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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..?


thanks


ID please

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 08:50

lovely!! 

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...


thanks


Agapanthus

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?.. 


thanks

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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