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Back garden privacy

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:31

If it were me having small children playing, I would,  without a doubt put up 5/6ft fencing.

Trellis with clematis is not green all year round, at the moment my montana looks awful, like a load of dead straw, you need something enclosed. Even the quickest growing trees/shrubs wont grow big enough by the summer when the little ones are out playing. Maybe your neighbour wants to look in!

My daughter is a childminder and has 6ft high fences, even along the roadside where they should be only one metre, but in the circumstances was allowed to leave it.

New Build, New Garden

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:14

If you sort out the drainage problem, you can grow anything you fancy.

Maybe you can dig a trench around the edge of your garden, lay perforated piping cover with shingles/stones, and divert the water away. I have this type of drainage all around my patio, it works very well.

It's all very well choosing plants for a boggy garden, but in time your lawn will be covered in moss,not grow very well and eventually die.

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:10

You can buy the Provado in a diluted form, make it up and water in onto the soil around.

What does this mean???

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 20:44

Same here SGL,  I did them early when I first moved here, keen, as new gardeners are, but then we had a frost in March/April time and those top exposed buds went black, had to prune again, I dont rush anything now.

When to prune zebra grass?

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 19:25
Verdun wrote (see)

Cut the last  of mine down this morning Sallyforbes

its spring here.  12 degrees at least and no wind so feeling even warmer.  

Lucky you there Verdun, its going to be -1c just over the border tonight.


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 19:18


Hedgehog or rats

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 19:16

Definitely rats! You will need to get rid or you will be overrun, they breed quicker than you can blink.

Curious bulbous thing

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 18:59

It is a Primula, its not a bulb it will sprout leaves out of the top, looks like a Denticulata, did I send you one last year? Bury it in a bit more Victoria.

just had 80 large plugs arrive how long will they hold for

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 18:54

I always order from Parkers, only sale stuff, but you do need to nurture them. I pot them up and keep them in a cold greenhouse for planting out when they are showing signs of growing well. Definitely not yet.

Dont plant out before Mid April, or later if they are not growing well.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 23:35

Thank you so much, that's lovely. X


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