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Lavender Lady

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Are Morrisons bulbs any good ??

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 10:07

I think i will go in and stock up then - they sound ok - they had all the summer flowering bulbs incl lily which I love.


Are Morrisons bulbs any good ??

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 08:28

Have been looking at Morrison bulbs in my local store.  They are very cheap only £1 for a small bag so wondered if anyone has tried them.  They have all the summer flowering ones -  I was tempted by the spring flowering bulbs in there in the autumn but not tried any yet.

Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 09:33

Thank you so much Eddie J and Gardening Grandma for your kind words about the garden.  I am pleased you like it.  Really itching for spring to hurry so we can all begin our gardening passion again.  More snow forecast for today, grrrrr. 

Safe species for a tall hedge in high density housing estate?

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 12:46

We have snow again !!!!! and more forecast for tomorrow.  The ground is frozen solid so no able get out in the garden just yet.  I am making plans though, am going to plant a box hedge around my front garden.  Just a little bit inspired by Monty Don's French gardens last night.  The front already has lots of foxgloves, roses, lavender so I think a box hedge will just finish the look.  Mind you is going to take quite a lot of box hedging I will be taking cuttings from my box I already have and will have to wait a couple of years before it is big enough to plant out.  I have found that box does grow quickly though so hopefully not to long before I can put my plan into action.

Flower in the garden...

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 08:51

I agree it is so difficult to think of one.  How about one from each season. 

Winter has to be the snowdrops - so cheering to see their happy little heads nodding to say spring won't be long.

Spring - has to be the daffodils - bright and cheerful

Summer - Roses - so beautiful to look at during the day and in the evening you can still smell their lovely scent.

Autumn - Rudbeckia (although I know more late summer) but they do keep flowering til the first frosts.

Safe species for a tall hedge in high density housing estate?

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 12:28

Thank you bunnysgarden.  Cannot wait for the spring can you?  

Safe species for a tall hedge in high density housing estate?

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 13:40

We do not have weed suppressing plastic underneath our gravel.  We put down a good layer of hardcore and a thick layer of  sand on top of that and then the gravel on top of that, we do not get a problem with weeds.  This helps with the drainage (with the garden being clay) therefore any water just drains away.  I rake up the leaves etc and it just keeps itself clean from rain etc. 

Snow has gone and a lovely sunny winters day

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 09:24

How lovely to finally get rid of the snow.  It looks pretty when it first comes but I soon get fed up with it and want it to go.  So lovely to be able to see my garden.  It is a lovely sunny day and although cold will be out in the garden today catching up on a few jobs.  Lots of bulbs coming through, plenty of snowdrops waiting to come out and a few primulas flowering, even though they have been covered in snow for nearly two weeks. 

Come on spring - not long now

Safe species for a tall hedge in high density housing estate?

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 09:20

I hope it has worked.  Let me know if not and I will try again.  Also further down the post I put some more pics of the garden in the winter so you can see the structure in more detail and how we did the trellis on the fences.  Just a few ideas which may help.

Safe species for a tall hedge in high density housing estate?

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 09:19

Hi  red claire 

We had the same problem when we moved to a new housing estate.  I posted some pics a while ago which you may want to see. I have tried to copy and paste to the page but not sure if it will work. 

Some pics of my before and after garden


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