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Latest posts by Verdun

garden centres vs garden nursery's

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 23:21

Nothing quite like a stroll around a nursery.  Several where I live snd always a gem or two or three to fascinate on.  Garden centres supply the usual ordinary everyday stuff we need but don't get excited about 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 23:17

Clarington, just a word to the wise.  Best to use a trowel for plantIng bulbs, etc.  

fill hole where pond was

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 23:14

Hiya thomas

I did just this couple of years ago.  Had two pools and kept one of them.....had grand ideas to link them via a small "stream". 

I used a mixture of garden compost, stacked lawn turves, garden soil, dried cow manure and other bought composts. It has produced a very rich soil.....added organic fertilizer too.....that has successfully become an attractive herbaceous border.  

I used good quantities of soil from my veg patch too.......replacing with mushroom compost......

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 20:46

Blue can look subtle too.  Classy colour ....if true blue. 

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Posted: 10/03/2014 at 20:44

MrsGarden, 

I agree  with chicky those arches to look a little fragile.  I made mine to be permanent, rock solid and able to,withstand a heavy weight.  

Can you get someone to make what you want?   Using good solid timber or galvanised steel?  

Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 19:39

Chicky, I meant to say YOU are my fav girl here.    Chocolate cake, you said?  Lots of choc ??ou said !  

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 19:37

True blue?  Salvia patens, salvia cacalifolia, gentians, ceanothus,,caryopteris,,ceratostigma, linum perenne, anemone blanda, Pulmonaria blue ensign, geranium black beauty, verbena rigida, blue hyacinths, felicia, agastache summer sky, Anchusa, penstemon Joyce grenfell....grow em all for their true "blueness" 

mulch query

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:48

For me, I learned that heavy mulching of hellebores, for example, is better in autumn or when flowering is taking place or over.  Hellebores were late because of heavy mulching before flower buds had emerged.  Mulching in September is ok though

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Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:44

Tracey,,do mine every year and get,loads,of flowers.  Earlier the better now for plenty of flowering wood.

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