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New driveway=new bed :-)

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:28

that's a top tip, thanks and will do on the 'after' - thank you 

New driveway=new bed :-)

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:10

Hydrangea and potentilla sound nice and I'll think about taking the edges off the bed but might look at planting to soften the edge.  I'll go for the bigger bed and worry about the windows later .  Thanks.  

New driveway=new bed :-)

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 17:40

Hi Everyone, I'm getting quotes for a new driveway and would like to create a new bed under the lounge bay window but not wishing the workmen to 'do their thing' and then I hate it, I'd like to be specific - I just don't know what that is yet!

The drive will be extended to the left and be in line with the left of the front door, then curve left to allow for a long trough where the three pots are now.  I think...the curb stones should end level where the blue pot is and meet the house at a 90 degree angle, do you agree?

I then want a bed under the window where the slabs are.  (Pse ignore the shabby pots which are only there because I slipped a disk and can't lift them).  I'm wondering how deep the bed should be.  I could bring it out to where the wired box is on the side of the house, just a little more than the end of the slabs or should I bring it right out to the level of the house? I'd need to be able to wash windows.....or is that a good excuse not to ?

The house is a 70s style and not the prettiest so I am planning to go quite contemporary with planting to step it up a little.  I'm thinking of a white and green planting scheme but again, am quite open minded at this stage.

On the right hand side of the drive I will have five small openings into the ground which will be filled with low growing lemon thyme which can stand being driven over, will smell nice and will provide a boundary for my neighbour.  I also don't know if there are any rules (or guidance) regarding which way block paving should be laid for the best result???

I've drawn a very rough plan - not to scale - to give you an idea.  I'd also be grateful for suggestions on what type of curb stones to use and why; I will want to keep the lawn edges pristine   I don't know if you can expand this plan to be able to read it? I might have to try again....

 If there are any ideas I haven't thought and you think it might work, please say - you will not offend me.

Thank you so much if anyone takes the time to answer  (does anyone else think there are too many negative smilies and not enough happy ones ? ....random thought, as I do, lol)


Unhappy Morello Cherry Tree

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 13:11

 Thank you.

Unhappy Morello Cherry Tree

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 20:32

Thank you Pansyface, good to know that I'm not doing much wrong.  The pot is 37cm across so not too far off.  It is in a pot as I was thinking of moving house but if I'm still here next year I'll upgrade its pot 

Unhappy Morello Cherry Tree

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 19:49

Any one know what's up with my Morello Cherry Tree? I only got it last year and it is in a large pot. The leaves have drooped and look like they have some sort of rust on the edges. The larger fruit seems to be doing ok but the smaller fruit is shrivelling. It had fine cobwebs on it about ten days ago (mites?) but I hosed them off with washing up liquid and water. It doesn't look too happy though, are the leaves normally like this? I've given it extra water over the last few days.





What hand tools do you recommend?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 12:04

Thank you all for replying, so nice to go for some different ideas rather than the usual garden centre range.  Verdun, I agree hands are a good gardening tool but not to sure she will be that impressed if I said she had hands so I didn't bother lol.  Hopefully, these tools will make gardening even more enjoyable than it is already....well, the results anyway 

What hand tools do you recommend?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 00:25

Thank you for replying, I found it.  Never seen it or heard of it before but it looks really interesting and she will never have heard of it which makes it more fun.

What hand tools do you recommend?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:08

I'm looking to buy a set of good quality hand tools for my Sister for her 50th Birthday.  Has anyone got any favourite makes they could recommend or makes to stay away from?  I'd want them to be good quality so they will last for years but also look fab while not costing the earth as I'd like to buy a set rather than the odd one or two.

Budget patio ideas?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 17:14

Nin, would you have any pictures you could share - it sounds lovely.

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