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Best Plant to cover a drain cover

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 21:12

Hi there, Please keep this thread going. I must be on the end of a drain run here and in some places in my front garden the drain covers have weed suppressing fabric and gravel over...but in my back garden there are at least another 3 covers I can think of. Containers to detract from the areas we love the least are always any designs for covering large round spaces welcome Also TheFriendlyOtter...I am due to collect a book from library called  AUTHOR:  Fisher, Sue 
   Scented Containers : Easy Ideas For               and currently have Fragrant Plants by Lucy Summers...which might give you good candidates for filling...also Rosemary is a great grower and gives lovely fragrance and blue flowers

Overgrown Garden

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 20:54

I would advise to err on the cautious side until you get to know your garden and be super careful pruning back. It takes a full year to get to see everything and find everything in a garden you dont know and all the joy is in the discovery ! So enjoy !!  Take it steady and keep taking photos it helps with your memory and with planning when you cant go out there in winter months. Looks like an amazing garden with some lovey lovely plants


help please as regards my dog

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 20:48

Most likely Fishy 65. I got my dog back minus her bark after a stay at kennels and i know she gets separation anxiety badly and will bark and not settle. It should calm over a few days and then come back all being well

Help. Not sleeping.

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 21:53

As for the mobile phone...please keep it at least 3-4 metres away from your head when sleeping as the wavelengths it transmits on interfere with our brainwave patterns. Read this recently and have relocated mine. Apart from that nurses advised me when I had a period of insomnia to follow a bedtime routine you would give to a baby...milky drink ( contains triptophan to aid sleep naturally) and a warm bath. Am sure listening out for the phone knowing other half is on the road probably increases worry and doesnt help...not sure what you can do about that one !! 

Dr Who

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 21:45

Yep huge Doctor Who fan and always have been My daughter even dusted off her tardis playset for the launch of the new series and she's 14 now !! Though Mr Capaldi did a not half bad job but as Bob said its hard to warm to the when you are so used to the previous one...its good that his assistant was finding it a little diificult too

Small evergreen shrubs/ small plants

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 21:47

I would say the twiggier the stems the hardier the plant so think your evergreens would be tough enough to plant out now...just remember to water when you plant and crry on each time they dry out. If it was me I would hold on with the lupins...would pot them on and keep them under cover or if you have no cover keep them near te wall of the house for a bit of shelter and if possible bring in if frost is forecast. I think the measurements are 50cm width by 1m height ( usually taller than wide). Hope this helps a bit 

The Beechgove Garden

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 21:14

Yes Ive enjoyed it how it was...have been watching on iPlayer. Its going to have Chris Beardshaw isnt it alongside the existing Scottish presenters which is good cos I was worried they would try and elbow the existing team aside...thank goodness not ! Hopefully this means a bit more continuity as it starts its first season nationwide Its got to be good, giving us more gardening programmes and more choice nationwide has got to be good


Has spring arrived for you yet?

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 21:09

I've brought my plug plants into the house in desperation...they are so tiny though i think they will still most probably die

Front garden very uninteresting

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 21:03

Yes front gardens are tricky arent they. I'm wrestling with mine at the moment too. Can recommend a quince Chaenomeles Crimson and Gold will give you great red flowers and fruit interest too. I like orange with red so would put Crocosmia Emily Mackenzie in there too...but if your prefer sticking to mostly red go for Crocosmia Lucifer. I like red orange and purple for a hot border look but youve already got pink in there so maybe purple pink and red maybe with blue. Anyway all the best with it...te climber sounds fab  - give those pesky pipes some coverage

My Best Ever Christmas Pressie

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 23:20

Aha  found this Les...its in the advice should still be OK


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