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Inexpensive suggestions for improving garden

Posted: Today at 18:17

Is the shed currently sitting on concrete? What direction does the garden face?

There are two things you could use to cover the concrete path and/or shed base - gravel and chipped bark. However both will have problems keeping in place - you will need edging and neither are particularly good for a seating area unless you go for benches rather than chairs because the surface will not be stable enough for chairs. Decking might be a better option for the seating area despite all its faults.

The back wall can be hidden by fixing some 6x6 trellis panels and growing scented and/or evergreen climbers up it. The rest of the garden needs a tidy up - grass cut regularly and the borders edged and weeded. Again climbers can be grown up the fences or some espalier fruit trees.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: Today at 14:24

Worried about the vote today. Whatever way it turns out, Scotland will be divided forever...................I hope people vote with their head and not their heart.

Does anyone know what this shrub is please?

Posted: Yesterday at 20:36

Clerodendron? maybe?

Grafting fruit trees

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Very interesting. I would love one of those trees.

It's my birthday

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:15

Happy birthday Busy-Lizzie.

Pond pumps and water features

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 16:16

You can buy a pebble pool kit which will have the water reservoir and a pump. Easy option if unsure.

Clearing a garden

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 21:39

Ditto for an Amelanchier - nice tree, blossom and autumn colour. Or if you want something smaller, a nice medium sized acer.

no idea

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 17:41

Does the foliage feel soft to the touch or is it hard? If soft, it could be an artemesia of some sort.

Clearing a garden

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 22:12

Not sure what the correct one is but I use sharp sand and a 1 in 3 mix or thereabouts. 1 cement to 3 sand. However I was very impressed with the jointing compound the landscapers used when they created a brick circle for me. It was a dry mix just brushed in. But expensive, £45 a tub.

top of canes

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 21:55

Good idea. And free!

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