M Fent

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Another plant ID

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 15:37

As per the title please... fragrant pink flowers on fine divided leaves 

North Facing Border

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 21:05

Thought it would be good to follow on from my post. Its not quite the full, lush and blowsy cottage garden I am looking for but it is early days (years). The marigolds and foxgloves are both grown by me from seed . I've managed to plant some geraniums (Wargrave) and lady's mantle however it is proving expensive to buy enough to fill the borders. any tips or constructive criticism is appreciated !! 

Lily Bargain

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 21:01

Brill, thankyou fairy. Some of the white shoots are growing downwards into the roots themselves; will they find their own way north? 

Lily Bargain

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 19:40

just nipped into big orange shed and bought 4 packs of 8 Lily of the Valley corns as they were reduced; they have started to grow some long white shoots. Having never grown them before is this normal? (Pic for reference to said shoots) and how deep to plant? 


Is this a plant or weed?

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 21:03

Looks like euphorbia; not sure what variety 

Strawberry Growing

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 20:03

For those of you who grow strawberries, where do you get a better crop; in the ground or in containers?

Inspiration needed.

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 13:10

like this picture; with the seating area surrounded by the plants


Inspiration needed.

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 13:06

Hey KC, I think that since your garden is such an 'awkward' shape it might be a idea to create the illusion of a bigger garden or to blur the boundaries so that you don't know where the garden ends. To do this you could plant taller shrubs and small trees (mock orange, hawthorn, cherry, ornamental crab apple, lilac etc?) to the back in that pointed triangle and then have borders surrounding a central seating area in the middle of the plot; I'm not sure what sort of plants you like or what type of garden you want but having lush green foliage and some fragrant flowers could distract from your nuisance neighbors! and it would be nice to sit amoungst the plants in summer you could even mix in some perennial veg and soft fruit bushes (raspberry, blackcurrant etc) in with the flowers to make it productive swell. Personally trying to plant a conventional garden with flower border to one side of the plot and a lawn in the middle would be unoriginal and trying to mow the lawn could be problematic given the shape

Grass Paths

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 19:02
Cant you buy some sort of netting that you put into the ground to take the weight off the soil which in turn should stop it from getting too muddy. A grass path that is kept trim and tidy would look rather nice.

Hawthorn Topiary

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 15:19

if it doesnt flower when clipped then not aloT

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Another plant ID

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