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Need Inspiration

Posted: Yesterday at 22:22

That looks great. Are you going to have any structures? Little walls or steps up to small areas? Another tip someone gave me when I had a garden that was long and narrow. It really gave interest and variety. Are you going to have any water butts or compost bins? Maybe instead of an arch you could build a pergola at one side. I have seen some very clever use of garden mirrors too that look like windows. They gave a really good illusion of depth and light. Are you going to have any garden lighting? Soooo effective. That's something to do first as involves digging up. Keep us posted on your progress. I bet it'll look fab!

Beautiful Day

Posted: Yesterday at 21:49

hello - what a lovely day! The garden was a joy to potter about in and enjoy the warmth. Just lifts the spirits. Times like this that I feel so lucky to enjoy gardening. Just get so much out of it. Hope others had a fab day too!

Need Inspiration

Posted: Yesterday at 21:40

Hi Shane, I always think that a winding path in a long narrow garden looks good as it widens the space and draws the eye into the garden. I love to see arches too with something pretty and colourful growing over them, and trees; perhaps some silver birch as they are slender and their colour is a pop of brightness. Good at the end of a long garden. Perhaps incorporate different areas like a seating area, a nice bench and a wildlife area. Get some bird boxes in and a bird bath. Ooh, and an area of planting for bees and butterflies to create interest.  Maybe a raised bed, or trough, for some home grown veggies too. I'm excited for you!  Oooh, and some evergreens like holly for winter interest. 

Growing Tomatoes Up String

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 20:23

How do you grow to tomatoes up the string please? Do you tie them into the string that is dangling down?

Help with tree-in-a-pot identity...

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 15:41

Wow! That is brilliant. So helpful. Thank you pot loads. 

Help with tree-in-a-pot identity...

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 13:32

hello - just catching up on the gardening section in the paper. Lovely picture of trees in pots in Alan Titchmarsh's garden. Does anyone know what type of trees they are please? Here is the picture (Telegraph Gardening Section 20 June15). Many thanks.


Does anyone know much about Veronicas?

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 08:28

Fab. thanks Verdun and Tetley.

Just watched Monty Tonight

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 08:27

Was he elderly?? I don't think so! In his prime. 

Does anyone know much about Veronicas?

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:51

I have a lovely Veronica gentianoides in my border and would like to create more plants from it. I've read that it can either be divided or grown from seed. I've only had it a year so would rather not divide it yet.

The flowers on mine have gone over, but I can't see where the seeds are. Anyone got any pointers?


Just watched Monty Tonight

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:46

I thought that gentleman's lawn was fantastic. He must be a skilful and hardworking chap. I admire that kind of dedication and applaud it.  


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