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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!)

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.

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