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Posted: Yesterday at 13:30

Hi Logan, 

I used to a grow lots of fruit and veg in my garden in Croydon. I had a couple of v.bid raised veg patches and a big blackberry bramble and lots of raspeberries which began to shoot up all over the place!! I had far too much for just me.

Then i got married and moved to Leyton.. at the moment I love just growing lots of herbs and some chillies as that's what I use nearly everyday in the kitchen! If we're blessed enough to have children then I think I'll begin growing some veg again, so they know where all their food comes from!!


Posted: Yesterday at 10:26

Thanks so much everyone!! It really means a lot that you loved the garden, and I honestly couldn’t have gotten to that stage without the help that I had on this forum.

Since the show, I've planted 200 bulbs of alliums, hyacinths, crocus, snowdrops, daffs etc. Monty said it was a good idea to fill up every gap I had with bulbs as they’ll put on a good show throughout early spring. I also really wanted the feeling of being enclosed in a sanctuary of greenery so I've put up 2 clematis and 2 climbing rose on my fence which I'm hoping will grow to cover fence! I need

There are still lots of jobs for me to do, as I’m not 100% happy with everything.

I need to add some more climbers to cover the other fence, fill my pond with plants, and choose some plants for the lawn section of my garden to hide the fence, shed and Leon’s shed!! I want to add some ferns, maybe bamboo, I could add an obelisk with sweetpea and clematis...perhaps even a small tree for birds to perch on.  There are lots of options and choices to be made….

When Sairah and I started out, we were quite clueless on how to design a garden and we didn't know much about plants, or how to care for a garden. During the process we were really only limited by our imagination and knowledge, as we had the enthusiasm and dedication to create something truly for us. I really love our garden and I can’t wait to see what happens over the next few years! 


Posted: 12/01/2017 at 16:04

Hi everyone!

I'm going to be on big dreams small spaces tomorrow at 7pm! Please watch it if you have a chance!

I'd really like to thank everyone on this site for all the help and guidance you have given me over spring and summer of 2016, I couldn't have created my garden without you!

The plant choice, care and design ideas that i garnered from you all have been invaluable for someone like me, who is enthusiastic, hardworking but lacks the plant knowledge. 

I've not seen the final cut, but they have hrs and hrs of footage! Let's hope I look good!


p.s. I'm still going to be posting loads of questions on here for spring and summer 2017!! I cant wait to get back out there!!

Fun house plants - ideas

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 15:14

Thanks everyone gives me something to think about. i think i'll take a look at the orchids and peace lillies!! 

Thanks BM!! We have some sedums too!.. My wife loves all the design mags.

Fun house plants - ideas

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 13:28

Hi there

I would like some ideas on house plants. I currently have quite a few small cactus, a dragon tree (DRACAENA MARGINATA) a Kentia palm (HOWEA FORSTERIANA), a ponsietta, hyacinths on my kitchen worktop and a wonderful terrarium.

I have a couple of corners of the house that are a bit dark and would love something to put on top a corner table. Would a peace lilly or snake plant work well there? What else would look good?

 Thanks so much!!

How to plant a garden arch

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 11:11

I put an arch in may garden which separates 2 sections. I put a jasmine on one side and a climbing rose on the other. Hopefully they'l meet in the middle at some point.

My arch which is solid metal was just pushed deep into the ground. It feels pretty solid!!

January 2017

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 15:00

Not much gardening per se. But I will be tidying my shed this weekend... I've bought some shelves, hooks and boxes to put everything in its place. Will be relief when i get all my tools out of the spare bedroom. 

I'll also be moving the bird feeder and adding some fat balls. 

Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 14:55

Monty in on tonight everyone!

C.armandii leaves going brown!!

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 10:44

I've already got a jasmine one side of my rose arch.. guess I could get another one for the rear trellis if the armandi dies

C.armandii leaves going brown!!

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 21:34

Thanks for this. I would say it's a sheltered spot... I will keep an eye on it. give it some water too..  

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