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Lilies & Cats

Posted: Yesterday at 20:29

Probably because lots of plants are toxic to humans or animals.


Trees for an urban garden

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 22:23

Nin - I think you are one lucky cookie. It wouldn't happen round my way and I live in a small village. The apples would be stripped before they were ripe.

Garden edging

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 22:21

I used Smartedge - it's plastic and invisible (and has stopped me digging up my grass to extend the borders - all good).

Designing planting schemes

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 22:09

Get some books out of the library with planting designs. I am sure the RHS did a series of books at one time. That will at least give you a start.  Or the RHS do a planting design service. Or ask at your local garden centre.

Community Woodland

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 22:00

I would have a word with the group. If it is not as specified then you would have a right to complain. Your kids will be long grown up before you will be able to have a walk in 'proper' woods! And you will be doing a favour to the next folk in your house. Who wants an oak tree over the boundary if your garden is that small!

Trees for an urban garden

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 17:25

Depends really what the neighbourhood is like - you may find the local kids strip the tree of fruit if it is in your front garden. How about an Amelanchier - blossom and autumn colour and a smallish tree.

Problems with GW website

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 11:43

I have noticed that it has been a lot slower to load this past couple of weeks. I'm with Talk talk. No other website is affected.

My new planter

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 12:14

Very nice! Can you lift it?!!!!


New Build, New Garden

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 17:25

I think your first task would be to get the drainage of water from next door sorted. Is their mound a permanent feature or just temp while the building work is going on. If temp, then wait for the few months more or if permanent then they will have to resolve the run-off into your garden. That will then give you a better choice of plants to use and improve their survival chances.

Remove box hedging?

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 17:20

I would dig out some of the box and make the beds double the size. Is there 5 or six beds currently? That would give you decent sized rows of veg. At the moment the beds look quite narrow. Then take a view in the next few years on whether to get rid of the lot except round the outside. Box only needs cut once a year so it would not take too long to clip them. If you currently have 5 beds you could leave the middle one as a narrow one and grow wigwams of sweet peas or beans in it. That would look quite decorative.

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Plant id please

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I wish...........

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