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Garden incinerator.

Posted: Today at 15:16

Good info. I see now why you need to get rid. I used to put a couple of bricks in the bottom of my incinerator to help save the bottom. 

Eucalyptus disease?

Posted: Today at 12:39

And put the outside in the meantime!

trailing evergreen perennial plants

Posted: Today at 12:37

You used to get small scrambling roses for groundcover. Not sure if they are still available but they would do well.

Garden incinerator.

Posted: Today at 12:34

As your garden is small I would use the lawn clippings as mulch on the borders. Shrub pruning should burn ok but perennials would be too green. An incinerator may be more bother than it's worth. How long did it take you to fill eight bags? If that is the sum total of your cutting back after the winter, I would just take the hit once or twice a year. The trick would be to cut the stuff as small as possible to get as much in a bag as you can, then leave the bags a while so they all settle down, then top them up. And use as large bags as possible unless there are rules on bag sizes!

ID a plant please

Posted: Today at 12:24

Erysimium maybe - perennial wallflower.

Does anyone know about this pond?

Posted: Today at 12:22

It looks as the pond adjoins paving so it may not be possible to fence it off. You could ask your local blacksmith to make you a six inch grid affixed to the paving and the wall. Perhaps a small section next to the paving that you can lift to get access to the plants - and the ability to scoop out the odd dead fish!

ponds and small children are a constant worry. When my neighbours had a baby I already was thinking about a lock on my gate to stop him in future years getting into my pond! 

Apart from that your pond looks ok. Just cut down the dead stems, maybe take some of the plants out. Don't start feedping the fish until the water heats up. End march or April depending on where you are. Feed a couple of times a week then increase to daily as the weather warms. Use a floating pellet small size and you can the gauge how much to feed.  

Cottage garden border strip

Posted: Today at 12:04

I would go for perennials that don't need stakinG as it looks quite an open site. So nothing too tall - use delphiniums magic fountain as they are smaller. I would not recommend poppies only because once they are over you then have a big gap in the border and as its your front garden it will not look good! Better to use annual poppies rather than the orientals. The RHS site have a list of plants for shade - have a browse there. It may be a case of trial and error. But most gardening is that!  Shade loving plants on the whole are not quite as colourful and in your face as sun lovers. 

What kind of shrubs

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 17:08

Are the neighbours at the bottom of the garden or to the side?

Tree choice?

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 17:06

If you are only looking to screen the view from ground level  a quick way of screening would be to plant quick growing climbers along what looks like the 6 ft fence at the back. The trees do not look very pretty so yes, take them down if financially viable and plant some nicer ones for the longterm. 

Unless you intend to be there very longterm I don't think you will be able to replace the trees with anything that will screen the view from the top story. 

Fate Has Punished Me.

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 10:02

I only have the choice between a smeg and an aeg but smeg only gives one year warranty. As it's going to be integrated I am swithering. 

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