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M Fent

Latest posts by M Fent

Soft Fruit Plant Suppliers

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 08:50
Thank you gardening friends

Soft Fruit Plant Suppliers

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 21:38
Can anyone reccomend from your own experience a supplier of bare root soft fruit bushes? Preferably an independent supplier (shop small and all that) but arent to pricey.

Monty's Hedging

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 07:26
Exactly. I know we dont know the amount of hours of sun each part of the garden gets, only monty does, but surely it cant be classed as full sun. Especially in those borders with the 7ft + high hedges

Monty's Hedging

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 22:25
Having admired Monty's rather nice hedging, I can't help but think having them so high would cast an awful lot of shade. Obviously at midday it would be getting so many hours of the strongest daylight but in the morning and by mid afternoon it will be casting some degree of shade. His plants always look so big and healthy; is it just his choice of plants? I always struggle to understand which plants need certain amounts of sunlight or do they just adapt?

Buxus Hedge

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 17:16

Id say it's getting too late to start feeding; it will encourage new growth which will get damaged by frost. Just keep it watered and mulched and then in spring feed with tomato food.

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 21:17
I agree that a neatly cut lawn can finish off a garden, but it shouldnt dominate it. I see these small town front gardens with a tiny narrow border surrounding a small lawn and just wonder whats the point (hyopcrite i know; my garden is litterally a lawn).

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 20:37
Tbh im trying to rid my garden of lawn. I guess as you say verdun its very much trial and error.

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 19:40

That was taken about 30 mins ago, it gets around 5 hours of direct sun between 9.30 - 2 

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 19:15

The reason i ask is im currently trying to figure out a layout of a pretty bland garden. In the pic you can see when the back wall is (plants in front of it) looking forward (south) to the front of the said border (where that string guide is, where the box topiary is)

 The ropes in the foreground is where a potential hedge is to be planted. from the wall to ball is around 20 ft 

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 19:00

I mean depth as in front to back of border. but can borders look 'silly' say if you planted plants that only get 1foot sq in a 100ft square border or vice versa. Im not sure if im explaining properly. how do you go about getting the planting combinations to work and flow like the borders at these stately homes. 

Discussions started by M Fent

North Facing Border

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Last Post: Yesterday at 15:44

Soft Fruit Plant Suppliers

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Last Post: 10/11/2015 at 08:50

Monty's Hedging

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Last Post: 17/10/2015 at 22:42

Deep borders

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Last Post: 21/11/2015 at 11:55

Sarcococca Confusa

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Last Post: 20/09/2015 at 22:58

Saving money by sowing seed

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Last Post: 19/09/2015 at 11:33

Newly planted Hydrangea

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Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 18:27

Yellow Perrenial ID

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Last Post: 23/06/2015 at 18:19

Box Topiary

Small rose hip like buds on buxus sempervirens  
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Last Post: 03/06/2015 at 21:25

New perrenials... Should i protect?

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Last Post: 20/03/2014 at 08:50

Buxus Topiary

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Last Post: 26/02/2014 at 09:10

GW on iPad

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Last Post: 29/01/2014 at 14:08

Teach an Old Garden New Tricks???!

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Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 17:23

Plant I.D

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Last Post: 16/06/2013 at 21:13

Lilac cuttings

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Last Post: 25/09/2013 at 14:23
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