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GW on iPad

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 11:43

Thanks for the replies guys. So do you prefer the iPad over the laptop? Or is there certain things the iPad can't do?

GW on iPad

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 22:32
Anyone who has an iPad, does the GW website work on it? Also do most other websites work? Thinking of buying one but not sure if its OK for browsing the web (Hope this is ok for the forums!!)

......the good guys

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 19:57
Box Tree Nursery -
Well packaged, quick delivery, reasonable prices. Have only ordered Box plqnts before but i do belive they sell different hedging and shrubs.

Teach an Old Garden New Tricks???!

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 09:48
Hmm, maybe not so good to have next to a patio??

Teach an Old Garden New Tricks???!

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 21:23

I wasn't planning on no, more a way of dividing the garden up?? There is a wall next to the path, maybe I could up some sort of trellis up above the wall to extend it and stop the dogs from jumping over? Then plant a lovely scented climber. Hmmm so many decisions!

And YES they look gorgeous together dont they? Do you know if Alliums are scented?

Teach an Old Garden New Tricks???!

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 20:57


Hi everyone. So I've been thinking about all your suggestions and advice (thanks BTW, much appreciated!!) and been looking online for ideas and inspiration and I think I've come to a plan that I'm quite excited about

Taking the dogs into account ive decided ill just have to stop them from running around the garden as it just makes too much mess. On the plan (which I don't think is accurate measurements so dont know how that it will work out) im hoping to put a gravel patio near the kitchen with a table and chairs. ill plant a box hedge to separate the patio and grass area which ill plant some bulbs next to (reccomendations??? I like the looks of Alliums) The rest ill reseed. The trees on the north side im going to try and trim some overhanging branches to let light onto the back wall and make a proper bed with proper flowers!! if any of you can give me some alterations or improvements theylld be welcome so exciting! M


Teach an Old Garden New Tricks???!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 14:50

Wow what a transformation LF!! Looks lovely. I may end up just not allowing the dogs into the garden as every winter it just turns into a mess, as we do have the field to take them for a run they will just have to learn to know where they're not allowed

BTW, would you recommend using gravel for a patio area? We do get a lot of leaves falling on the grass in the autum, would that cause any problems with the gravel?


Teach an Old Garden New Tricks???!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 10:44
As you look at the photos your looking north. The garden is at the back of the house so it does cast shade on it throughout the year :/

Teach an Old Garden New Tricks???!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 10:42

Teach an Old Garden New Tricks???!

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 19:10

Thanks for the reply Lizzie. We do normally take the dogs on a walk in the neighbouring field we own, but when they get too excited they jump over the wall into the garden and start running round there and churning it up. I will have to try and stop them ! I also forgot to say, theres a busy road over the wall next to the greenhouse, what could I do to make some privacy?

Where do you think the best spot to make a patio area would be? The kitchen door on to the garden opens onto the path. During summer the garden does get sun during midday but obviously the trees are in leaf so the dreaded shade casts again. Urghh it is all so much to do haha

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