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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)
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.  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!)

Alternative uses for a shady raised bed

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 09:19
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Hi Lorraine

If your garden is mostly grass you'll be able to tell by how well the grass is doing. If the grass isn't green and growing well through a reasonable season then the same will apply to veg

Thanks Nutcutlet, thats reassuring as the grass does grow well.  Just didn't want to channel my efforts into something which would give poor rewards.

Alternative uses for a shady raised bed

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 22:02

Hi everyone,

My neighbours have 3x 20-25 ft conifers on the other side of our shared fence, as this is the sunniest area of my garden I was thinking of starting a veg plot, but  a couple of you are saying it won't be good for veg.  Do you know how far away from conifer a veg plot should be and what about other plants, ie shrubs and flowers.  I was hoping to start transforming my garden this year, which, at present is mostly grass and fence.

 

February in Your Garden

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 20:41
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Lorraine, here is what the RHS says about propagating helleboures. 2 -3 years to flower from sowing seed.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=113

Thanks for the link Busy-Lizzie  

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