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Raised beds on allotment

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 06:58

Thanks Honeywort - I'm an artist so I like visuals tee hee. we're pretty proud of how things have come along.

It's lovely to see others plots too if only to gain Ideas and what to plant and when! we're struggling to know what to put in now as the onions are about ready to lift?

Garden is a restaurant for slugs.

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 18:35

we've introduced beer traps at the allotment and they seem to be working a treat. I even poured a can of cheap beer into a bucket in the backgarden and everytime I find a slug or snail I pop it in at least they'll die happy I even saw a snail climbing up the side of the bucket the other morning so I'm just leaving it out for them to party!

Raised beds on allotment

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 18:22

It works for myself and my husband. first picture is when we took on the allotment

 this second picture was taken six weeks on

 A lot of people on our site have taken to doing this now as it's easy to manage luckly for us my husband gets all the wood from work as scrap otherwise it would be burnt.

this is it early june


Rose garden

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 18:09

Ispahan a David Austen Rose Smells divine typical old rose scent. The other darker one is William Lobb also very intoxicating.

Boundary Hedge

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 16:30

Hi Fiona G, I have a similar problem with my nosey neighbour! Although we didn't have a hedge just a fence. I've trained up Pyracantha Fire Thorne, it's a good security shrub being thorny. It smells divine in spring with it's masses of tiny white flowers, then it gets berry's for the autumn / winter which the birds love. It can be trained so it's branches grow horizontal. It's also fast growing and you can keep it clipped back so it doesn't encroach into your space. Mine is growing on a shady fence so all in all I think it's a great all rounder.

some other ideas I had was for Pleached trees! Horn beam keeps its leaves, or how about planting up some bamboo's in tubs?

Rose garden

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 16:12

Yes I thought that too today Pansyface and mentioned it to my husband. I think I'll dig out what I need to and Put in the organic matter (manure) then My hubby's going to set the side stones so they don't sink inwards I was thinking of getting some edging too. I'm not so bothered about loosing the stone circle feature parse as at the moment it's just used as a dumping ground I am going to put a seat in the centre. I've wanted a rose garden for a while now and thought this would be the perfect spot in the garden it gets sun nearly all day here so the smell will be intoxicating. If we do this in the next week it can all be settling over the summer before moving the roses back end of the year. 

Rose garden

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 16:05

The obelisk could still be an option for you, but may not get the best from it! Can you not grow them around the stone circle?

Thanks Buttercupdays:  I have a plan for my supports My hubby's quite a dab hand at metal work so I've drawn up a design I want something a bit more sculptural all will be revealed once I set him to work! The stone circle was set into a corner behind the garage.

Drat I can't get the hang of this quote button malarkey!

Rose garden

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 15:58

I forgot to mention I am going to take out the two larger stones on the outer ring also. so I can get some good organic matter in there.

Rose garden

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 15:56

Hi I made a start on my rose  garden area The circle I'm happy to say was just set on a bed of sharp sand.

 Here's the pictures of two of my roses I'll move later Ispahan stands about five foot tall, I've had it a few years now it's been moved twice! due to extension to house I don't know if this has anything to do with how high it grows. My William Lobb is in shade and never gets any higher than 3 foot! same with Alan Titchmarsh.




Rose garden

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 08:13

Hi Folks, we have a stone circle in a sunny part of the garden. I'd like to use this area to create a small rose garden. I have some lovely old scented roses I wish to move when the time is right and was thinking of just lifting so many of the stones from the circle enough to plant about four roses and leave the rest of the stones down so we can have seating there too. I was just seeking advice on how far apart should I plant the roses? Ispahan, William Lobb, Alan Titchmarch and  Falstaff are the roses.

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