Latest posts by hogweed

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Posted: 20/08/2016 at 23:29

What a shame! Get well soon.

0/10 for garden design for me!!

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 19:44

You have done a lovely job - top marks for maintenance. Plants love and knowledge will come with time. When you really get into plants you will find your lawn getting smaller and smaller as you extend the beds for must haves! Good idea to visit the GC every month and pick a few plants that are in flower. Read as much as you can, if there is an Open Gardens scheme round your way, go there - great source of cheap plants for local conditions. 


Posted: 19/08/2016 at 08:03

I like quite thin close fitting leather gloves. Around 15 quid a pair but they last me a couple of years.

Rock Plants for Steep Rocky Surface

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 23:24

Have a look at the RHS site and get plenty of ideas. Most garden centres have a rock garden section.

What to plant in small border?

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 22:30

Depending how deep the border is ie. going down the way (rather than wide), you may get away with planting some Juniper Skyrocket - slim growing trees that will give you a bit of interrupted privacy. They will not give a full screening effect but will break up the space, but they will probably have to be taken out after 10 years or so when they grow too big. There is not an awful lot of plants that will give you the height you want with the size of the border. 

What to plant in small border?

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 20:42

How wide is the soil border?

Wot did I get?

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 20:37

Or a pair of speedos?

Wot did I get?

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 20:37

A tree fern?

Trim down cypress exposing dry/drown core

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 09:24

Or take the whole plant out. It is not a thing of great beauty.

working with roses

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 09:19

The thinner gloves are not thorn proof so guess you will have to soldier on.

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