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Advice needed

Posted: 02/03/2016 at 10:55

Oh, thank you Angie4, some of your ideas  had occurred to us, but others hadn't, 'specially the shallow pond and arbours - I shall add that to our 'ideas' list.  Thanks Danae, I shall investigate Beechgrove.

Advice needed

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 17:17

We are right at the beginning of starting a community garden.  We want to create a place where people can meet and do some gentle gardening, hopefully involving the local primary school.  Does anybody have any advice, experience, pitfalls to avoid?  Also, any suggestions for a wildlife-friendly, low maintenance hedge and rabbit resistant plants....?


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 11:30

Hello everyone.  We have a sun and showers kind of day here in Suffolk.  I have a few bulbs to plant which means darting out between said showers; moss is accumulating nicely on the lawn (sorry, large patch of scrubby grass) and in the boders, which badly needs attention..... 

Ginger traybake sounds delicious, please send a virtual piece.

Vacuuming calls, how boring is that...

So exciting!

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 11:18

Enjoy it!  I have a tiny one and newts came in from nowhere....and a grass snake if it comes to that.  Yellow iris's are good (although can get rampant) and something to shade the surface. 


Posted: 11/10/2013 at 12:04

Dove - free draining isn't in it - roses struggle but I do OK with specie roses, those related to dog roses, eglatine, rosa rugosa (?) etc, they don't seem to mind pure sand!

We don't use the common much, the open marshes are more our thing.  The dogs then get plenty of chances to chase the pheasants.

Must get back to the chores

Paul Daniels Garden - 'the one show' - name of 'thug' grass?

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 11:47

I didn't see the programme but can vouch for Stip Tenuissima.  Lovely grass, will self seed but is controllable.  Looks good in a pot too.


Posted: 11/10/2013 at 11:42

Hi ya folks, I'm a bit late on the block.  I live on the Suffolk coast where I see some of you have recently visited.  The waves are still crashing on the prom so they'll soon be moving some of the beach huts to safety.  Currently chucking it with rain so dog walking was curtailed this morning.  Which means back to chores in the house!

Garden hasn't been put to bed totally yet, still a list of tasks - at least I cleaned the greenhouse windows...........

Help Identifying Plant

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 12:40

Yipppeee, thanks for the name Sara 4 - that's the one!  I vaguely remember seeing the plant on GW last Friday.

Require some help identifying a tree.

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 12:29

Might be Ginkgo biloba.   Sorry, can't help about correct pruning time.  About now covers lots of trees & shrubs - beginning of dormancy and before cold weather/frosts do their damage.

Advice needed please

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 12:20

Don't know what this is but did you water it in well, and then keep watering?  I suggest you clear the leaves when they fall.  Hopefully next year the new leaves will be OK, they are fairly sturdy small trees.

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