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Posted: 22/09/2014 at 19:52

Should,look good MrsGarden.  Dont want all purple?  Whichever I'm sure it will be just fine. Like purple shrubs ....adds a rich touch to,the garden. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 19:46

Good news fishy   No hugs from me cos I'm a blokey  bloke  But  pleased for you 

Dove, your dad sounds a real character...just imagined a moustachioed captain Biggles (there shown my age)  on a hospital trolley.  Seriously, I hope he's ok and found soon.

Had a home organised for my mum until hospital nurse  said she is aggressive and likely to hit people.  Im so annoyed because my,mum does not hit people.  Some of these hospital people are so,channelled they cannot see reality.   Will know tomorrow if I have  convinced the care home. 


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 19:36

Very nice MrsGarden .   Spectacular in fact. 


Posted: 22/09/2014 at 19:34

Don't want rain here Fairy.  No sign for a week at least .......yippee.   However, I have  arranged for rain  for you Fairy 

still dithering

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 19:31

We gardeners  are all different.  have a go but research what you like and decide if your soil is heavy or light and see if soil amd plants harmonise well

Well, Lyn's garden is amazing so she is well worth taking notice of.  

I am a different sort of my formal style, ESP in winter but also a controlled informality.  Like contrasting colours, forms, shapes.  Like loads of colour all year round.  Like grasses, like scent. So no, I like to design and plan.  No trial and error for me unless thoroughly researched first. 

Rosemummy, enjoy planning your garden.  At least decide on one or two plants you really want.......perhaps a daphne in there, perhaps a winter hellebore or two and perhaps a good  long flowering summer perennial like a geranium.  Have fun then with annuals in between for next spring and summer.  This is a great time to plan too.  

Pebbles to grass... HELP!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 19:09

Hiya Claire ....welcome 

Yes remove pebbles.  

Why do you think it may be too dry?  

Ideally dig over your plot ..good time right now ...and remove stones and weeds.

Can you afford to spread some compost over the surface?   

Try to get as level a surface as possible need to be ultra  fussy.  Rake and walk over the soil using your heels. Do this a few times.  Rake in some granular fertiliser.  A good  hard wearing dwarf seed mixture  scattered one way then LIGHTLY rake it in.  Then sow at right angles and repeat the very light raking  (I,use a lawn rake for this) 

Water the surface gentle hose/sprinkler spray.  Keep moist until  germination.  Seed should germinate quickly at the moment ...10 days .

By next spring your lawn should be fit for playing on 


Posted: 22/09/2014 at 18:56

Another lovely day.....very hot at times.

Potted on a couple dozen echinaceas ....down here there will still be a few weeks of growth left.   divisions of agastache and echinacea too.

Heard about dogs dying from eating slugs!  2 locally.  Their  slime apparently 

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 08:23

I think live viewers are on the way out too.  We will all be recorded 

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 08:22

I think live viewers are on he way out too.  We will all be recorded 


Posted: 21/09/2014 at 23:23

Excellent transformation Liri.  Lovely plants.  

Orchid .....I do feel guilty.  I do I do I do 

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