hollie hock


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Oh yea, oh yea,oh yea, an amazing announcement

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 23:16

There is something not right about all this, I'm going to block you from now on, you are now on my ignore list and all your alias names

Cover side of shed

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 23:02

I was lucky enough to inherit a shed and then a really mature Clemantis Montana that has been growing all over it.. I would  go for  this plant to cover anything. It does grow like mad but is very attractive, beautiful flowers in early spring. it requires very little attention.

The only disadvantage is that it does go to stick  in the winter

Berry-eating birds will need more help this year

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 22:09

I have some ivy growing through a boundary fence, last year blackbirds loved feeding on it. I've left it alone this year and can see the berries developing. Thanks Dove  for the reminder- I will put out other food this Autumn and Winter also. I normally put out fat balls, general seed but i will give the cheap raisins a go as well

compost bin alive with slugs

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 21:38

I have a forgiving nature when it comes to wildlife but still I'm truly amazed at the numbers of them this year and the damage they do. I've been planting fairly mature,  plants, grown form seed, over the last few  weeks and the numbers that have disappeared overnight has been astonishing. Ok these plants are not your full tall plants but they have been been potted on a few times and have a really good root system and loads of healthy leaves

Oh yea, oh yea,oh yea, an amazing announcement

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 20:00

@christopher1,2,3 or Verdun, or however christopher is spelt. I really don't care what name you call yourself,it isn't earth shattering news. As other's have said this is a gardening forum.......so all this pedantic talk from you makes me want to switch off and ignore you as I'm starting to think you are just out to make a point and to somehow make this forum "all about you"

I would like to think this would be a shame as it's all about sharing experience/knowledge/thoughts about gardening........so Verdun it is then

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 22:26

Have to say I think the same

red hot pokers

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 21:51

I don't know much about this plant. I bought one earlier this year, split it into 3 seperate plants, 1 had a go at flowering earlier this Summer, I just let it die down naturally and now all 3 of them have very green, large foilage. What I know about them, I would say they are pretty sturdy plants that come back year after year.

"For goodness sake, Google it!"

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 21:23

Good point Becks and well made, there is nothing like the true human experience with all it's variables. This  is something that the electronic/virtual  world will never be  equal to

New Home -Blank plot

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 20:07

Hi George- That's a great big empty plot, it looks like it's a fantastic place and you have loads of land to play with

My first question would be what do want to do with the land? It's a difficult one to advise as I might want different things to you.

It's probably not the right time to start on any major works/hard landscaping- maybe spend the Autumn/Winter having a think about any future design and planting. How much time do you have to spend out there doing the work and what's your budget?

My garden which is a fraction of the size of yours was radically redesigned this year, it looks great but it's still not finished. That's the thing, a garden is a long term project. I would suggest doing a bit at a time. Maybe start with lots of  Spring bulbs, crocus, snowdrops, british bluebells & some daffs? That way those bulbs you plant now give you a show next Spring.

I would try and look for inspiration and see what you like... you certainly have a lot of space, the possiblities are endless

 

What have you achieved in the garden after a bad day at work?

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 21:49

Today I've planted another 30 crocus for next Spring, I'm happy with that Also another few ragged robin's & sweet rocket got planted out.

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