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What can I plant in a shaded north facing garden?

Posted: Yesterday at 09:33

Thanks Obelixx, I guess there's no shortcut in gardening . Since I've already dug about a quarter of the shady corner, I will finish mixing in the grits and follow your advice.

What can I plant in a shaded north facing garden?

Posted: Yesterday at 09:11

Hi Obelixx, really?  Will that work?  I've been digging out weeds as well so will cover the area with the weed suppressing fabric then wait for autumn. Thanks.

What can I plant in a shaded north facing garden?

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 20:41

Hi, I have the same problem as Jimmy in my back garden. I started digging a couple of weekends ago, mixing a lot of horticultural grits in, but the soil is incredibly sticky and I've had to scrape the garden fork every now and then. What more should I do to break up the soil and improve it? It's really back-breaking!

Pant ID

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 18:03

Hi Pansyface, no they don't even remember where they got it from!

hi Buttercupdays, thanks, I'll google it

Pant ID

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 06:41

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/70630.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/70629.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 

Hi

Can someone tell me what this plant is? The photos were taken last summer (August) in my parents' house in South Korea. It was growing in dappled shade, about 2ft high and had flowers on it. I'd like to know whether I could buy it in the UK.

Thanks

 

Compost bin....again

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 17:57

Hi Lyn, Bilje, thanks for your response. Tootles, thanks for the photo. I will give a beehive bin a try.

Compost bin....again

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 12:30

Hi Lyn, thank you for quick response. Just one more question - do I need to paint inside of the wooden bin before I start using it? I'm a bit worried the wood may rot (together with the kitchen waste I'm going to put) over the years?

Compost bin....again

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 11:12

Hi

I'd like advice on a suitable compost bin for my small garden. It's 10m x 10m and elevated about a foot from the patio. I've read a lot (not all I'm afraid) of the threads about the compost bins in this forum but have not found what I am looking for. Because my garden is small and elevated, I am reluctant to go for an unsightly plastic bin (daleks, as frequently referred to in the forum). Also I have no tree or shrubs to hide a bin. From what I've read in the forum, it seems the wooden beehive bins are not as efficient as daleks. Does anyone have a beehive bin or have used it and can tell me if it'd work in a shady corner of my garden?

Orchids - getting them to flower again

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 06:31

My orchid is about three years old and developing new flowers third time. I think it likes where it is - sunny windowsill close to a radiator.

Wide and short garden - very shady.

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 14:40

I do sympathise with you susan_lily because my garden is square (10m x 10m) but also elevated. It's bordered with laurels on three sides and just lawn in the middle, which has been overtaken by moss. Peckie's garden sounds really nice but I am not sure if that design will work on an elevated garden (about a foot above patio level). I want to re-design the garden but don't know where to start and engaging a garden designer will be too expensive. Sorry about moaning, not giving advice.

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Pant ID

Does anyone know what this plant is? 
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Last Post: 22/03/2015 at 18:03

Compost bin....again

Is wooden beehive compost bin any good? 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 17:57
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