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North Facing Border

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 20:59
I get very little sun in the winter but lots of sun in the summer when the sun is high. All manner of perennials grow in my garden - it has never crossed my mind that they would be slower to get going in the spring. The fact I live in Scotland and am about 3 weeks behind the south is a bigger factor. So you could say that despite living in Scotland and despite having a north facing garden, I still manage to successfully grow lots of cottage garden perennials. I do have good soil though!

Can You Suggest a Front Garden Tree or Bush

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 16:44
A good evergreen shrub would be a pittosporum, as they are not too dense. But I would go for a small ornamental tree like a flowering cherry or amelanchier.

North Facing Border

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 16:40
My back garden faces north and I grow all the normal cottage garden flowers. I only take aspect into account when localized ie. under the canopy of a tree or in the lee of a hedge. Otherwise, anything goes!

Talkback: Can I reduce a large pampas grass?

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 09:54
It was a rather tongue in cheek suggestion by me - I hate the stuff!

Landscaping cost

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 16:23
The ;uneven concrete' bit bothers me - that will make more work removing it and infilling the space if it is underpinned by bottoming. Presumably you intend to put grass in the space? . Make sure the quotes factor in the skip hire. Because of the concrete, not sure how you will be able to divide the job into 2 except one half is the clearing and levelling and the second half is laying the turf and the patio.
Finger in the air price would be about 1500 pounds but that is Scottish prices. Add skip hire and paving slabs on top maybe.

Talkback: Can I reduce a large pampas grass?

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 21:29
How about a match and some firelighters?

Moving House with Plants

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 19:29
I don't think at this time of the year they would come to any harm being packed carefully in a box/es for a week. I might worry if it was a month but even then I would take the chance.

Pudsey and Fairygirl's Charity Walk

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 21:34
Twas a pleasure - well done!

New lawn - levelling out the bumps

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 19:51
You don't need to be too fussy about levelling it now if you are laying turf in the spring. The rain and snow over the winter will change the levels in it anyway and you can start again in the spring. In the spring, once you have tramped it and raked it, you could go over it with a straight length of wood to 'fine tune it' (think screeding concrete) but I think by eye would be enough. Good luck.


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 16:41
But be careful. If you already have a six foot fence, you will probably need planning to raise it any higher. Six feet is the norm is most cases.
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