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Large Canvas

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 15:43

Wow what a garden to start with... I am looking forward to seeing how it develops over the months ahead.

I would def look to break the garden up with a veggie area and social seeting areas.

I can also see winding paths and borders and planting to take people around the garden with little hidden areas. Maybe a woodland area at the back with some trees and woodland planting

Shrubs for the front garden wall

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 20:25

just noticed the white theme.

Shrubs for the front garden wall

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 20:08

Thanks for all the good choices. The Abelia Grandiflora is looking like a great idea for trailing over the wall.

Haisie - i had four conifers in the front garden which wernt great so i had them chopped a week after we moved into the house last year. Planting up a border or garden is quite daunting as there is so much to choose from and sometimes the more you research the more you get confused. I think you have to just go for it sometimes and it turns out not right then re plant things elsewhere

Funnily enough i was looking at the Hydrangea in my parents garden this afternoon to see if i can take a cutting from it for the front garden


Moans about GW

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 09:33

I enjoy watching GW, but i agree half hour is not long enough. Having maybe lest programmes and each an hour long will provide a programme that would cater for both amateurs and the more experienced. One project or issue could be looked at a little more in depth each week

I even dont mind it switching to another night so it doesnt get moved for anything else. But what would i relax to at the end of a hard week with a nice brew.

Shrubs for the front garden wall

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 13:07

It is a clay soil with a fairly neutral pH level

Shrubs for the front garden wall

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 12:47

I have cleared away all the weeds from around the lawn in the front garden (ignore the state of the front lawn. This is a job for another time and will probabley need re-laying)

The Front garden is south facing and gets the sun pretty much all day.The patch I am looking at runs alongside the front garden wall and is about 5 feet across and about a foot and half deep

I am looking to plant up with some shrubs to cover the wall and bring some shape, interest and height to the garden.

What shrubs would people suggest





Covering or hiding old tree stumps

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 11:53

thanks for all the ideas. Unfortunatley the stumps have been cut down to soil level and so  i am unable to make a feature of these, which is s shame as a fern and stump area would have been cool.

I am thinking i am now just going to plant round and next the old stums and roots with the aim of covering and hiding behind things like Rudbeckia and other perennials like that

Capel Manor College - which campus?

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 21:11

I studied at Enfield a couple of years ago for an RHS level 2.

the grounds are great to walk around and get inspiration or just have your lunch. I had a good tutor also.

I live round the corner to the Enfield site, so still go back for a walk around every so often

Essential reading/subscriptions for a new Gardener

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 14:31

I did the RHS level 2 a couple of years ago. I found the books - Principles of Horticulture alongside the RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and flowers all helpful for the course.

The little books called RHS practicals which i used to get second hand of ebay very helpful.

GW magazine is great for tips and for inspiration.

Other than that I am always being nosey and looking at other peoples gardens for ideas

Covering or hiding old tree stumps

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 14:19

thanks guys for the advice.

Most of the stumps i am trying to disguise are in a north facing back garden along a boundry fence and received a good amount of sun over the day. Most of the roots and the smallers stumps i have got out. the remaing two or three are now down to ground level

Once stump is nice a flat and will take a pot sitting on top, the surrounding area i was thinking of geraniums or periwinkle to hide the soil and thick roots around the stumps

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