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Inspiration needed.

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 12:01

A matching fence would be the best start Kc......welcome by the way 

in bottom corner a taxus Standishii would look good....a tough upright beautifully coloured conifer.

i would clothe those fences then with well chosen plants

it does depend n how much sun you do get in spring and summer but you can get some colour and shape there.   

I would also plant a couple of dahlias...cheap enough....to give you colour for this summer and then look around garden centres, catalogues, on line for things you like.  Ask us for suggestions about plants too

take your time but fence first Kc 

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 08:03

morning folks 

beautiful day in prospect.......sunshine, blue sky, dry and little wind 

Cold for early morning walk but less dark now.

tonight's forecast is for temps near freezing......that will be a shock 

Brambles.....er roses !!

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 07:42

I'm all flummoxed Hosta 

Dahlias

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 07:28

Terminology HORTICO. 

GOOD COUCHGRASS KILLER

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 07:26

Anything with glyphosate...Roundup, etc. Lottie 

all weedkillers...all chemicals...carry a risk but glyphosate can be used to kill roots of weeds too so used once or twice will enable you to use your allotment without using weedkilllers in the future. 

The alternative is to dig couchgrass out but this is will take a lomg time to fully eradicate 

Brambles.....er roses !!

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 21:59

I really think this is yet another area where nobody really knows because one way is as good as the other.  I too,,as already said, have done it both ways 

Dahlias

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 21:55

Guernsey, 

the Bishop is excellent.  Apart from the flowers the foliage is dark purple and good as a foil for other plants.  From one plant I now have several large plants.....some are in containers.  They grow 80 cm tall plus, do not need support and remain bushy in pots.  I mix dried manure with the compost plus fish blood and bone in early spring and this is sufficient for whole season.

to reduce height pinch out main shoots a couple of times.  Be prepared to dead head regularly to minimise weight on stems ..if windy there 

secret to large dahlias, in my experience, is to start them off early so I would pot them up now or asap in dry compost and start watering when shoots are seen 

Hydrangea

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 19:14

Hmmmmmm!  And frosts are coming tonight folks 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 16:29

Hiya Victoria, funny how we tire of plants.  I got rid of one or two caryopteris ....had severall......but now recognise their value, viz, aromatic foliage, late summer blue flowers, nice looking foliage to bounce other plants off.  Sterling Silver has esp nice silver foliage; Summer Sorbet has butter yellow foliage.    I tired of spireas but Magic Carpet and Goldflame have endeared me to them again.  

I now tend to consign plants to out of sight places before I decide to keep or not 

Brambles.....er roses !!

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 16:20

Hiya Doc .  

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