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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...

Whats happening?

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 23:26

..don't think I'd care to live in France..not now... I did when younger but no urge to these days.... I like England too much and wouldn't fancy being a foreigner in another country with language difficulties... I think it's important to integrate and language can be such a barrier...   I very much enjoy what England has to offer.... I think the economy is better managed here...important to have a Monarch as head of state....not a President... and if we leave the EU...as is quite possible in a few years.... it may not be advantageous to be living on the continent if no longer an EU citizen...  have to see on that one... but for me the grass is not greener elsewhere......

Whew!

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 23:13

..lol...my sympathies.... but I couldn't help but be a little amused by your story.... however bizarre it must have seemed to you...   glad to hear all is well now.... obviously just some crazy mishap....

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 14:56

Kim...I've just noticed there is a Plant ID thread from the Gardener's World team going at the moment.... why don't you put a picture on that thread and see what they have to say.... it will be going for a week or so...Emma Crawforth has already identified a Peony for a member...

Plant name correct?

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 14:51

..Echinacea Primadonna 'Rosea'  I should think...

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