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Latest posts by John mcleod

Laurel hedge

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 08:00
Thanks guys. What sort of feed would you recommend. I am totally baffled by the choices!

Over winter non hardy fuschia

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 14:29
I thought my house may be too warm for them as I do not have a cool place in the house. I do have a windowless shed, could I store them there over winter?

Over winter non hardy fuschia

Posted: 04/10/2012 at 22:03
I am wondering if it is possible for me to overwinter my non hardy fuschias outside during winter...I do not have a greenhouse nor garage . Would it be enough for me to pot them up and place them in a sheltered place such as behind a shed ? Btw I live in Glasgow.

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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Cosmos Seedlings

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Painting of fence

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Mulch or top soil ??

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Problems with sweet peas

 
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Cosmos problems!

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Water plants for a wildlife pond

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