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Teach an Old Garden New Tricks???!

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 21:45
M Fent wrote (see)

Do you know if Alliums are scented?

Ive never stopped to consider that, but I don't think they are scented.

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 21:42

One I took last summer in my garden..


Teach an Old Garden New Tricks???!

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 21:14

Box hedge and alliums will look amazing, they work extremely well together, especially box balls.

Will you be relying on the hedge to keep the dogs off the garden? Box is a very slow growing hedge and will take a few years to get to any height. You could put a piquet fence along the hedge line, with a gate at each end to allow you access onto the lawn.


Planting suggestions for new path?

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 15:21

Oops, meant cat mint 

Planting suggestions for new path?

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 13:19

Verdun, that plant does look nice by a path. Is it also known as Car Mint? My path will be made using blocks and will look similar to this one, so it could be a nice combination...


Cost of bird food

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 13:05

I live a short drive from a live food supplier which is where I get my live mealworms from. I usually put them out around nesting time....


Mulching with privet

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 23:33

I run over my privet cuttings with my mower, then tip them onto the compost.

Teach an Old Garden New Tricks???!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 16:47

When making that garden I had a local saw mill make a bespoke trellis archway & gate that fitted within the fence and allowed access to the patio, whilst keeping the dogs off...


 I dug up quite a few of the plants and they came with me to the new house. I even arranged for the sales brochure to state that some of the plants were not included in the house purchase!!

Teach an Old Garden New Tricks???!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 16:43

Thats a sad tale BL. Ive just had a look at my previous house on google maps using satellite view. Thankfully it doesn't seem to have changed much, but there is a big dark circle visible which I hope is a pond, and not the dreaded trampoline!!!

Teach an Old Garden New Tricks???!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 16:12

I sold that house later that year, though at the time of redesigning the garden I wasn't planning on moving house at all. I do think the garden helped to sell the house as it got some very favourable comments from viewers. Id love to see it today to see how it looks.

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