Latest posts by pokhim

Olive tree

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 11:42

60cm in depth?!! That is soo high!!. .That will make my tree very high indeed!!

I kind of like the height that it is currently... 

Can i not put it into a 45cm deep pot instead?..

Olive tree

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 09:26

Bought this olive tree which you can see in the picture. My wife bought a really tall pot for it, which is totally unsuitable as it makes the tree super high!!!

I am hoping to source a nice (cheap) terracotta pot from somewhere. But my question is; Do i need a certain sized pot, and how do I plant it i.e. does it require v.good drainage or special compost etc..?


ID please

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 08:50


ID please

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 08:31

Its the pink colored flower towards the bottom of the picture; to the left of the digitalis.

I saw this at chelsea this year and loved it.

3 different hydrangeas.. where to put em..?!

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 13:16

thanks for your reply!

I have already dug into the ground about 8inches all over and incorporated over a tonne of rotted horse manure, taken out all the glass and bricks. 

When i dig each hole I'll do as you say though!

3 different hydrangeas.. where to put em..?!

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 11:43

HYDRANGEA arborescens 'Strong Annabelle' 10L

HYDRANGEA macrophylla 'Selina' 7.5L

HYDRANGEA quercifolia 'Snow Queen' 20L 60/80cm

The right hand side of the picture receives morning sun and late afternoon shade. The left hand receives sun from noon till dusk.

I am planning on having a nice lawn in the center which will be 4m*4m and a border on the left and right hand side. The buxus have been moved... so you can ignore those in the picture.

Do you think it will look good if I put all my hydrangea together on one border.... Or should I dot them around the borders?.. Whadda ya reckon?

New Pond; old water tank

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 09:48

Hi there,

I bought an old water tank that I want to use as a contemporary style of pond. 

I am super keen to get some wildlife into it, and therefore I want to make it as wildlife friendly as possible whilst also maintaining a contemporary edge. 

I have thought about digging the tank into the ground so c40cm is above ground then building a ramp made of earth up to it on one side so that frogs can get up to it. 

I am also planning on planting some long grasses behind it and either side to give some shelter for the frogs and birds. 

Should I dig it in slightly and build a ramp?

Do I need to create levels inside it..i.e. with old plates/bricks or something so that birds can come and bathe..?

Shall I get some dwarf water lillies and maybe some reed grass..? Which ones will suit my pond given it's so small...



Posted: 01/08/2016 at 14:45

I've got 6 2L agapanthus that I need to put out. Does agapanthus only produce 1 flower head or multiple?...

Shall I put them in a 2 clusters of 3 in 2 locations of my garden?

Sillu Question?..

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 15:38

Bit of a silly question.. but when ppl say 'plant 30cm apart'. Do they mean 30cm from the center of each plant or 30cm from the edge of each plant?.. 


Planting in 3s - spacing

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 13:00
Verdun says:

Pokhim, I wouldnt put the rosemary in the middle of those lavendars.  The rosemary will simply crowd out the lavendar.  Put the lavendar together as a group and they will look superb.  Rosemary gets pretty big 

See original post

Sorry.. I meant 3 lavenders in a triangle, then 1 rosemary, then 3 lavenders, then 1 rosemary...etc. I didn't mean put the rosemary in between the triangle.

Will my pattern look ok?

Last edited: 29 July 2016 13:03:18

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