Jess is in the Garden


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downsizing my garden

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 13:04

Totally agree with Buttercup and Will - let the self seeders do their thing in between established shrubs, and knit everything together, maybe increasing some of the grass, but not necessarily everywhere.


Use what you have, move stuff around.


Particularly like the idea of not bothering with edging and letting plants to it instead - a lower maintenance garden would probably suit many of us, irrespective of health issues 


I have never had the issue of little nut trees self seeding everywhere, but I suppose regular mowing would help.

Plant ID please

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 12:03

Obelixx I'm no longer there, very sadly, but I think I may have spotted a pomegranate very far away in a neighbour's orchard.

Last edited: 26 April 2017 12:04:00

Plant ID please

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 12:01

Aaaah! 


I think there may well be a pomegranate in the vast orchard next door!


Dove you are amazing!

Last edited: 26 April 2017 12:02:11

Can anyone suggest a tall white tulip flowering same time as queen of the night

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 11:14

Looks amazing with what looks like Q of the N here:


Can anyone suggest a tall white tulip flowering same time as queen of the night

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 11:12

Just googled White T - glorious!


How long did your Q of the N look good for Buttercup, before needing replacing?

Hedgehogs

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 11:11

Good point!

downsizing my garden

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 11:10

It's beautiful 


But I suppose with a border that long, a lot of work to keep it looking that good. I see your point now.


Could you clear areas of long border, leaving choice, easy to maintain shrubs within it and grass around them?


Woodland drift plants around the back, where your wooded area is now, as mentioned above by several people (and me)...and depending on your soil type and exposure, perhaps a dry garden in the hottest part - with non invading grasses, sedums, hardy geraniums, sempervivums, coreopsis, etc...planted with gravel around, along with some good ground coverers and smaller self seeders?


Do you have an area currently in which to sit, which could also be extended and planted up with large shrubs, feature/architectural plants?


Thinking of astelias, Phormiums, grasses again, all very easy and take up space.


Could one area nearer the house become a raised veggie bed?

Plant ID please

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 10:29

Thank you nut - I remain stumped!

downsizing my garden

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 10:28

'sweet disorder in the dress' brilliant image 

Hedgehogs

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 10:26

I don't know if this helps, but whenever we went away, when we had a cat, we had one of those timer controlled cat feeders, that provided up to 5/6 meals at regular 12/24 hour intervals.


It sat on an ice pack, which obviously only kept everything cool for a day, but with dry biscuits it wasn't a problem.


Wondering if your hog would be able to feed from something like that, when you're not around?


I think it was by PetMate.


Wish I had hogs in our garden! Too small and in inner London...

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