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Posted: 20/04/2015 at 18:05

right that's it! chocolate, 2 episodes GW while son watchesPaddington for 400th time! 


Posted: 20/04/2015 at 17:49

thinking about paying for green bin and collection!!!!!!! hate going to the tip and like Pd and Liri our council don't collect for free  13 collections for £49.38  


Irrigation systems

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 22:57

thanks yviw


Posted: 19/04/2015 at 19:12

I'll try verdun


Posted: 19/04/2015 at 18:40

Cold day today, so have been 'planning'  mixed feelings there!  I'm going to extend the bed I made last year, remove the grasses I planted as I'm not getting on with them - fed up of trying to work out if they are dead or alive! 

the bed is alone a path with purple slate on the other side of it, so I think I'll start with black grass (orphigithingy) to compliment the slate. Next thinking of acid green plants to set of the black - maybe hosta, harts tongue fern and just looked at something called aralia sun king. Further into the bed maybe some purple leaved taller plants like canna or dahlia. It'll be full view of the house so I'll need to think about evergreens too, I've a pittosporum Tom thumb I can move. I do like planning! 

Irrigation systems

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 18:31

thanks blue onion. I have a hose I could use and put the holes where I want them. I will definitely get a timer too. should I remove it in the winter ( when I don't need it) to prevent it clogging up? 

Irrigation systems

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 16:43

I have a very dry area in the garden which causes problems and lack of growth every year.

I'm thinking about a soaker hose and would appreciate your suggestions and experiences with these.

What are the common problems with them? Is it worth paying more for top brands or are cheap brands just as good? Could I just make my own? How do you prevent them clogging up with soil and other debris? Are they available with a non leaky section, eg if it needs to cross a path? Any other items tried?


Plant ID please

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 15:15

Its out! 

Plant ID please

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 12:47

oh dear, not what I expected. I thought I'd recognise it once it was named. Ive just had a look at my store of labels and was hoping it was one of the following: verbascum,Veronica, or even a funny sort of salvia. There are other things I hoped it was but can't find the labels, similar spikes of flowers to Veronica, I had a blue one and a pink one, wish I could remember the name. As far as I know I haven't planted any of the above suggestions. Really hope it's not a self seeded buddlia although I have several of these at the other end of the garden. As for willow, where would that appear from, neighbours?, I'll risk waiting for it to flower and then dig it out! Thanks everyone.


Posted: 18/04/2015 at 20:12

Fb, theyve come to congratulate you.

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Look what I saw in MILs garden! 
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Plant ID please

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Its time to go...but how?

Removing phormium 
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Supprot for Solanum glasnevin?

advice please 
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What's flowering in your garden today?

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wind proofing fences

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Tree ID and transplanting advice please

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Help - my rhododendron's poorly

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Bamboo or tree screening? Suitable bamboos?

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pronunciation please.

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Clematis I.D.

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