a play ground anyway.

Last year was terrible as one was left dead on the railway line for months before being moved.. allthe kids could see it as they walked to school no nice.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 09:01

well yesterday got worse and worse.. by nightfall it was howling a hooley and throwing it down all night.. and today is not much better.. short heavy showers and strong winds..

Weeds from next door

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 09:00

indeed it is keiths lemon.. even when everything is wilting in the heat and dry.. they keep growing.. but it gives me reason to go out there during that time when not much else to do but dead head.

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