Latest posts by lisa69

Water feature

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 17:54

We had a pond in our council house garden before we moved, the only thing our council stipulated was that the house and land was put back to how it was before we moved in.

Our neighbour isn't allowed to have a pond but she is child minder, this i can understand but the reason they have given you seems silly really, surely there is more bacteria and disease in your waste bin!

Maybe you could find a small, hidden patch in your garden, maybe near your ash trees


Seed swap

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 17:49

Hi all

Milkymoo I have tonnes of poppy seeds, candytuft 'fantasy' and cornflower, the poppies I have are oriental large paper red and purple and also small native poppies, if you PM me your addess I'll send some along, always had good results here from my poppies but someone did tell me a poppy seed can stay dormant for years?

Funny isn't it, I've made lots of friends by nosing and wowing at other peoples gardens and a true gardener will come and have a chat, I have many poppy seeds from local people here who's poppies I hve admired and they've given me a few heads )

Seed swap

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 16:24

Hi All

OOOOH garden porn again!!! Every time I come here I spend money lols,, what lovely aquiligias, this year I am growing plants to swap seeds  and tomorrow I'm going to have a go at swearing at my weeds lols

Water feature

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 16:15

Hi Sam

Your sinks should be fine if they are the ones on the piccy of your home made arch?  There is loads to read about water gardening and I'm sure someone here is better uinformed than me but if you put the right plants in it wont become stagnant there should be no real need to move the water.  You can buy some lovely miniature water liles and grasses.

Thinking about it tho i remember you said you had a blind friend and there is nothing better than the sound of water in the garden, my only advice would be to check out the 'solar powered' pumps becaused nothing solar powered works in my garden usually as we never have enough sun.

Have a look at this, might give you some ideas with out added bacteria

New fence has ruined my garden, please help!

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 15:57

Hi Lauren

I agree with Joe, that fence doesn't look very sturdy at all.  The last thing you need is to get your plants in and growing and the fence blow onto them. Where are the fence posts.

What a shame they took out all of the hedge and tree's

 Plumstrudle also has a point with your soil quality before you plant maybe PH test it.  Then maybe jasmine, budlia and some hedging to bring your wildlife back.

Good luck

What to sow in January

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 15:43
nutcutlet wrote (see)

You should sow anything that needs a chill to start it off. Otherwise it's as sotogeoff says

Hi Nutcutlet, I was reading my Larkspur seeds today and its says they need a chill to germinate, I haven't had much luck with them before nor holly-hocks, does that mean I can sow them yet?

Good luck nodlisab let us know how you get on the with the new prop

Plant names for people

Posted: 22/12/2012 at 08:36

What a lovely idea and santa monika that link is great, there are quite a few and some very striking, it'd be good to match the planting to personalities, the fuschia 'Lorraines Delight' sounds nice.

Good luck Claire it'd be nice to know which plants you decide to use.

Moving exsting Greenhouse

Posted: 22/12/2012 at 08:25

Thanks for the advice.  Georg I've checked the panes and they are all the same size except as you said the front panes.  Lucky because my OH works in glass and has promised some new, toughened panes as I am clumsy and he can also provide the new clips.

Nutcutlet I like the idea of it being a bit taller, at the minute it is ground level with soil to either side but the soil is poor and the bottom panes keep growing moss and mould. 

I'm hoping santa brings me some staging for in there and it gives me another great reason to dig up the grass .

Thanks again, have a nice if soggy wet day.

Moving exsting Greenhouse

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 17:41

Hi All

Well yet again i have been here far too long today reading and chortling to myself and I was hoping you could give me some advice.

We inherited a greenhouse when we bought our house, this year has been a non starter with the garden due to work commitments but i have a new job now () and will have more time to put my greenhouse to use.

Anyway, at the minute the greenhouse is is right up againt next doors very low boundry fence and the children play cricket a lot and have previously vandlised trellis etc I have put up in our garden so I have some concerns for the safety.

I have posted a pic to show you all the current position I hope you can see and was wondering if it is possible to move the greenhouse and if so how to start?

We need some privacy in the garden as it is south facing (sun lover ) and gets sun for the majority of the day but overlooked at the back by a new housing estate, my plan is to put the greenhouse in the middle of the bottom lawn as the lawn is in poor condition and Mr Mole is a frequent visitor but I have no idea where or how to start.

Any advice or thoughts would be a big help





favourite plant

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 17:20
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

My favourite garden flowers are roses. Favourite wild flower is bluebell - oh the scent of an English bluebell wood. Favourite vegetable is runner bean - pretty to look at, fun to pick and tastes delicious. Photo of rose Madame Alfred Carrière in my garden.

Oh Busy-Lizzie,, I had to quote your post so I don't have to keep going back to look at your lovely garden, between you and Lavender Lady's lovely garden I have many an adoring stare at the puter screen, its beautiful.

I like columbines and campanulla, I also have an evergreen sea holly which is very stricking. 


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