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Planting a new trough

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:51

I've just bought a wooden trough 1m long x 29cm high x 50cm wide.  I want to put it n front of a wall at the front of the house so that the contents grow up the wall and cascade a bit over the front of the box.  I'm thinking of ground cover roses or maybe firethorn .  Part of the purpose is to deter anyone who might just shin over the wall, so a few thorns will help.  Really, the question is whether either or both proposed plants cope in a trough, and what else I should consider (compost, water, etc.)

Advice please ...

don't waste my time plant!

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 12:00

Moved into a house with a garden that has been loved, but had been left to run for a while and for the past year I've been trying to control the lovely but rampant plants -  Shasta daisies, Michaela daisies, wild geranium (can't remember the proper name) and so on ...   So the new things I pop in have to look after themselves against the strong and the thuggish and I haven't yet had to decide. But I'm hoping the lavender I planted around roses will flourish, the bees loved it last year.



Posted: 14/09/2013 at 20:48

I think there's scope for another progrmme so that there is a fluffy pretty-flowers-and-music (guest starring Nigel) and a seperate technical information programme.  I'd watch both.


Posted: 14/09/2013 at 20:14

I've been notcing the music on GW for a while, I really like it and would agree with Dovefromabove that it's on when no one is talking so doesn't distract me.  I feel it's worth adding my (not very exciting) opinion to balance some views - it can be one sided if only the upset comment.

Bee hotel full!

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 08:44

I was painting my house recntly and came across a hole in the wall where insulation had been squirted in.  The bees were buzzing in and out. I wasn't sure I wanted them in the walls and blocked it up. After 1/2 an hour of distressed bees searching for thei hole I gave in and unblocked it. I guess they'll do no harm.

Free Cosmos Purity Seeds with March Issue

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 20:29

I planted some in pots on the windowsill, ran out of space and jusr scattered the rest (can take the risk if they're free). Plants from pots are now flowering, broadcast ones are still pretty green froth.  But I'll use them again - they're lovely. 

Would be interested to know if they'll seed themselves - I always prefer self sustaining plants.

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 21:17

Are others willing to share pics?  I know it's a hard act to follow, but I'd love to see everyone's ideas...


What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 18:14

I uncovered my beetroot seedlings in the garden - the BBC weather forecast seems to say we're warming up.  I also spread some fertiliser on the lawn as advised by Beechgrove Garden.  Then it got cold and very windy.  Again.

Small urban garden......

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 20:05

May 2011


Small urban garden......

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 20:03

May 2010


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Planting a greengage now?

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Planting a new trough

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