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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 21:09

Beautiful sunny day here in South Cumbria today, with a light easterly breeze.  Could almost be convinced spring is here, but in reality I know March could well convince me otherwise.

 

 

The Return of Gardeners World-8th March

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 13:21

Quite agree with you Brumbull.  Have been waiting on GW being back on since it finished last autumn!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 09:40

Good morning,  Not done a 'weather report' but thought I would join it as I keep an eye on the weather - like to manage my expectations.  I live on the Furness Peninsula, South Cumbria and we don't always get the weather forecast - sometimes better, sometimes worse - probably due to being surrounded by the sea on three sides.  This morning is bright and sunny if a little on the cool side with a few white/grey clouds.  So long as the sun keeps shining I'm happy . . . and I think we've had a whole week without rain!

Advice on garden improvements

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 12:33

Advice on garden improvements

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 12:31

Thanks Harry, was thinking of putting the greenhouse on right-hand side, there is a bit of a 'recess' at the end of the hedge, and thought It would tucking but still get plenty of light as south is in line with the trellis fence. Then I could build my compost in that corner too.  My garden is an irregular shape as the top part used to belong the the house behind. 

Advice on garden improvements

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 11:46

Thanks gardengirl 

Advice on garden improvements

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 13:07
LorraineP wrote (see)
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 Here's my lovely garden - imagination required!  The photo gives the appearance that my garden is smaller that it is.  It's the top part that I want to work on for now.  It has a slight slope from the tatty fence towards the trellis fence in the middle.  It doesnt drain very quickly after significant rainfall and forms pools of water in various dips/hollows as the ground isn't very level and during drier periods the soil tends to be quite solid.

I am thinking of creating some raised beds, and hope, in the not too distant future, to get  a greenhouse.

Any thoughts / suggestions / advice would be welcome.  Just don't know where or how to start improving it.

 

 

Alternative uses for a shady raised bed

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 13:00

Sorry Busy-Lizzie & everyone else, I appear to have hi-jacked Alison's post.  I'll re-post.

My apologies.

Alternative uses for a shady raised bed

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 09:54
http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/18889.jpg?width=350

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/18890.jpg?width=350

 Here's my lovely garden - imagination required!  The photo gives the appearance that my garden is smaller that it is.  The top part has a slight slope from the tatty fence towards the trellis fence in the middle.  It doesnt drain very quickly after significant rain and forms pools of water in various dips/hollows as the ground isn't very level and during drier periods the soil tends to be quite solid - possibly because it isn't turned enough.

Any thoughts / suggestions / advice would be welcome.  Just dont know where or how to start improving it.

 

Alternative uses for a shady raised bed

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 09:24

Will get my camera out, clogherhead, I would welcome any advice I can get.  I was thinking of raised  beds as the ground can be quite soggy in winter and quite dry in summer (or perhaps I should say less wet weather!)

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