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Clay/Rocky Raised Bed

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 08:24

I have heavy clay in my garden and would recommend digging in lots of horticultural grit to improve your soil structure and drainage. Clay soils tend to be fertile but the structure needs to be opened up to allow the plants to access it. I wouldn't personally add such a heavy compost as farmyard manure but would go for something lighter like multi purpose compost or spent mushroom compost.

Dream of your wish list

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 06:13

Can I be a little greedy and have two equal top of my list:

Daphne Jacqueline Postil

Tree Peony - pretty much any of them.


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 17:21

I can most definitely recommend David Austin's Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll.' The scent is a joy to behold.

Came across a funny quote today:

I only try to please one person a day and today's not your day. Unfortunately, tomorrow's not look good either.


Posted: 08/07/2014 at 07:29

The church is near but the road is icy. The pub is far away but I'll walk carefully.

What have you learnt this year?

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 16:56

A couple of heavy downpours taught me the importance of putting in stakes or other plants supports early in the season.

My first design - advice? criticism? recommended plants?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 06:41

How exciting - I love sitting down an playing with different ideas and plans. I have one suggestion and one piece of advice.

The suggestion: How about having a triangular patio rather than a square or rectangular one at the end of the garden.

The advice: I'm not sure the path around the edge of the garden will work. It means that you will be taking the longest route possible from the back door to get to the patio. You will quickly tire of doing so and will instead walk straight across the grass. I would suggest a path that starts at the back door and curves gently onto the patio.


rose border

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 20:23

Geraniums, peony's, salvia's, perevoskia, nepetena are some of the plants that come to mind as possibilities. My wife loves her roses - we have quite a few David Austin roses in a cottage garden style border opposite our small patio.

Geranium - but what type?

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 07:28

I also think it looks like G. Claridge Druce.

What happens when I'm at work!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 19:24

When I became the vicar of my last church a church warden declared her intention to cut down a beautiful established magnolia from the front garden of the vicarage. I told her that it would happen over my dead body. I'm glad to say that it still looks glorious in the spring. I would ask your step dad and step sister not to do anything in the garden without talking to you beforehand. I feel for you, get them to buy you some replacements and start again. It won't take long before its looking good again. 

what was your garden inspiration?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 05:22

My granddad (on my mum's side) inspired me. I can still see his traditional rose bed in the middle of the lawn, a large lavender growing by the old air raid shelter that he kept his tools in and his tiny veg patch at the bottom of the garden.

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Long handled garden fork

Would appreciate recommendations 
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