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My Little Project

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 23:03

Yep, I will sort one out tomorrow. Your get a good idea of my garden layout.


Posted: 06/07/2014 at 21:25 appears to be the thread


Posted: 06/07/2014 at 20:43

I am thinking about buying some plants from a company called Crocus.

After buying some plants previously from Hayloft, which were dead on arrival (the company were also terrible at any form of replacement), I am therefore really wary of buying plants online.

Does anyone know if Crocus do any better? They seem a reasonable outfit and some of their inspiration ideas have given me a few ideas this evening.


My Little Project

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:56

This is like a lower terrace back garden (you can see railings on the left which is top garden).

Thanks Lyn on the tip about not planting too close due to moisture....this lower garden remains quite damp (I presume they messed a little with ground water levels), even in summer....will that help a little?


My Little Project

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:47

Hopefully the images work on this version


My Little Project

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:42

Sorry that the pictures don't appear to blow up the bigger versions....not sure what happened

My Little Project

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:41

Hi Lyn,

Don't get me started! Behind the camera, I did the other beds over the past 2 years. I literally dug out good 15"-18" down and removed hundreds of bags of solid clay (bricks would be proud!!!) and replaced with over 2000 litres of compost/topsoil....general good stuff. Will top up again this winter to really feed it.

The ironic thing, for years before they built these houses, cows literally did their business, week in, week out....the soil was I'm buying it back from the garden centres!!

In terms of the new project, I think the walls must be ideal for climbers, roses, clematis etc...form the backdrop. First job removing what appears to be a privet type plant.

Interesting visitor to the bird table this morning

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:30

I am fairly sure that's actually from mid-to-south Africa, rather than north Africa. I remember seeing this is Cape Town a couple of years back.

I can't see that flying must have escaped from a collection.

My Little Project

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:20

Well today, I decided I should finally start to turn my attention to a corner of my "New Build" garden that's been unloved since the day I moved in.

The builders just planted into the rubbish hard clay ground some rather rubbish plants.

Anyway, here is a shot of the "Before" and the quality of the so called Soil.


when to take fuschia cuttings

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 16:41

Hi Golf,

I am no expert, but just before the first frost, I give my fuchsia a good water (I use slightly warm water with a little bit of feed) and then take them and store them in my garage (against the furthest wall from the garage door) .

Then in the spring I get them out, cut back to ground level and then start to grow back for their normal flowering cycle. Naturally feed them as you would normally.

As I said, I am no expert, but I still have all mine now on to their 4-5 years.


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