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drains need hiding but easy access

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 16:34

Thanks  Bee witched for that was wondering were to buy trays to enable this sort of planting will look into these products.  x

drains need hiding but easy access

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 10:48

 Kef my Landscaper suggested how the drains could be done if it was just mine I would have done this but my neighbour won't help with anything which entails spending money so this is out of the question  .

. For my garden i think the tray with sedums on is a good idea, i like that . I will try and find  a nice low lightweight  box to put them in . I can do plant pots but this box idea is much better and a bit different. Thanks B3.

Many thanks all   x

drains need hiding but easy access

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 15:12

I have two drains which are quite ugly and would love some suggestions on how to hide them but with something which is easy to remove and not too heavy. The drains are set in rough concrete . I know i could use pot plants  but would like some other ideas . Its north facing get late sun only.  I share these drains with my neighbour they are between our front doors a real eye sore and he  does not bother with the garden so it up to me to improve this space My new garden  is railway sleepers and slate stones with evergren plants to it  . Just this space that needs a remedy. Any sugesstions would be welcome.

Advice on pruning cotinus smoke tree for new garden

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 19:51

Thanks Verdun, yes agree its a beauty and brightens up my north facing garden. Will grasp the nettle and  prune . Once my garden is redone I can add some small green shrubs on the slates and then all should be easier to manage .Cant wait to see the finished garden . will put a before and after on here when its completed

Advice on pruning cotinus smoke tree for new garden

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 18:10

Thanks you all for your help . It is about 8 foot now and is really beautiful  when it is in leaf and flowers why I have been reluctant to prune it back but it is over hanging the pavement  a bit too ,in part, and needs must . I f I can get someone to cut it back to a smaller tree then it will be easier to manage too  Again many thanks.

Advice on pruning cotinus smoke tree for new garden

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 19:20

I am having my small front garden changed from crazy paving  which is not looking good to stepped railway sleepers and stones for easy management in my north facing garden . I have a large cotinus in the corner .I want to retain it but it has become very large , in fact its a tree now . I would like advise on whether pruning it hard now will damage it , or is it too late . Landscaper is comming early next month.any help would be welcome . 

Cucumber virus

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 17:55

Many thanks .Glad to have that info , I assumed all was ok .

Found a picture of the desease on here. I Only have two plants in pots on my hot patio and they have produced 10 small fat cucumbers this year and there are a few more budding up.Seem a lot to me so am pleased with my crop as I can pick and eat as i need. Will do some more again next year, is there anything i can do to stop the virus appearing in the early stage of growing  would appreciate any info .


Cucumber virus

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 17:13

Just found out my mini cucumbers have this mosaic virus and i have been eating them as the many small fruit  appeared clean and shows no sign they are  infected and they taste ok ,do not apper to have had any reaction so assumming they are ok . Just the leaves appear to show the virus  .Advise please   .

Wild life and my ponds

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 16:21

Thanks for advise will move these water features to a much friendlier location  and start again.


Wild life and my ponds

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 15:19

I have one large and one small tin bath on my small patio. I dont know what I am doing wrong but the plants dont thrive well and i do not attract any pond life .Both are on my south facing patio, which may be the problem.The water I have cleaned out this year as they were full of green gunge all over the plants . Put some pond straw liquid in to keep them clear which has improved the plants to some degree and i am wondering now if i need something else to keep it clear or different plants. My smaller pond has a very small solar fountain in it the other has non and the small one has a sick looking lily plant that does not look like it will flower again this year . I must be doing something wrong and would like help to remedy this any one . Have lots of wild flowers and bees and the garden is doing well its just my ponds that are suffering 

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Discussions started by mo6

drains need hiding but easy access

Two main drain covers outside front door between houses 
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Advice on pruning cotinus smoke tree for new garden

Cotinus smoke tree is too tall 
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Last Post: 22/03/2016 at 19:59

Cucumber virus

Shoud i be eating the cucumbers 
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Wild life and my ponds

Tin baths 
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changing garden around

Moving shrub and and buying small apple tree 
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not allowing item in  
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help me identify a plant /weed please

prolific all over my garden 
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Jasmine problem

My Jasmiine seems to have died  
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Jasmine problem

My Jasmiine seems to have died  
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Seeds query

Do I use them or chuck them  
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Pots , planters and compost

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