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Not oleander so what

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 08:55

thanks for the help. I'm in Cheshire. I've seen some oleander allegedly hardy to -5  My grandchildren spend time in my garden hence the toxicity thing. 

Not oleander so what

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 22:46

I have a space, in semi shade, for a reasonably sized pot. It's viewable from my dining room so I want longish summer colour and evergreen for winter. Idealy an Oleander would suit, but the toxicity issue makes it a no no. I am sure someone here will have a solution or two. Many thanks in advAnce

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 19:30

Well, Iv'e just discovered the snail equivilant of the SAS. I found two snails 3 feet up a gladi. Not that  remarkable I hear you cry. However this pair had scaled a two foot wall to get into my raised bed, tackled the 3 inch overhanging lip of the coping stones, crossed six inches of said stones, dropped 4 inches into the bed, made thier way two feet across the bed, avoiding a slugpellet minefield and then scaled the plantitself. All this without me noticing. What an achievment. Their reward for this endeavour was to find themselves in the composter.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 19:18
Couch Gardener wrote (see)

I love the music Monty was cutting his hedge to!  What a grouchy old bunch you are.  Anyway - what was it - I want to buy it

Canteloupe Island by Herbie Hancock. 

What Now?

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 11:02

Thank you all. On my way to the Nurseries!!


What Now?

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 09:47

Hi All,

My first ever cottage garden is looking fab at the moment. However, sme of the bedding is starting to go over and perennials moving towards jaded. So what do I plant now to give some autumn colour? I have light well drained raised beds and a blue/purple/white theme going on with digitalis, eryngium, hydrangea, and clematis.  My gladiolii is yet to flower. Full sun for some part shade for others. Any Ideas?

What to do!

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 10:45

I managed to dig up borage (I notice they are selling it as a salad plant in waitrose) and fingers crossed it hasn't returned. As for the mint, just find a good Mojito recipe. You will find it difficult to kill off completely.


What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 01:42

Spent all day ridding my sons garden of longstanding overgrown Ivy. Came home and did half an hours watering before watering myself with a G and T.

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Not oleander so what

pot filler 
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What Now?

Looking for inspiration 
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