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Latest posts by Salino

Tree ID please.

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:13

..I would be pretty certain that one in the photo is 'Grace' because of the blue/green lower leaves, and purple at the top...also the leaves are larger as is the plant... it will grow much bigger than others of this type...the autumn colour is both long and spectacular...I find...

Landscaping my garden

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 22:54

..you must run with your own ideas on this really....hard landscaping is such a personal taste... I think we here are better able to advise on plants and planting combinations.... 

I don't think we were suggesting that you have the decking between extension and garage, but more a decorative patio area for dining out... and no decking at all...so bit of a misunderstanding there maybe... 

...I agree that decking wouldn't look right in that position...

...I like your other idea of some trellising and plantings on the walls.... that would look really good I think...bit of an enclosed area...it could become quite lush...

...best of luck....

Landscaping my garden

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 20:04

...between extension and garage was my initial favourite for this... but as always it's what you want really... take time to think more about it perhaps..

anyway...bumping..in case anyone else has any suggestions...

...I like your shed.... you do need a path direct to the door though.... you won't want to walk on that grass all the time...

 

Whats happening?

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 22:10

...in case it isn't well known....if you are aged 55 or over...you can get your Will done free of charge and properly through a solicitor, by requesting the Free Will Service offered by Cancer Research....you tell your solicitor that's what you want and fill in the appropriate form...

.... they hope you will leave them something...can be £10.. nothing at all even.... I left them £100...which I think is reasonable.... of course they are guaranteed to get their money...eventually.... nothing to pay upfront...

...you can even update your will free of charge through the same procedure at a later date if you want... I did that too.... not sure if they will pay for another change after this though... 

Landscaping my garden

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 23:45

..I hope someone talks you out of having decking... I hate the stuff...and I notice that you will be placing it outside that extension right by the boundary fence...your neighbour has a big conservatory just the other side...with their windows open they will be able to hear any conversation you have... too close for comfort for me... I prefer my seating areas to be well away from other habitation...even in a small garden... you can usually find somewhere a bit more distant...   just my personal preference... but I know you've already got this sorted out... so...you'll have to go with your choice there..

...but you seem to have a patio of sorts the other side of the extension...so wonder why you need decking... also it appears to be in a spot that remains in shade...

...you will need a path to the shed...there seems to be one already in situ in a photo... during bad weather, you won't want to walk on grass...so a direct route would be advisable I think....

..yes it's best not to worry about shrubs right now... your garden has the potential to be really nice... try not to make it too complicated would be my advice at this stage...

..I should add that, there are other members here who do their own landscaping, and some seem to be very good at it.... I hope they look in tomorrow and are able to offer you more advice on how to proceed..... 'Fairygirl' in particular I would single out as having all sorts of helpful ideas on this front... perhaps we shall hear from her soon....

 

Landscaping my garden

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 23:04

..the photos are a little confusing but the plan is nice..

1.   so you don't want a greenhouse then?.. not even a small 6 x 4...?  should you develop your interest you may want one...grow lots of things in even a small one like that...

2.... one water butt is not enough... 2 minimum for that size of garden I would say...again if you become a keen gardener...maybe it could be added later...

3....  did you watch the Alan Titchmarsh programme tonight called ''Love your Garden''...  it was about the same size plot as yours... and could have given you lots of ideas I think... it was quite beautifully done...

4... I do like your street lamp...

 

grasses

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 15:22

..very nice Verdun...you've excelled yourself today..... I've always liked the ones with the gold bars across.... in some it's more pronounced than in others...but always something to look forward to, and quite striking I think...

...I take it you're passing on the 2.99 camera...lol,.,

Whats happening?

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:35

...as long as you are happy there Mr Smokin...and I hope it remains so for you... it's not for me.... I enjoy all the life that is to be had here...I'm not a little Englander... enjoy all the diversity and goings on... I ignore what the media try to force feed us...if it's nothing to do with me then I don't have to know about it... there is so much to do here...even at my age I found work within a month of looking...and I have the best job I've ever had in my life... and you know what Smokin...?  it depends on east european migrants.... if they weren't here..I wouldn't have a job... and I really enjoy my work...    at our age it helps stop one going a bit stir-crazy I think...

...I'm far too busy to worry about what everyone else is doing... and to be perfectly honest..as much as I love gardening...I wouldn't want to be living somewhere - and it seems to me this may be the case with you...where there is so little else to do that I spend all my days gardening.... there are other things in life.... and we have it all here...

...another thing that amuses me greatly...is when the English go and live abroad and you often hear them moaning about all the foreigners that live in England...whilst of course making themselves one at the same time... I have no desire to be an 'escapee'...to 'flee'...  to plonk myself somewhere 'away from it all'...   might as well give up ...sir...

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 23:50

...I would have a shared experience with some of the above that you write about...but little nostalgia for the olden days....   being just a little younger than you... I recall those times as being pretty horrid to tell the truth... long gone...best gone...

...I think most people get into gardening when they buy a house for the first time... as we did in the early 1980's.... prior to that had zero interest in it...in fact I would have found the subject completely boring with a capital B... but strangely once you get the bug....it's like a virus that takes hold and from then on you never shake it off....do you...?

Recommended varieties

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 23:32

...not much of a fruit and veg grower Philippa.... very poor and unworthy to be a gardener really......lol...

...my tomatoes have done really well though...last years seeds too... Orange Paruche and Sungold....can hardly tell the difference.... I do love these orangy types...

...I used to grow spring onion 'Lisbon' and enjoyed that very much.... very easy to grow....  sorry to hear of your disappointments there..

...unfortunately, I'm one of the people that...if you go to Asda at the right time of day.... it's all reduced to dirt cheap....you know.. 1p for a punnet of toms... 10p for a bag of potatoes......  I sometimes wonder why we bother..   have to get there before the Polish though....clever shoppers the Polish...lol...

..anyway...just bumping this up for you... as it would be good to hear how others have got on this season....bumper crops etc... which varieties.... I'd like to know that too...

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