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Planting Decisions

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 09:28

Sara, just  come across this thread

You need to ph test your soil.  Find out if it's acid or alkaline.   Very important.

Soil?  Is it heavy clay or light Sandy?  Is it a sunny garden?  Where is it shady?

What size is your garden?

Do you want a veg patch?  Some fruit?  A play area?  Seating area?

Always good to get some compost into your soil.

Those fences could be planted according to which are in sun or shade.  

Look, I wouldn't rush into getting loads of plants just yet.  Those fences and a lawn (?) sorted first and then sketch different options.  Sketch again and rethink.  But do planting as your knowledge of plants and your comditions improve.  In everybody's garden there are micro climates, areas which are more sheltered, etc

Its exciting planting and planning a new garden but there is no need...and no value....in rushing it

Good luck Sara 

New garden

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 09:02

Hollie, no wonder you're happy....it looks idyllic    Exciting times?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 08:53

Hello forkers

Sorry you are unwell KEF and Dove.   Yep, I can polish off that cake if I try 

Lovely sunshine right now so will try, at some stage today,  and get more tidying and cutting back as well as planting done.

Thought gardeners  world a little boring last night.     

Enjoy your party Stacey

Have nice weekend everyone

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 19:59

I'll have that..........

I want to grow again

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 19:39

Yes, looks nice Dove.  Purple go well with it? 

I want to grow again

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 19:37

Hiya Dove.  same here.  Thought Adrian blooms foggy bottom was brilliant.  He was a great inspiration for me and am sure my love of grasses, foliage colour, perennials etc was because of him.  Went through the dwarf conifer period too.

Never enamoured about auriculas.  A friend grew them and loved them but they just looked too artificial for me.

Cant grow good roses here so don't grow them but I will check out your site in a mo.

Grew a border of iberis too.  In spring it was eye catching but it was something I grew tired of too

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 19:26

Sue, sue sue!   Dear me!  

Like it.....like it a lot 

(you didn't comment on my rather clever jokes though?  I have a feeling you were overwhelmed by their superbness and rightly so)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 18:58

Ok KEF, not such good food....

But you got a new planter. Yea!  

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 18:55

Why does Santa have 3 gardens?   

So he can say ho ho ho.    ...........ok ok ok.  Off the cuff y'know 

Why does father Christmas crack jokes?   So he can slay..sleigh ..you with them .........just told someone this joke and the expression was not good. Must be good though cos I'm still laughing.  Its the way I tell em......    

I'll get my coat, shall I?..............

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 18:46

Looks great value to me gardengirl. An eye for a bargain?  

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