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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

Teach an Old Garden New Tricks???!

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 16:35

Hi everyone.

I'm really fed up with my 'garden'; if you can call it a garden and was wondering if any of you lovely people could help. As you can see from the photos, its extremely bare with only the odd shrub that was planted on a whim. That mud in the middle is supposed to be grass but our 4 dogs disagree. Add to this that most of the garden is in shade due to the house being 'behind' the photos (if that makes sense?) and the trees on the north side casting shade onto the back wall of the garden and most of the middle of it leaves me with limited options for plants???

So, if that hasn't put you off, could you recommend something I could do to transform it into a garden!! Ideally I would like some sort of eating area and some actual flowers Thanks, M

Couldn't upload the pics so had to put them on an photo sharing website -


Plant I.D

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 20:55

Yep, ahh right okay thankyou, I thought I would have to go down that route :/ How old do you think the ones in the photo are?

Plant I.D

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 20:33

Arghh, unfortunatly I don't. The photo is from and I came accross this house and I just loved the gardens and its design that I want to have some of it in mine! lol plus ive been after a smallish tree for my drive, any thoughts of what it COULD be???

Plant I.D

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 20:17

Hi everybody, another one of those plant indetification posts again :P

 What is the name of the 4 small trees??? Thanks!!

Lilac cuttings

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 18:07

Hello all, Ive got a couple of Lilac shrubs that surround my front entrance and I'm wanting to take some cuttings to plant some more around the garden. Ive searched on google how to and they all seem to say that it is extremely difficult to make them root :SS has anyone got any tips on how to? Thanks!!

Wilting laurels

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 18:29

Ive got the same problem them with mine Lotty! accpet mine are in a different scenario, i planted them last spring and they were doing brilliantly and thriving. However a few weeks ago when we had that bitter wind, they were getting battered so harshly i did try to protect them with a fleece but it kept blowing off, now they have brown leaves all over and look very sorry for themselves. can anyone suggest a way of reviving them or will they sort themselves out? (Sorry lotty for posting a question on a question!! ) 

Small evergreen shrubs/ small plants

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 22:37

Hmm, well it does say on the label it can be planted in tubs and planters to 'add colour'. But it also says that it will grow to a meter wide/tall so it may be alittle big for a window box when it matures. But it will deffinatly grow in the shade

Small evergreen shrubs/ small plants

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 13:09

Oooo, thankyou Silver!! Are those the same as yours MiltonRX?

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