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Thin, shallow and uneven borders, full of wood chippings...

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:37

I've all but run out of space for my pots, and I have a huge amount of marigolds, dahlias, carnations and zinnias grown from seed that I want to use, the only space I have remaining is this thin border running the length of the garden and drive, problem is it's home to lots of bark, stones, bricks, and not a lot else...

What, if anything is appropriate to grow here, with relatively quick results in time for summer? I'd like to create some height and colour if at all possible, I shall attach a picture showing the size of it.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42029.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 There's an even smaller border next to the lawn, where I prop up my bike, and a short one where the 'purple spidery plant' is... I was thinking of growing some veg there now we don't use the car! At least until we get the allotment...

Anyway, your input and ideas would be great!

 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:30

Not much happening in my garden, we've had some not so pleasant weather here in Worcester, but I did get three or so hours yesterday to do some potting up, weeding and the such. Got the lawn finally mown, I can try and focus on getting rid of all the daisies - tips on a postcard please, and maybe trying something with our small borders, but that's for a different thread!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42022.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

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 I was overzealous with my weeding and found this wee bulb, there were still some roots attached, so I'm hoping it might grow, I had a spare pot, so I don't see any harm in seeing what may come of it!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42024.jpg?width=358&height=350&mode=max

 Sadly with the rain, the parsley shoots we waiting for so long to show got flooded the other day, I drained it as best I can and have left it alone since... The coriander on the right is thriving though!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42025.jpg?width=358&height=350&mode=max

 We treated ourselves to this lovely watering can, I'm resisting to turn it into a planter with some tumbling ivy and maybe some pansies.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42026.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

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 Ran out of space in the Greenhouse! Needs must! I have so many plants, for such a tiny space, I'm hoping I can find someone who wants them if they survive being outside!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42028.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Now I've got the lawn cut, I can show you the entirety of the size of the garden without being too embarrassed of all the weeds!  The small border to the right isn't very deep, and is topped with wood chips, so I don't know if they're appropriate to plant in.

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:09

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42017.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Look just how smart it looks!

Had our landlord come around to look at fixing a damp patch, commended our garden, and said we could turn the lawn into a veg patch! Truly surprised! I'm quite happy for it to just be some grass though!

Newbie!

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 18:59

Looks like you've been doing it for years! Looks fab!

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 18:50

I wouldn't be allowed to do that Georgie, I don't much fancy having my deposit docked for new turf and the cost of labour either! It's what I'd do if I ever do own a lawn though, I can't say i'm much into grass, probably because I don't have kids!

 

However! Next door had their gardener over this afternoon, minutes after us returning from town, they'd obviously forgotten to mention us to him, so we pretty much pounced on the chap! Anyway, £5 down the line we have a mown lawn, a bag of grass cuttings to compost, and learned that this man keeps bees, and in turn learned a lot about bees which are absolutely fascinating!

I am still going to try and 'win' this mini mower on ebay though, simply because it might be handy should we move in three months time to a place with a lawn too.

It looks so good mown though, I almost see the appeal!

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 16:30

He's gravelled half Dove!

Anyone got hydrangea glam rock?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 14:25

I've resisted making a Marc Bolan based joke on this all morning!

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 14:23

Hey Heather and Newboy, £80 is way out of my budget, and you can get a lawnmower for £40 from argos! I don't have a B&Q or a Wilkos locally to me, and I have no transport. I used to love wilkos! Not ashamed to say a lot of my house things came from there when I used to live near one. My local Homebase is 4 mile round trip, which I did yesterday to get a nice watering can at the insistence of my OH, the £1.50 plastic one from ASDA wasn't do it's job well enough apparently

 

This £5 flymo one ends in a few hours, and I'm hoping to hear back from the seller beforehand to arrange collection from the station, if not I'll just bid on it when it ends and try and arrange a favour from my manager who lives locally!

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 11:07

You'd think Dovefromabove, but this house came with nothing in it, so I don't think he'd be interested in providing anything for the outside of it! In fact in all the houses I've lived in, throughout my life, my parents rented too, they've always had to buy their own lawnmower.

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 10:39

So far I've found a lady who can do it at the weekend for £10, and a lawnmower ten miles away in Malvern for £5, I've asked if she could maybe deliver for a fee or meet me at her local station. It's a small Flymo Minimo, which means nothing to me, it looks quite old though, but so long as it does my lawn once a month for a little while I'm happy!

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