Heather Michaels

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Posted: 23/08/2013 at 17:09

Thanks Fairygirl, its been a bit of a mission but to be honest I've loved every minute 


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 17:06

hmm Nutcutlet not sure what a Colt House is! It was built in the 50's I believe and is built entirely of wood and that's as much I know I'm afraid but we love it.

And there is a lot of garden, it effectively runs right around the house. I'm thinking I'm lucky on that one.


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 16:57

Hello everyone,

I'm going to share some pictures of my garden with you all, especially for those of you who have had the misfortune to listen to me banging on about it for last few months! We inherited the garden when we moved, and so most of what you see here is as it came to us but I'm learning to love its rustic, rugged beauty I have to say. The front garden we did put a lot of work into. There was a very old overgrown and deformed fir tree in the garden mostly dead and blocking out light to the kitchen so we had it chopped down and replaced the area it covered with the barked area you can see here. I know I've got a lot of spaces to fill in it yet, and I know I have things that technically shouldn't grow together but I just love it. The bank at the back suddenly sprung up all the flowers etc you can see in the pic, and I love them although they're all going over now. And as you can see we're completely hemmed in by trees and hedges. Gotta learn to love that right?! Anyway, enough of me wittering on, just wanted to share these with anyone that might want to look, Heather


Gotta have a gnome, right?!









Posted: 23/08/2013 at 15:15

Waterbutts you crack me up! But as for the following them round part, I can do that. Anyone that knows me already thinks I'm slightly crazy anyway so if I did get seen they'd probably just say "oh bless there she goes again" but thankfully I don't have any near neighbours so it'd just be the other half and he's quite used to me now! 


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 15:13

Thanks for the input Newcastle, I've noticed they can be persistent little critters. I'll soldier on and see how I go, too late sadly for that plant, its a goner 


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 15:06

Sorry for the typos here Marina I've just had my computer overhauled and I swear its developed a life force all of its own! 


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 15:05

I'm new to this Marina but I do know that Hydrangeas respond better if they're slightly shaded from the wind and slightly sheltered from the worst of the sun (or I've found this to be true). The one Hydrangea I have that is the most exposed to the elements is the one with the least amount of flowers and has got a little rangy, the others are do far, far better. One in the front garden isn't flowering but that's only because it needed a serious amount of cutting back as it had got completely out of control where the previous tenants hadn't looked after it and then I had to hack it back again, sadly too late for it to flower this year but it should be just fine for next year. I wonder if yours are possibly a little too exposed? 


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 15:01

Thanks Blairs now I have more than one idea to go on so that's great. One thing though, if I put a cutting in water, could I say keep it in a shed over winter? Or would that be too dark and dry?


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 14:24

Thanks Nutcutlet. Will get big strong (and more importantly brave!!) other half to pick them off. I'm such a wimp I'll never be a true, all embracing gardener lol I just can't do caterpillars. Thanks again, Heather


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 14:15

Its on now nutcutlet, I forgot to attach (its been a long day lol!)

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Am I a baddie? 
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Was doing great, now I'm not sure if its ailing 
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