LeadFarmer


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My Garden

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:17

Tracie, I may be wrong but I'm guessing your garden is south facing? The area at the far end is in shade from the hedge, if its a south facing garden then it may be in shade all the time which will impact on which plants can be grown well in that area. However if your garden is east/west facing then this area of shade will move through the day letting in light.

Mulching with privet

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:10

I think there are two different types of shredders. One has a spinning blade and slices the cuttings. The other mashes/crushes the cuttings with a cog.

One is good for dry cuttings only, such as stems, slim branches etc. The other will cope better with wet cuttings such as from a freshly cut hedge.

I have a Bosch AXT shredder which is great for dry cuttings, but not so for green wet cuttings.

Buying Sweet Pea Monty Don seeds?

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 20:01

Anyone know where I can order some Sweet Pea Monty Don seeds please? Ive searched online but struggling to find anywhere.

Thanks

My Garden

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 19:25

Tracie, thats a lovely garden and a great size.

Rather than straight narrow boarders I would add some curved sweeping borders that include the tree, possibly replacing the dead one, and perhaps with the lawn going in-between them as a path. A border on the left up against the hedge would be nice, but with a paved path in-between running along the hedge for cutting it and sweeping up the cuttings. Narrow borders around the perimeter of a lawn can look like the planting was an after thought, but obviously its your choice.

I could happily spend days and days doodling with pen & paper drawing designs for a garden like yours, there is so much potential. Id definitely keep a good size lawn, but also increase the borders to get more plants in. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 11:15

yes, but was it you that made it dirty 

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 10:11

fidgetbones, I'd remove those pictures if I was you, on health and safety grounds. There should be a steel mesh cover over the pond incase you fall in, those puppy's could bite you, and there's not a hint of any CBRN checked adult supervisor. What if a paedo came and snatched you away?

What were you thinking 

Greenhouse electrified!

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 22:47

Why can't they invent wireless electricity, would be so much easier

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..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/allium_zpsc646e050.jpg

 

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.

http://marianstclair.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/dsc_7791.jpg

 

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