Miss Becks

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My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 23:51

Guys, you have all been brilliant with your ieas and suggestions, and I have a list of suitable plants that will do well in the shade now, so thankyou.

Zoomer44, you make it sound so easy getting rid of that post! LOL I will have a dig and see what I come accross. If I can push it I will. I would rather it be gone, but never thought of disguising it, if that fails, thanks to figrat. And I do like the idea of extending the patio. Would use up some of that space on the left which I'm trying to use.

Hollie-Hock, you've educated me to what a coldframe is with your picture! I've heard talk of them hundreds of times, but didn't quite know what they were. I have loads of spare bits of wood! I could build one myself.

Gary, thanks for the link to rains pictures. It looks great! And thanks for your pics, and sowing advice. All been noted down.

Joe, I'm still pondering on the paint colour for the fences, as I'd have to do the whole garden, would I not? Otherwise it would look odd.

Dovefromabove - The garden is all Jessies! It was her that got me into the gardening in the first place, by questioning me about a seed stand she had seen in tesco's. She has chosen EVERYTHING that we have planted, apart from the onions, which she doesn't like, and she even has her own little website which I update for her with pictures, so friends and family can see how she's doing. She supervises me out there!

pash, thanks for the roses link. I have the front garden to do as well, but that will wait until the back is decent, but that will be mostly roses, as I love them so much, so will keep that website link for the future.

Again, a huge thankyou for all the input.

Beck. xx


Posted: 16/07/2012 at 00:27

I'm glad you said that Zoomer44. I was wondering if I was too late to try potatoes for Christmas. Mine will be in a container. And it will be my first time. But now I know, I can go ahead. Thanks.

Tomatoe plants with no flowers !

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 00:16

Oh absolutely Loz! The more the merrier! I think GW should start up a boot camp to get us up to scratch!! LOL


My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 00:13

Thanks for all your plant suggestions! I have wrote them all down next to me here on my pad. I agree that it all takes time, but I see such wonderful pictures of what everyone else has done, and I get a bit carried away. Time to put my realistic head on.

Gary, when you say 'sow some holly-hock and foxglove seeds in little trays (to be potted up to flower next year)' do you mean indoors, or to start off outdoors, as I have no greenhouse, and it would be a windowsill job? And Jess has now decided she no longer wants to keep her playhouse as it gets too many spiders in it!!

pash, I only lifted 2 today, the smaller square ones, and I did 'walk' them. Much easier. They weren't too bad actually. I put them right in the corner and moved my 're-potting' table up there.

Joe, not sure about green, as some parts have gone green anyway, and I'm not keen, but hadn't thought of blue. Hmm.

I'm a huge lover of roses, which I'm sure some sorts do well in the shade. How easy are they to maintain?

Been tidying up out there most the day between visitors (they never come when it's tipping down with rain), and got it looking a bit more workable. Next jobs are tackling the weeds and de-rubble all the soil.




Searching Forums?

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 00:10

 I'm new to the site as well, so still searching around for things.

My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 23:50

Hi Hollie-Hock!

Thanks for your suggestions. I've actually been looking at fence paint colours on the B & Q website. Quite like the dark red shades.

Those beds in the picture actually had just been planted with veg seeds, so there is brocolli, cabbage and onions coming up there now. The picture is a couple of months old. It was just that corner I need to fill where I'm going to lift the slabs and put raised beds, although I might want to put some more veg in them as well. But if it's shady from afternoon onwards, not sure they'd do well.

Searching Forums?

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 23:42

Hi Jimmar. There is a search option right at the top of the site page, next to the weather highlights and where you log in/out.

I've used it before, and it brings up forums posts. Not sure about whole questions though. I just used keywords.

Hope this helps.

Dragon fruit

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 21:14

Instant out the jar?! LOL I think that's the best I'll get.

My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 21:13

Yes, I will. I'm going to take up all those slabs on the left side of the post anyway, and use that area for raised beds I've decided now.


My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 19:03

Oh figrat, that is just genius! I have a spare large pot! I could cut the bottom out of it, slip it over the top of the post to the bottom, so it looks like it is growing out of it, fill with compost and do the climbers up it!

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