Tilley Bancroft

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Talkback: Top 10 plants for a dream garden

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:52
Aqueligia, I saw them a couple of years ago when new to this whole gardening lark and thought they looked like space ships love a plant that can make me giggle and I've loved them ever since.

Tree lupin, fab flowers and the leaves catch droplets of water in the centre which looks so stunning.

Morning Glory, the purple ones, grew one last year and every morning the new bloom floored me. Is it more beautiful because each flower lasts only a day? They just kept coming though!

Fragrant sweetpeas, jasmine, and various succulents.

Ugly planter

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:40
Bit of mammoth project, I know!! You can get some wicked colours and textures in Hammerite, which also comes in spray cans. Be nice to make the most of the shape too. Whatever you do, can you post some piccies?


Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:37
That sounds bang on! Thanks Tootles


Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:30
Ha ha! I know I'll be aiming for the very end of Summer, a girl can dream still be nice to sort out the lawn before then though...
You attempted it whilst 81/2 months gone? Ambitious!

Ugly planter

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:25
If hiding it is the desired outcome, try painting it up or covering the pot itself. This is an instant fix that plants can enhance rather than cover. A nice (if a little more labour intensive) option is to mosaic your planter with small broken coloured crockery (free) , small coloured pebbles (quite cheap) or mosaic tiles (great colours available, but pricey). Just make sure your planter is sturdy enough to support the extra weight, and use an appropriate exterior adhesive.
Any good?


Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:18
I'm looking for a purse friendly option too, but crawling on my hands and knees isn't an option at the moment. I'm 6 months pregnant so cannt get down there very easily (and certainly can't get back up again!). Would love to have a beautiful green patch for after I pop. Have visions of sitting outside with sprog... Sigh...

WEATHER this week

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 10:36
I'm cold
So are my baby plants.

That being said, it's nice to know I'm no the only one doing the 'Gardening Hokey Cokey'.
You put your best plants in, you put your best plants out. In. Out. Shake em all about...

It Is Not Spring Yet !!!

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 15:35
Brummie Ben, now now! Careful or you'll kill my buzz

It Is Not Spring Yet !!!

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 14:30
Spring, Spring Spring, Laaaa la laaaaa la laaaaa la laaaaaaaaaaah! *sung whilst dancing round the crocus*

How do you upload photos

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 18:45
Cannt upload from iPhone either, shame really as I've gt some great ones on it

Discussions started by Tilley Bancroft

Gardens to visit

Any suggestions where hubby and I can potter round this weekend?  
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Purple leaved climber

Any suggestions?  
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Last Post: 23/04/2013 at 21:20

1st ever greenhouse!

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Last Post: 26/02/2013 at 18:30

Grape vine for my band stand....

Need advice on best variety of sweet grape I can plant to grow under the clear roof of our decking...we lovingly call it the band stand :) 
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