M Fent

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North Facing Border

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 16:43
Does your garden get sun all year round hogweed?

North Facing Border

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 15:41

So would growing typical "cottagey" plants like pestemon, catmint, scabiosa etc be out of the question even though it would recieve sun in summer? Or will i be limited to shady plants 

North Facing Border

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 14:21

can someone with experience of north facing gardens suggest cottage style plants that do well in a north facing garden? My particular border recieves a good 5-6 hours of sun in the height of summer, but gets no sun at all from mid October till the sun gets high enough in spring to shine over the house.


all advice welcome !! 

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.

Discussions started by M Fent

Lily Bargain

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North Facing Border

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Soft Fruit Plant Suppliers

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Monty's Hedging

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Deep borders

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Saving money by sowing seed

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Box Topiary

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Buxus Topiary

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