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Laurel hedge

Posted: 04/10/2012 at 13:42
I planted a new laurel hedge at the front of my house, which can r a bit windy in march this year. The plants I used were cuttings that we're taken about three years ago and are abt 2 foot high and spaced 2 feet apart. Problem is some of the leaves are turning yellow and I would like to give the hedge a boost toake it grow quicker and bushier. Anyone any suggestions?

Inspiration and ideas needed

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 12:11
I think if u were to paint all the wood the dark colour it would look really great and modern. Especially if u had plants with some different coloured foliage.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 11:56
I grew sweet peas for the first time this year, sown indoors late feb, planted out in April - 2 days later a hard frost but they still survived! Anyway when they flowered I got flowers with nice long stems ideal for cutting..but as the summer went on the stems got shorter and shorter??? Does this usually happen. They became to short to cut and place in a vase

Brand New Garden - 1 Year on

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 11:43
Some great ideas thanks. I am now planning to increase the borders round the edge of the garden. I plan to keep the borders straight edges round the edge, as I like to keep it simple and not too fussy! Perhaps increase the size of the border in the middle into a more curved shape. Now just have to beg borrow and steal plants from family!!

any suggestions

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 11:37
How about some honeysuckle. Which would eventually hang over the fence and smell lovely in the summer. Perhaps some lavender, not sure if it would be sunny enough though ?

Autumn planting of Alliums (not!!)

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 17:16

Last year in January I bought some which were reduced in B&Q and planted in the garden and they grew great this year

Brand New Garden - 1 Year on

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 17:15

Thanks for the replies...I have created a small pond in one of the corners (done away with the veg patch), I agree I do not like the squareness of the lawn, next year I am going to change the shape of the borders to make them bigger and more curved.  The land behind the garden will not be built on which is good.  I have a few climbers growing on the fence, such as honeysuckle and a rambling rose.  The tree to the left is a variety of crabapple tree which is really nice as it has sort of copper foliage.

 

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Brand New Garden - 1 Year on

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 13:33
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 I moved into a brand new house in January 2012 - and began to create my new garden as soon as I moved in.  I really like cottage style plants and hoping to make the garden even better next year and attract more wildlife - if anyone has any tips or ideas for me please share!! Thanks

 

The top picutre was taken exactly one year ago when the plot was reserved, and the last picture about 4 weeks ago.

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 08/09/2012 at 17:28

I have just created a wildlife pond in my garden  -1.5m x 1m (preformed pond) with the intention of attracting more wildlife into my garden.  I am looking for some advice on plants to put in my pond to keep the water clean that are not too invasive and attract wildlife, and also suggestions on plants to plant on the edge of my pond to cover the liner

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