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How tidy is your garden?

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 17:48

I'm addicted to plant buying too! And after I broke my ribs a few years back I couldn't do as much as I'd have liked - couldn't lift/ bend/stretch etc... so I asked around and got a gardener to come once a fortnight to help me out till I was more able again,,,, He's still with me after 5 years and I don't think I could do without him now, though he only comes from April to October!  He does enough for me to be able to keep the rest "under control" and I'm hoping he'll be able to help me move my tubs and things when I redesign this garden for my course!  Maybe you could get someone to come for a short time ( a week or two only) and just get things under control or sort something out so's you can get back to doing it yourself?  It might just take a gardener a few hours and once they've got it started might that be the incentive you need for you to just keep going?

How tidy is your garden?

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 09:28

Thanks Rosa carriola... I'm designing a new garden for a course I'm doing so maybe I'll post up the before, during and after pictures...

How tidy is your garden?

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 09:47
tongueincheek wrote (see)

where do i look at photos in the gallery.the only ones i could find where of jo swift at a flower show...not ordinary gardeners gardens which is what i am interested in.thanks

I think you go to Galleries on the first menu and when Joe Swift's Gallery appears at the top of the page scroll down and there are more galleries below e.g. Wildlife / Fruit and Veg etc... hope I'm right...

Looking for flowers to 'fill in' a border

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 15:49

What is your soil like? And which direction does your border face?

Some types of Campanula might do and you get different colours. You could try looking on these sites for some ideas and then go to the garden centre with a list... with the rhs site you can put in exactly what you're looking for and also your type of garden - soil, exposure, etc...  and you don't have to join either. Hope this helps.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector

http://www.gardens4you.co.uk/index.php?/Garden-Tips/Plants-for-shade/Shade-loving-plants-and-shrubs

http://www.plantsforshade.co.uk/acatalog/Easy_Summer_Flowering_Shade_Plants.html

North east facing wall

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 12:35

Climbing rose -  Zephirine Drouhin lovely perfume, thornless and happy even on a north wall see link for picture.  I have it and Madame Alfred Carriere and both are lovely. Also have hydrangea petiolaris but it has been slow to take off. They are all growing on my north or north west facing and I have 2 clematis on my Northeast facing walls. One is Clematis Comtesse de Bouchard but I can't remember what the other one is<span style="font-family: verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: xx-small;"><span style="font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;"><span style="font-family: verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: xx-small;">.<span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: xx-small;">

http://www.classicroses.co.uk/products/roses/zephirine-drouhin/

Taking cuttings from unknown shrub

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 17:07

Worth a try anyway, thanks.

Taking cuttings from unknown shrub

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 16:47

Ok Many thanks I'll check for suckers and see if I can find any.  Do I need to keep the softwood cuttings I've taken in my greenhouse?

Taking cuttings from unknown shrub

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 14:45

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/6880.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 Picture of unknown shrub...

Lavenders

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 22:39

I have found that my lavender tended to get very woody after 3 - 4 years and I took lots of cuttings last year but I also tried "sinking" a couple of them into tall pots last year and am waiting to see how that worked.  It is supposed to stimulate new growth in the plants at the base... but I'm not fully convinced that it will work.

Taking cuttings from unknown shrub

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 22:32

Should I cut my losses? 
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Idenity of Clematis please.

Flowers in late June or July 
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Can anyone identify this plant please?

Lovely plant but no name 
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Weeping cotoneaster ... under planting ideas

Plants for dry shade 
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Seeds without instructions

Lemon Cucumber and Safflower seeds 
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Ricinus Communis (Castor Oil Plant)

Leggy seedling help please 
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Last Post: 29/03/2013 at 19:11

Wide shallow garden ideas please.

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Taking cuttings from unknown shrub

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