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Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: Today at 07:46

hello all, beautiful Yvie, love that apint colour, what is it? I'm in need of inspiration for hallway and all our flooring, it's mostly original floorboards, but we had some floorboards put down when we move in too, all have gaps in them and I spend half my time with a knife trying to clean them or retrieve tiny items crucial to my 6 year old! now, shall I jsu whack darker wax down? Floor paint? Or save up and get new floors...?

thompson and morgan

Posted: Today at 07:42

Has anyone been faring better with t&m? Last year I had half dead plug plants from them and they only replaced after I ranted about it on here, this year I got suckered in again,. and ordered 36 free perennials.... they arrived mostly out of their modules, so they were all mixed up, I plated them within 2 hours of getting the,. and now I have 8 plants just living. I e mailed them 4th July and have heard.... nothing at all, I know I only paid postage, but honestly, I may as well chuck a fiver in the nest letter box I see, this company cares nothing for it's customers, I won't be using them again, don't bother with them!!!

mini pond

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 07:14


mini pond

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 21:51

thanks Fairy, all done, surrounded by lots of plants ( though all herbaceous) and lots of stones, there appears  to already be some life in there! They look like very tiny tadpoles ( too late and no frogspawn) but it's entrancing the children!

Droopy blooms- roses x 2

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 14:13

doesn't look like one to me

mini pond

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 14:12

thanks fairy, think will go for frogbit as apparently it's endangered, wasn't going for a fountain, just a tiny pond to attract frogs and more birds. we have a very small pond at the allotment ( we found it after a couple of weeks of ciutting back!) and there are frogs in it every time we go so this is a tiny bit deeper but tiny bit less in diameter, so I'm hopeful it'll do it's job and the kids will love watching it

Rose murderer ??

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 11:15

ggod idea, I have grown 2 seccessful cuting of 'new dawn' and 1 is looking promising of 'gertrude jekyll' ...I have no room for these, I just wanted to see if I could do it!!

mini pond

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 11:09

ps, just googled frogbit, I love it!

mini pond

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 11:08

how lovely Debs, my worry actually is that it will be overshadowed by the bane of my life the fig tree.huge leaves which I spend hours chopping off, in fact i'm off now to cut it back again today...the 'pond' is in a quiet little west  facing corner, which would be really sunny if it wasn't for the inherited tree,I 'ev been threating to get rid of it for a couple of years, one day soon it's for the chop!!

David Austin Roses, are they worth it?

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 11:03

most of mine, especially Gertrude Jekyll who is outdoing herself this year are looking good, with the exceptions of MMe Gregoire Staechelin who has never done well after 3 years,and seems to have rust, powdery mildew and has had 1 flower and Zepherine DRouhin, who has had no flowers and has a couple of tiny buds, both are going to be dug up in Autumn and moved to the allotment where there is  hopefully a good spot for them , I think both of my poor performers are being overshadowed by literally  by stronger roses Gertrude and Ispahan

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