Ryan Lloyd

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Posted: 16/01/2014 at 19:44
Just had a thought, that's going to be a hugeeee pile of soil your digging, what's happening to it? That's an amazing opportunity to build a bank to separate you garden into section


Posted: 16/01/2014 at 19:39
Does sound fun indeed! Can I join in?


Posted: 16/01/2014 at 18:39

Lodes not look like that anymore buzy, being drained at the mo, can't wait to see the finished result! 

Gardengirl, how random, I too have no idea, but would probably screw it above the door on my shed, or on a wall where I would see it nearly everyday 

Good luck Panda! I'm terrible at making things, so if I have to do dinner it comes straight out the freezer, and into the oven. I try to avoid things that need microwaving, as blew up our nice new microwave a few years back. Nobody told me that you couldn't put tins in there! 

What 2 plants would you put together in the herbaceous/perennial border?

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 18:15

I tried liatris spicata 'kobold'  with rudbeckia fulgida 'little star', was quite impressed with myself after seeing the display, and can't wait to see it next year, although I did only have two specimens of each, so am planning to buy a few more bulbs and seeds 


Posted: 16/01/2014 at 18:00

Buzy - Amazing picture, I think working there you never quite notice the beauty of things, you just know you need to clip the hedge or mulch around the nepeta, without taking much notice. Did you see the great big pond in the italian garden? During last September two people fell in it in one day, mustn't laugh, but it is a bit funny 

Verd - my nan has a friend who lives on shoreham beach, which is basically a miniature island built in the sea, and she's got a magnolia, think it's 'Susan', but could be wrong. It has been known for the flowers to last only a few days in rough weather though, although have been assured it's over 35 years old, but she is 83 and losing it a bit bless her. 

Star - What's stopping you getting a pond? Ill dig one for you 

KEF - that's such a nice picture, love how the grounds been decorated aswell!


Posted: 16/01/2014 at 14:43
You should do star, really cheap aswell, last year got 5 lavender for ??5! Jeremy's is definitely lacking in choice and always seems a bit dark and dingy whenever I go in there, maybe it's just me. Although I love the cafe, it does seem to, in my experience, attract the people who think they are and try to act posh, I was actually sworn at in the in about October for not knowing where some bodies reserved table was, and I was only waiting for my toastie!


Posted: 16/01/2014 at 14:40
Aw I'm sorry to hear that Dove! My auntie has suffered from high blood pressure from around my age and she tried diets and all sorts, nothing worked, but now the docs have said that she may just have naturally high bp, with no explanation. Atleast it's not having too much of an adverse impact on your life, well I hope anyway


Posted: 16/01/2014 at 14:29
It's in Poynings Star, just over the Dyke, small but well worth a visit if you get a minute.

And it's great, although the cafe is ridiculously expensive! Luckily I get a free lunch there


Posted: 16/01/2014 at 13:56

I can relate to that, actually, think we all can! Hence why I now own about 5 or 6 tape measures at the last count. Every time I think of buying something (nearly all the time) I only have to reach onto the coffee table  I'm so jealous of you having frogs actually take residence in your garden, around Brighton the wildlife is so scarce! Althoughnthe last few years I've been doing this garden up and my nans down the road, I've seen so many bees and butterflies, and I even found a hedgehog eating some slugs by my hostas last year. I bet the fish are going to have a whale of a time in that huge pond and with all the pants they'll be plenty to explore, they're very lucky!


Posted: 16/01/2014 at 13:31

I do indeed Star, we've just come out of Rushfields, we took a long detour  But my mums good to me, and has the patients of a saint! Which is lucky when living with me, just spent an hour looking at plants! 

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